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Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing

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Walk and Climb on the famous Sólheimajökull glacier on the South Coast of Iceland.

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Tour code: AG106

Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing
Price from: 23.368  ISK

An Easy Glacier Walk with an Introduction to Ice Climbing

On this glacier adventure, we combine our popular glacier walk 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. With our small group per guide, everyone will get a chance to have a fun and easy ice climbing experience. Don’t forget your camera, you will want to share this experience with your friends and family!

Please note: Activity is subject to availability and weather conditions.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Sólheimajökull Base Camp

  • Group size

    2 - 6 per guide

  • On the ice

    3 hours

  • Minimum shoe size

    European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

  • Language


  • 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 walk per day, without much carrying.

  • Availability


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • 14

    Minimum age:

    14 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • 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)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing


Day Tour

An Easy Glacier Walk With An Introduction To Ice Climbing

Before starting your epic Glacier Walk, you will meet up with your glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp by Sólheimajökull glacier.

You will receive a safety briefing from your guide, as well as be fitted with a harness, crampons and an ice axe.

After enjoying an easy Glacier Walk and introduction to ice climbing, you will head back to the meeting point in the parking lot.


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.

Our meeting points do not have official addresses, but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above, or find the location on Google Maps here.

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.