Blue Ice Glacier Hiking and Climbing

Take a journey through a frozen maze of towering ice formations, jagged ridges, and deep blue crevasses!
Available: All year
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 - 10 hours
Minimum Age: 14
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up possible
Price: ISK 19.990
Reviews: 5 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Adventurous Glacier hike and climb on the incredible Sólheimajökull glacier
✅ Admire the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall
✅ Certified Glacier Guide
✅ Ice Climbing (optional)
✅ All necessary equipment included (climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other safety equipment)

Tour Details

Rated: Moderate.
Duration: Approx. 10 hours with transfer / Approx. 4 hours if you do not need a transfer and prefer to meet us on location.
Hotel pick-up time: If you have chosen transfer, please be ready at 8:30 AM for your pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose “To Be Announced” for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.
Meet on location time: If you have decided to meet us on location, please be ready at 11:30 AM at Solheimajokull Parking Lot. Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi. GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84). View on Google Maps
Included: Glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull glacier with a certified glacier guide, an optional introduction to ice climbing and all specialized glacier gear; climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment. Lunch is NOT included. We recommend you bring a packed lunch for the day.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented if you contact us beforehand. We do not rent gear from the location.
Minimum age: 14 years.

Tour Description

This tour offers you the opportunity to hike and climb at the immeasurably magnificent Solheimajokull glacier. Solheimajokull is an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull glacier, Iceland’s 4th biggest glacier. The glacier tongue is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water; indeed an extraordinary place.

On the Blue Ice Tour, we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier and also have the chance to test our ice climbing skills. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, Solheimajokull glacier is absolutely an impressive site to spend the day. We will provide you with all the tools you will need for your time on the glacier: ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines and of course we make sure that you are always safe on the ice.

On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skogafoss.

5 reviews

  1. One of the best adventure I have ever had

    very very recommended. had such an amazing day at the glacier. the guides are amazing and very knowledgable. My first ever visit on glacier and it was awesome. one of the best adventure I have had in any country I have visited before.
    Thank you everyone for this day

  2. Super brilliant

    Very friendly and knowledgeable stafff. We had a lot of fun on this day. This tour was incredible!!!!! We got picked up on time at our hotel and had a very fun ride on the way to the glacier with extremely beautiful scenery. Glacier climbing is once in a life time experience. Simply perfect day

  3. Our guide was fantastic! The view from the glacier is something special! Hands down the best thing we did in Iceland! I will visit again next year and I will go again. Unforgettable experience.

  4. Amazing

    Highlight of our holiday in Iceland. We all really enjoyed the hiking and ice climbing. A bit difficult at times but at the same time really fun.

    Absolutely amazing experience!

  5. MUST DO

    Great guide, perfectly organised tour and extremely fun!

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