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

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. On the way back to Reykjavík, we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

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. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • AVAILABILITY

    All-year

  • DURATION

    9 - 10 hrs

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Group Size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • On the ice

    2 hrs

  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs

  • Language

    English

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

South Coast sights

Walk on Ice with Crampons

The beautiful Skógafoss waterfall

Sólheimajökull is something else

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport from Reykjavík
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information