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By the terminus of Sólheimajökull glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

By the terminus of Sólheimajökull glacier

Getting ready for a glacier walk
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Getting ready for a glacier walk

Contrasts in the landscape
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Contrasts in the landscape

Heading higher up on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Heading higher up on the glacier

Exploring the glacial sculptures
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Exploring the glacial sculptures

Walking through a crevassed area
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking through a crevassed area

Getting back to the surface of the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Getting back to the surface of the glacier

Listening to interesting stories
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Listening to interesting stories

Happy people on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Happy people on the glacier

Heading back after the glacier walk
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Heading back after the glacier walk

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Glacier hiking adventure on Sólheimajökull

Difficulty:

EASY

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Adult: 14900

Departures: All year: Every day at 10:00, 12:00, and 14:00 (except December 24th and 25th)

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours in total, about 2 hours on the ice

Meeting point: Parking area in front of Sólheimajökull glacier 20 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, hiking boots, and lunch.

Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK)

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    Glacier Walk Tour on Sólheimajökull

    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.

    The Sólheimajökull glacier outlet 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.

    Price For Children (10-15 yrs) : 7.450 ISK

    Directions to Sólheimajökull Glacier:

    Driving time: From Reykjavík: 2h 30min. From Vík: 45 min.

    From the West (Reykjavík): 6 km after Skógar, you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 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 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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