From Reykjavík

Take a Walk on the Ice Side

An easy glacier walk on Sólheimajökull with visits to two stunning waterfalls on Iceland's famous South Coast.

Tour code: SRE81

Take a Walk on the Ice Side
Price from: 24.999  ISK

Our Most Popular All Year Glacier Walk Day Tour

A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010.

Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. There, we will guide you on a safe and easy Glacier Walk on crampons up onto the icy landscape.

As we explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn about these disappearing giants. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. This tour also gives the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

If you have your own car and want to meet us on location, check our tours from Sólheimajökull.

Tour Overview

  • Pickup

    30 min before departure


    Pick-up is operated by our partners at Reykjavik Excursions and starts 30 minutes before departure time.

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Active

    ~ 3 hrs


    Active is basically anything done out side of the vehicle. This can be for example; a short walk to a waterfall, visit to a museum or a hike on a glacier. The time is always estimated. Condition, such as daylight and weather can have affect for each departure.

  • 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

    10.5 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights


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

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) for glacier
  • Hiking boots for glacier

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Take a Walk on the Ice Side


Day Tour

Our most popular all year Glacier Walk Day Tour

After being picked up in Reykjavík by a professional driver guide, you will take a scenic 2 hour drive to Sólheimajökull glacier along the South Coast of Iceland.

Before stepping on the glacier, you will get all the necessary gear, such as an ice axe, crampons and a harness. Your expert glacier guide will lead you through a wonderland of ice.

On this tour you also have the opportunity experience the marvelous Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.

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Practical Information

We always recommend booking 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 info (at) Tours can also be purchased on the day of the activity if any spots are available.

You can find the nearest pick-up location. You are welcome to email info (at) 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.