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Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike

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  • 3 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Spend a half day hiking around southern Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier with a small group on this tour. Follow your hiking guide over the rugged terrain and learn about the glacial formation as you walk. All necessary equipment included.
  • Half-day hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Small group ensures personalized attention
  • Learn about southern Iceland's flora and fauna

What's Included

  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
  • Small Group (12 Participants Max)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Sólheimajökull, Iceland
    We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time at our trailer marked Troll Expeditions. You can look up on Google Maps "Tröll Expeditions Sólheimajökull" to find the exact location.

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Dressed appropriately for the cold, and wearing hiking boots, meet your guide and small group in Sólheimajökull parking lot at your scheduled time. 

After a brisk walk, arrive on the glacier and take in the sight of the millennia-old blue ice while your guide sets you up with all necessary equipment. Led by your experienced guide, embark upon the walk of a lifetime across the compacted ice. Your guide adjusts the pace and level of difficulty according to the needs and abilities of the group. Relax, knowing you are in careful hands, as your guide explains all about the formation of the glacier and how it is changing.

Take the time to soak up the eerie quietness and sense of isolation as you stand atop the glacier tongue. On a clear day, admire the view of the ice cap-covered volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which famously brought European air traffic to a halt when it erupted in 2010.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary
  • Please be at the starting location 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by Troll Expeditions

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.

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Traveler Tips

No climbing is necessary using harnesses or pick axes, just basic crampons, hiking boots, and a pick axe to help as a walking stick.
224 reviews
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One of the highlights of our trip!
Catherine_E, Dec 2021
My 24 yr old son and I hiked the glacier with Benat and 4 other guests. Benat was cool, calm, and full of information which put us at ease right away. It was surreal when we finally stopped halfway up and looked back to see how far we had come. I felt pushed beyond my comfort zone and it was exhilarating! Those crampons they provided were magical. This experience was so much more than we expected. I mean, how do you go to Iceland and not hike a glacier?!! I would highly recommend this hike.
More of a tour than a hike.
Charlotte_B, Dec 2021
The glacier is beautiful and well worth the visit. The tour was more of a tour than a hike, we expected to go further onto the glacier and walk further to explore more. It took almost an hour for everybody to get ready and then once we were on the glacier the groups were all backed up so there was a lot of waiting around. I’m not sure I’d describe them as small groups either, I think there was 10 in our group. They should group fitness levels together and ask people what they want to explore. We would have liked to go further and experience more of a hike, this was a stroll on the glacier, which will definitely suit some people! Our guide was really friendly and knowledgable. We went on the afternoon tour, I think the morning/lunch time tour would be better.
Great trip well worth the money.
Steve_H, Dec 2021
Amazing scenery and such an experience on top. Eeery silence. Wei was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable.
Fab tour
Judith_I, Nov 2021
Really enjoyable tour. The guide was really good. It was really interesting with some stunning views.
Brilliant experience
Stewart_E, Nov 2021
Our guide as fantastic, great activity for those that like being active. Lots of fun and was my most memorable excursion of the week. Would definitely recommend.
Worth it!
John_J, Nov 2021
We had a great time. The guide Alex was super cool and he made the experience very fun. Drinking water from a glacier was on my list.
Cool and fun experience
Teresa_R, Oct 2021
The day started off as I received an email that my tour was updated from morning to afternoon. Once I arrived I notify the guides about the change and showed them my ticket and email and one believed me but the Cuban did not and he sort of made a big deal about it and it made me feel very uncomfortable. When I told him that if he did not believe me to tell me so I can cancel and get my $$ back he sort of calmed down. After that he changed his attitude and things got better. The Cuban guide seem pretty professional and very strict, which I liked and he took us to several areas and not only showed us but also explain what we re looking at (I won't spoil it for you). I wish it was a longer hike but it was super cool experience. Advice to the Cuban: chill out, we're there to have a good experience and take pics. Let us as we may never got back to that sight again.
Yannet_F, Sep 2021
Ale our guide was excellent. He kept. us save all the time and explain everything. Nice experience, ask for Ale, the Spanish guide he speaks English very well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cool and beautiful experience.
Theresa_N, Aug 2021
We had a great hike with Alex who hailed from Spain and working for Troll.IS. Drinking fresh glacial water via Viking Press position was fun and we also learned various terms causing different water formations. Both Viator and Troll were very accommodating to our change from 5 to 4 participants due to injury before the glacier hike.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience - professional and friendly tour guides
Daniel_C, Aug 2021
This was a great glacier hike! It was challenging but nothing too crazy. The tour guides were fun and provided a great experience - they were fun and knowledgeable. Five stars - would recommend!


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