Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland's Sólheimajokull Glacier. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!
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.
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!
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!
A total blast. It was gorgeous and they had all the equipment and information needed. Great experience.
Awesome. This tour was cancelled one day due to weather, but rescheduled. The day we went was raining, but we dressed appropriately and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The hike was long and the climb was short. I would have liked to do more climbing, but it does slow things down when in a group. The guides were great and safety was a priority.
Guides were nice and understanding. The trip was awesome and I will never forget it. This feeling to be there, surrended by ice and mountains...
Great day out but wish there was more climbing great guides that took us up
You can't travel to Iceland without going on this tour!! Nothing better then hiking up a Glacier and then climbing up a wall of ice!! The view's were Awesome!!
Excellent and would highly recommend this trip. The guides on the trip have excellent knowledge about the glacier and surrounding areas. The glacier was roughly 2 hours drive from Reykjavik and then we spent roughly 5 hours hiking on the glacier and climbing. The climbing looks a lot easier than it actually is - definite trip to book.
this was SOOO worth it! my group was pretty small- just 6 of us and it was the perfect size. the hike was awesome- how often can people brag that they have hiked on a bloody glacier?! after hiking, we started ice climbing- again, how often can people brag that they have ice climbed?! if you are really into rock climbing, you will like ice climbing because the difficulty level skyrockets. you have to shimmy up a massive, almost vertical wall using two ice picks and the spikes on your boots.
This was an awesome tour and would highly recommend it. Definitely requires some physical ability as you will be hiking for a few hours and the ice climbing part requires a bit of upper body fitness. The tour guide was really fun and informative and they provide you with basic gear (crampons, pick ax, helmet, and harness). Be sure to bring gloves, good hiking shoes, snow or water resistant pants (although some people wore jeans), and a good jacket. You don't need to get too heavy with the gear as you will get warm doing the activities, so light layers are a good idea. It was one of the most memorable things I've ever done in the world!
Very well run tour. Guides were good fun and very knowledgeable. Well worth the money!