5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 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!


  • 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 June 2014

This tour was incredible. The tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. You do not need to be experienced to do this tour. My mother (age 58) was able to hike with no problem and she is as beginner as they come! You do not have to participate in ice climbing, but I highly recommend that you try!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Valdi and Steve gave us a great tour. There were only 11 of us on this small tour which was a perfect size. We were picked up at our rental apartment just as the others were on this tour. Also dropped off several hours later at our apartment.

We did a few tours and this was the best of the bunch, not only were our guides very nice but also very knowledgable of the area and loved to get questions from us. Valdi is also a big fan of bad jokes so make sure you have a couple of bad jokes ready to share.

We spent a couple of hours on the glacier which took about 2 hours to get there but well worth the drive. The ice wall climb was only about 30 feet but a very cool experience and a must do. This was my first ice wall climb.

If you don't have sturdy hiking boots you can rent them there, all other gear is supplied free of charge.

I highly recommend this tour.

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