From Reykjavík

South Shore, Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

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


Tour code: IMG18

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

  • Difficulty - Moderate



    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 2-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

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  • Group 319


    11 - 12 hrs

  • Group 110


    30 min before departure

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    Max 6 per guide

  • Group 377

    On the ice

    3 hrs

  • 14

    Minimum age

    14 yrs and a minimum shoe size of European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Group 65



Customer Reviews

South Shore, Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing was my favorite day of my trip to Iceland. The climbing was challenging, but such a great experience. Once we got used to the crampons, the walking on the glacier was fun. The views were amazing. So glad we did this one.
Christine, USA2017-04-15

Tour Highlights


Walking on Ice with Crampons

Introduction to Ice Climbing

Sólheimajökull Views


  • 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

Practical Information