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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Embark on an adventurous journey from Reykjavik to Iceland’s Sólheimajökull Glacier. Your expert guide will take you glacier hiking and ice climbing on this magnificent natural phenomenon -- a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. Take in the spectacular views while exploring one of Iceland's most beautiful and striking natural wonders. No experience is necessary!

Highlights

  • Day trip to Iceland’s Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Enjoy an adventurous glacier hike with your expert guide
  • Admire the rugged, ever-changing ice formation and soak in picturesque views
  • Try your hand at ice climbing, with all necessary safety equipment included
  • Beginners are welcome as no ice-climbing experience is needed!
  • Visit Skógafoss, one of Iceland's largest waterfalls
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Sólheimajokull Glacier

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Solheimajokull Glacier

Take a day trip from Reykjavik to experience Iceland's stunning nature and picturesque views from the outlet of the Myrdalsjokull Glacier -- the Sólheimajökull Glacier. After hotel pickup in Reykjavik in the morning, enjoy a relaxing coach ride to your destination in the southwest of Iceland, where your experienced guide will give you a brief safety introduction before leading you on a hike on the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Walk across this magnificent phenomenon -- a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. The ice tongue, termed because the glacier crawls toward the ocean and forms a long outlet of ice, will amaze you with unique, breathtaking views. With your guide, explore the outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, crevasses, sink holes, deep cracks and jagged ridges.

When you reach an ice wall, try your hand at ice climbing! Having all the safety tools you need, such as ice axes, crampons and safety lines, brave the heights and be rewarded throughout the whole climb with stunning natural sights, making this trip an experience you won’t forget.

After your glacier adventure, stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's largest waterfalls, before returning to Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Awesome! So much fun. Guides were fantastic. Although young, both guides took their jobs and our safety quite seriously. Glacier was really cool and the ice climbing was super fun. The waterfall on the way home was an added bonus. This was definitely a huge highlight of our trip and an experience that I will never forget!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

It's rated for everyone, BUT I recommend you can walk and hike on even ground for at least a mile before you book this tour. We went in March and really enjoyed the hike and the ice climbing. The guides were helpful and encouraging to those who were nervous or slower. Long time on the bus to get there, but worth the trip! If you enjoy doing things out of the ordinary, this is the trip!

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