From Reykjavík

Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Enjoy an easy Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier and visit two stunning waterfalls on this year round day tour from Reykjavík.


Tour code: IMG01

Group of people hiking an glacier

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.

Enjoy a video from the Walk on the Ice Side tour

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

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

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Group 377


    ~ 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.

  • 10

    Minimum age

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

  • Group 65



Customer Reviews

We did the Golden Circle with Northern lights tour and everything was perfect. Our guide Pad was one of the best guides we've had on any trip around the world. He was a perfect combo of intellect and humor. The stops and food were more than memorable, so much so that we booked a trip to South Iceland for their "Take a Walk on the Ice Side" tour. You could choose any of the countless other tour agencies in country but the adventurous spirit of Icelandic Mountain Guides puts them far above the rest. An absolute MUST, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Shout out to Pad one more time for a excellent job!!!
dibs0369, USA2018-03-08

Tour Highlights

Walk on Ice with Crampons

South Coast sights

Sólheimajökull is something else


  • 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

Practical Information