Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk - IMG12

A tour into a magical frozen world

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 13.500

Departures: All year: Every day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 (except December 24th and 25th, and January 1st.

Duration: 3 - 3,5 hours in total, about 2 hours on the ice

Meeting point: Parking area in front of Sólheimajökull glacier 15 minutes before departure (see picture at bottom of page)

Minimum Age: 10 years

We provide: Guiding services, ice gear and safety equipment

You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots

Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.000 ISK)

  • Tour Description

    Glacier Tour from Sólheimajökull

    The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged and majestic rock formations thoroughly shaped by the glacier.

    On this fun, safe and easy to moderate glacier walk you get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier. While enjoying all the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you will learn more about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature. No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for all our glacier walk tours. The unique experience of a glacier walk on one of the many retreating glaciers of the world is sure to leave lasting memories

    Please note:
    Because of changes in landscape at Sólheimajökull glacier we have combined the old Blue ice Adventure and Sólheimajökull Exploration into the Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk. These changes in landscape involve about 30-40 min walk from the parking lot to the glacier itself.

    Price For Children (10-15 yrs) : 8.000 ISK

    Directions to Sólheimajökull glacier:

    Driving time: From Reykjavík: 2h30. From Vík: 45 min.

    From the West (Reykjavík): 6 km after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

    From the East (Vík): 3 km after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

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