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An easy, family-friendly glacier walk that features the icy wonderland of Sólheimajökull, the closest glacier to Reykjavík. Safe and entertaining experience with Iceland's highest certified guides.

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Tour code: AG101

Glacier Discovery
Price from: 13.938  ISK

A Short and Easy Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Embark on a captivating and easy glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier, led by our most certified and experienced glacier guides. Trained extensively with the highest glacier guiding qualifications, they'll navigate you safely through this icy tableau of vibrant glacier shades, from pristine white and ethereal blue to crystal clear.

Our guides, also members of local search and rescue teams and passionate about the environment, will transport you to exclusive areas of the glacier, a privilege only a few enjoy. You will be equipped with all the necessary safety gear, to ensure your safety on the glacier while minimizing our environmental impact.

As you traverse this frosty marvel, you'll witness deep crevasses, water cauldrons, and more spectacular features. The Icelandic Mountain Guides will enrich your experience with their deep understanding of Icelandic glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains, making your glacier walk a memorable learning journey.

Our small group sizes promise an intimate and enriching experience, while our glacier trucks maximise your time on the glacier. This Sólheimajökull glacier walk isn't just an adventure but a respectful homage to nature, offering plentiful photo opportunities amidst awe-inspiring landscapes. Experience an Icelandic glacier like never before with us.

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Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Sólheimajökull Base Camp

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Language

    English

  • On the ice

    1 - 1.5 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    All-year

  • Duration

    ~ 3 hrs

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier equipement and safety gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Access to exclusive areas thate other groups can't reach
  • Small group experience

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 Discovery

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

A Short & Easy Glacier Walk On Sólheimajökull Glacier

After meeting your certified glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp, by Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be fitted with the appropriate gear (crampons, ice axe and harness). You will hear a short safety briefing and then head off for your Glacier Walk.

Your guide will lead you around a landscape full of colourful ice and crevasses. Following the walk, you will head back to the original meeting point in the parking lot.

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).

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  • 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.

  • 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.