From Sólheimajökull

Glacier Exploration

Meet us at Sólheimajökull on the South Coast of Iceland for a Glacier Walk tour filled with exploration and adventure. Learn about the features of the glacier from your expert guide and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour code: AG102

Glacier Exploration
Price from: 17.300  ISK

Glacier Hiking Adventure On Sólheimajökull

On this fun, safe, and easy to moderate glacier hiking tour, 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 skills are required for the tour. Your experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment that we provide for all Glacier Walk tours, such as crampons and an ice axe. The unique experience of a Glacier Hike 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.

Check out our Instagram (IcelandicMountainGuides) for the latest pictures from the glacier!

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Sólheimajökull Base Camp

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • On the ice

    2 - 2.5 hrs

  • Minimum shoe size

    European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    All-year

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull base

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Glacier Exploration

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Glacier Hiking Adventure On Sólheimajökull

Your adventure begins when you meet your professional glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp along the South Coast of Iceland.

Your guide will provide you with the necessary gear for the Glacier Walk, including a harness, crampons and a harness.

Following a quick safety briefing, you set off to the glacier. After 2 hours of exploring magnificent ice formations, you will head back to the original meeting point.

Directions

Sólheimajökull - Where to meet us

Driving time
From Reykjavík: 2.5 hrs
From Vík: 45 min

GPS point for Sólheimajökull
N 63.532833
W 19.369675

From the West (Reykjavík)
6 km (3.7 mi) after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km (3 mi) to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min for this part).

From the East (Vík)
3 km (1.9 mi) 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 parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

  • Day Tour
  • Directions
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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.