From Reykjavík

South Shore, Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

Explore stunning glaciers and waterfalls along the South Coast of Iceland.

Tour code: IMG18

South Shore, Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

A Fun & Adventurous South Shore Adventure Combo

On this South Shore adventure heading to Sólheimajökull glacier, we combine our popular Glacier Walk tour with an easy introduction to ice climbing.  As we explore the majestic landscapes of Sólheimajökull glacier, including water cauldrons, ridges, and deep crevasses, we search for a suitable spot to rig up our gear for a short introduction to ice climbing. After a short introduction, everyone will get a chance to have a go at a fun and easy ice climbing experience.  After having fun on the glacier, we stop to marvel at two impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. This tour perfectly combines the natural exploration of a glacier walk with the thrill of ice climbing in a fun and accessible way. Don’t forget your camera, you will want to share this experience with your friends and family.

Tour Overview

  • Pickup

    30 min before departure

  • Group size

    Max 6 per guide

  • On the ice

    3 hrs

  • Minimum shoe size

    European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    All-year

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • 14

    Minimum age:

    14 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

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

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants) for glacier walk
  • Hiking boots for glacier walk

Tour Map and Itinerary

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South Shore, Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

A Fun & Adventurous South Shore Adventure Combo

This full day glacier adventure on Sólheimajökull glacier lets you walk and climb on this icy giant.

After being picked up by your expert guide in Reykjavík, you will be driven along the scenic South Coast to Sólheimajökull.

At the edge of the glacier, you will gear up in crampons, an ice axe, a harness and a helmet. Your expert glacier guide will provide you with a short safety briefing before you begin.

On the glacier, you will witness why Iceland’s glaciers are so popular. After discovering various ice formations, your guide will rig up the ice climbing ropes on a wall or moulin.

During your introduction to ice climbing session, you will learn the proper climbing technique. Following this thrilling adventure on the glacier, your guide will drive you back to Reykjavík.

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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 on the day of the activity as long as there are spaces available.

You can find the nearest pick up location. You are welcome to email to [email protected] to get help with finding an alternative pick up location

The pick ups starts 30 min before your tour's departure time. Please be ready at your bus stop in time.

  • 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.