From Sólheimajökull

Glacier Panorama Trail

A versatile, scenic hike by the volcano Katla that rewards you with a view of Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull and other unique landscapes of the south coast.

Tour code: IMG14

Enjoy a Scenic Hike With Stunning Panoramic Glacier View

During the hike you will enjoy view of glaciers, black beaches and a stunning south shore by the Atlantic ocean. This hike gives you a glance into the world of geological wonders of Iceland and how glaciers have shaped the land for thousands of years. Our glacier truck transports you to approximately 750 m to start with. The hike a head will generally be downhill.

If you are looking for an active adventure that doesn´t cost you too much time or energy, yet offering the best view and informative guiding through pristine landscapes, the Glacier Panorama Trail is the hike for you. In the morning, guests will meet their guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From there, you will be driven up to roots of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. On a clear day, you will be able to see the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The hiking route lies above and along Sólheimajökull outlet glacier and ends by the glacier terminus. The hiking route is in an area rarely visited and only occasional sheep can be seen around.  In order to preserve nature please stay on path and follow your guides instructions. 

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Moderate - Challenging

    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • Availability

    June - Sept

  • Duration

    6.5 hours

  • Meeting Point

    Sólheimajökull parking area

  • Group Size

    Up to 14 per guide

  • Active

    6 hours

  • 12

    Minimum age

    12 yrs

  • Language

    English

Tour Highlights

Panoramic Views

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Tranquility

Spectacular Nature

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport in a glacier truck
  • Group safety equipment carried by guide

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks and food

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles

Practical Information