Solheimajokull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike | Small Group Tour

Sólheimajökull glacier will blow your mind. We provide equipment and basic technique. No experience needed to climb your way up a blue wall of glacier crevasse.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Modrate
Duration: 4 hours
Minimum Age: 12
Pick Up: Meet on location
Price From: CNY 1,094.02
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reviews: 6 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Hike on Solheimajokull glacier
✅ Climb an ice wall
✅ Views of ice formations
✅ Experienced glacier guide
✅ Small group experience

Tour Details

Duration: 4 hours
Minimum age: 12 years
Departures: Oct-May: 13:00 / June–Sept: 12:00
What to bring: Warm clothing (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), gloves (necessary to protect your hands), & a hat.
Included: Certified glacier guide, hiking boots & crampons, glacier equipment (ropes, helmet, harness, and ice axe)
Meeting point: Sólheimajökull Glacier Parking Lot (read more below)

The meeting point is at the Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot (view on google maps here).

Directions from Reykjavík (or any other place further west)

Drive east on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a leftturn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.

Distance from Reykjavík: 160km.

Directions from Vík (or any other place further east)

Drive west on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a right turn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.

Distance from Vík: 26km

Tour Description

Challenge yourself on your trip to Iceland and experience natural wonders that look like they are out of this planet while doing a good workout in the fresh air of the Icelandic mountains. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland and looks like you are walking on the moon. Climb an wall of glacial ice mixed with volcanic ash from eruptions

The tour begins when you meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and get all necessary equipment for the hike: crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets and climbing boots. Then you will hike for about 15 minutes to the ice itself to get the blood flowing and warm up for the climb.

Arriving at the glacier your guide will explain to you how to put on the crampons, a traction device out of steel which is attached to your climbing boots, and he will talk about safety and a few important rules for the tour.

You will stay 150 to 180 minutes on the ice itself and see lots of beautiful features. Since the glacier is impermanent and ever-changing your guide often has to scout out a new crevasse or moulin for climbing each time. With this strategy, we will be flexible and avoid the crowds on the glacier as well.

Your guide will install a massive ice screw and attach a rope to it before you climb up the ice walls or even rappelling into a crevasse and climb out again. Your guide will introduce you in detail to the history of the glacier and tell you how the ice is formed on top of the mountains and make sure you never forget the adventure of your lifetime.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

Directions from Reykjavík (or any other place further west)

Drive east on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a leftturn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.

Distance from Reykjavík: 160km.

Directions from Vík (or any other place further east)

Drive west on road no. 1 until you reach road 221 – Sólheimajökulsvegur. Take a right turn onto road 221 and drive until you reach the parking lot at Sólheimajökull.

Distance from Vík: 26km

6 reviews

  1. Amazing

    I did the ice climbing experience with my 17 year old son – the experience far exceeded my already high expectation. We went with Hendrickson – great guy. Highly, highly recommend that you do this and that you request Hendrickson.

  2. Loved every second!

    Best tour I’ve ever done! Gísli is the best guide anyone could ask for. He is amazing and taught us everything from scratch. We recommend this tour 100% to anyone, even if it is their first time 😀

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