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From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

4.6 / 5

55 reviews

From Reykjavík: Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

From US$ 131.57 per person

Learn how to walk on ice on a hike of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Get stunning views of the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland from a unique perspective.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up available from authorized points in Reykjavik.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike across the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull
  • Benefit from the services of a certified glacier guide
  • See the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík, and then journey to the Sólheimajökull glacier near the southenmost village of Vik.  Upon arrival, meet your certified glacier guide and get a safety briefing to help your walk on the ice. Put on the provided glacier gear and venture out into the wilderness. Experience the unique sensation of walking on a glacier tongue using crampons and an ice axe.  Return to Reykjavík via the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and take souvenir photos of the amazing cascades.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Guided hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Specialized glacier gear, including crampons and ice axe
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

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  • The minimum age to take part is 8 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

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The glacier walk was very nice ...

The glacier guide was great and the hike very interesting. You should definitely have good ankle-high hiking boots, without this you must not participate in the tour. If you do not have one, you can borrow it as well. Attention additional costs! The waterfalls that are visited, the stay for my taste was much too short. However, this was due to the fact that the tour operator does not provide a guide and a bus driver, but the tour operator himself drives the bus and must be respected here on driving times. For this reason, for me a star deduction, there were other tours from other providers with two people better.

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June 2, 2019

Fantastic glacier hike

Amazing tour, we both loved every minute. The guide made the journey so interesting with facts and stories of Iceland. There were plenty of stops in the way to the glacier and fantastic waterfall stops on the way back. The glacier hike was well organised, the guide was helpful and knowledgeable and the hike on the glacier was everything we imagined and more. A wonderful trip we will never forget and definitely recommended.

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March 12, 2019

Stunning views. Group slightly too large..

.. which would not have been an issue if all participants were on similar fitness levels. Not sure if we had gone any further on the glacier without those lacking any form of physical fitness but like this is was more of an afternoon walk than the glacier hike I expected. Still: the views are absolutely stunning and Sólheimajökull worth the visit.

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February 17, 2019

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