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Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing Tour Iceland

Go for the adventure of your lifetime – Hike a glacier in Iceland! Experience the best of Iceland and head out towards Sólheimajökull glacier, hike on the untouched ice formations, look for icy caves and for the thrill seekers, test your ice climbing skills!

For the most adventurous people in Iceland, it doesn’t get much more exciting than conquering glaciers. A truly unique experience with magnificent views, unlike anything else. This glacier tour allows you to not only hike the beautiful Sólheimajökull glacier on the South Coast of Iceland but for those interested it is possible to get instructions & gear for ice climbing – And test your natural ice climbing talents.


We wanted to offer a true glacier experience for our guests and after a thorough research, we picked this unique glacier tour as our one best candidate to create unforgettable memories for our friends from around the world. The tour is hosted by the best in the business when it comes to glacier & true outdoors activities so good times, tour quality and safety are guaranteed.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sólheimajökull glacier (Solheimajokull glacier)
  • Skógafoss (Skogafoss waterfall)
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Ice Climbing (optional)

What’s Included:

  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Optional Introduction to Ice Climbing
  • All necessary glacier and climbing gear
  • Optional: Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik


This tour is both available with pick up from Reykjavík and meet on location.


Hotel pick-up time: If you have chosen transfer please be ready at 8:30 AM for your pick-up from your Reykjavík 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 chosen to meet us on location please be ready at 11:30 AM at Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi. GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84).


Starting time: 08:30am (If you’ve chosen to be picked up.) 11:30am (If you’ve chosen to meet the tour on location.)
Duration: The tour itself 4 hours total on the glacier. The total duration is approx. 10 hours if you choose to be picked up in Reykjavik.
Availability: All year round
Difficulty: Moderate
Min. Age: 14 years

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland’s 4th biggest glacier. The glacier tongue is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water; truly a phenomenal place. The tour will start with an introduction to equipment and safety instructions. 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.


You will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier and also have the chance to test your ice climbing skills. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss.

The tour is about 4 hours with approx. 3 hours on ice, this includes the hour spend climbing.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.


Get a sneak peek into your awesome glacier adventure ahead


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All our tours are with small groups to ensure a personal experience.
So, please book in advance when possible since dates tend to get fully booked rather early!



This partner tour is operated by Arctic Adventures. All tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.


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