5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 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 February 2015

What an amazing trip! I cannot praise the guides who took us highly enough (Jakob, Palmi and Snorri), they were simply brilliant. All three were super helpful when anyone had an issue, they were very knowledgeable about the glacier and the places we drove through to get there and were clearly very experienced and capable on the ice. They were very friendly and really made the trip a fantastic experience.

Once we arrived at the glacier we walked from the car park to the ice as a large group of about 25 with all three guides, then split into smaller groups of about 8 with one guide each. We went with Snorri and had such a fantastic time. He was brilliant at explaining how to use all of the equipment, incredibly knowledgeable about the glacier, explaining how the structures on it form and how it shapes the landscape around it and was totally in his element. We saw several crevasses, an ice cave, some moulin, ate glacial ice and drank freshly melted glacier water. When it came to the ice climbing (which is optional and there was no pressure to take part) you could really see his passion come through, he was having just as much fun as we were! We had no worries about safety at any point, the guides clearly had that all in hand so we could just enjoy the day. Snorri pitched the trip perfectly for the ability of our group, showing us interesting things but not pushing anyone out of their comfort zone.

We went in February and there was quite a cold wind and we had some rain as we were walking back. I did the trip in some thermal undies, fleece and waterproof jacket and trousers and was fine. Gloves and a hat are also a must. I wore a pair of normal walking shoes which were fine (both for walking and ice climbing) but the boots you can hire from them were much better for ice climbing.

If you are thinking of taking a trip like this then I cannot recommend this one highly enough. It was well organised and the guides were exceptional. Hope you have a great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Fabulous day trip that I would thoroughly recommend. We were really lucky with the weather on a Saturday in mid January - clear blue skies, although very cold. The scenery was stunning. As others have said, do make sure you have layers of warm clothes and good boots. The walk on the glacier exceeded all my expectations and the 2 guides were very supportive of my attempts at the ice wall climb. I only managed to get up a little way but still enjoyed the experience! There were about 15 of us in the group from many different countries and ranging in age from early 20s to late 50s. Very good value for money.

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