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Sólheimajökull Glacier Tours

Sólheimajökull Glacier
Among Iceland’s most famous peaks, the notoriously difficult-to-pronounce Eyjafjallajökull volcano made headlines when it erupted in 2010, spewing an enormous cloud of volcanic ash that grounded air traffic all across Europe. The imposing, ice-capped volcano has three main peaks, the tallest of which reaches 5,417 feet (1,651 meters).

The Basics
While a few hardy explorers have managed to summit Eyjafjallajökull, ascending the volcano is considered dangerous, with a deadly crevasse-ridden glacier at the top. Many day tours of the south coast from Reykjavik, whether by car or Jeep, venture to Eyjafjallajökull volcano. These tours typically make stops at other destinations in south Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, black-sand beaches at Dyrhólaey and Vik, the Thórsmörk valley, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For aerial views of the crater, steaming hot springs, and rugged peaks, opt for a helicopter tour over the volcano. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is a must for nature lovers.
  • Eyjafjallajökull is still an active volcano, and as such, is best explored in the company of an experienced guide who can brief you on safety practices.  
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes and warm, rainproof clothing.  
  • Due to uneven surfaces near the volcano, it’s not recommended for wheelchair users. 

How to Get There
Eyjafjallajökull is situated near Iceland’s south shore, just under two hours’ drive from Reykjavik. To get there, follow the Ring Road (Route 1) until Hvolsvöllur, then take the turnoff for Route 261. This route ends at a parking lot, from which it’s possible to view the volcano.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Eyjafjallajökull is during summer, when warmer temperatures and the midnight sun make exploring and hiking easier. Crowds are thinner during September and October. 

Iceland’s Volcanoes
Though Eyjafjallajökull volcano may be better known among Europeans following its 2010 eruption, it is but one of many active volcanoes in Iceland. Its larger neighbor, Katla, just east of Eyjafjallajökull, is even more mighty and powerful. Katla, which lasts erupted in 1918, lies under the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap—the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland. It is feared that an eruption of Katla could melt the glacier and cause catastrophic flooding. 
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Glacier Discovery

While many tours in Iceland make pit stops at glaciers—the country is, after all, full of them—fewer take you over them and close enough to discover their interesting features. With this tour, take an easy glacier hike to see ice formations, crevasses, and water cauldrons that you’d miss just stopping for a look. Your climbing crampons are provided, and the guided hike is offered 2-3 times a day so it’s easier to fit into your schedule.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Glacier Exploration

Iceland is home to some of the world’s most easily accessible glaciers but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to try glacier trekking. This guided glacier hike explores the wild landscapes of the Sólheimajökull glacier, passing spectacular ice tunnels, crevasses, and natural ice sculptures. No experience is necessary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kayaking by the Glacier

Secure your spot in advance, and see the Sólheimajökull Glacier from a different perspective on this guided kayak tour. After dressing in the included dry suit, learn the basics of kayaking before paddling out behind your guide into the lagoon. Observe the glacier landscape as you glide around the icebergs anchored in the lagoon.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Tour

Discover the scenery of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Journey past lava fields, icebergs, and glacier lakes as you explore the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Keep your camera poised as you admire the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations of Vik, as well as the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

Travel by luxury minibus through a volcanic landscape along the south coast of Iceland. You’ll see the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara, and the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier on this day trip from Reykjavik. Spot puffins, if you’re lucky, and get a look at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted in 2010. Round-trip hotel transport is provided.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

Iceland’s south coast is one of the country’s scenic wonders, but often overshadowed by the Golden Circle sights. This full-day trip from Reykjavik covers it in detail, showcasing its lava landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. In addition to visiting the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, walk up close to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and admire the black cliffs and rocks at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey. A stop for lunch (own expense), and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik

Explore the surreal landscape of Iceland's Solheimajökull Glacier during this day trip from Reykjavik. Join your guide for ice hiking and climbing on top of this ancient ice formation, enjoying spectacular views of its constantly changing blend of colors and shapes. Then make a stop at the thundering Skogafoss waterfall, one of the country’s largest waterfalls. Your glacier adventure includes an expert glacier guide, introduction to ice climbing, round-trip transport from Reykjavik as well as all necessary safety gear needed.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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South Coast Waterfalls and Glacier Small-Group Hiking Trip

Marvel at some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls and glaciers along its south coast during this 12-hour small-group adventure from Reykjavik. Travel with no more than 15 guests as you visit the well-known torrents at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and then explore lesser-known waterfalls like Kvernufoss and Irafoss. You’ll also take a hike on Solheimajokull glacier and check out Reynisfjara Beach.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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South Coast of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

Discover the ‘land of fire and ice’ as you journey between the glaciers and lavafields of Iceland’s south coast. Set out on a private full-day tour from Reykjavik and get off-the-beaten-track as you wind through the Hellisheidi mountain pass and along the coast. Keep your camera close to hand as you pass a startling array of scenery, including the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers. Stop to admire the dramatic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; the black sand beaches of Dyrhólaey and Vik, and the lush pastures of Mýrdalur valley.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

Take an unforgettable walk on pure ice on this 1.5-hour guided glacier hike experience on Sólheimajökull in south Iceland. Accompanied by a professional guide, set off from the foot of Sólheimajökull, a frozen tongue of solid ice, and thrill at the experience of walking across the frozen valley. Put on your crampons and discover natural ice formations, crevasses, shafts and ridges as you learn about the formation and history of this frozen wonderland.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group South Coast Day Trip with Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier from Reykjavik

Ideal for adventurous travelers, this 11-hour tour allows you to discover the frozen wonderland of the Sólheimajökull Glacier during a guided hike. Departing Reykjavik, you’ll delve into the crevasses and caves that comprise the glacier, using crampons and ice axes to discover hard-to-reach pockets. See, too, the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way back to Reykjavik, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your hotel. Small-group tour limited to 12 participants.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik

Get to know Iceland's southern coast and embark on a glacier hike during this full-day tour. With your small group of fellow travelers (less than 20 for any tour), visit the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Sólheimajökull Glacier. Round-trip hotel transportation via minibus and all safety gear (harness, ice axe, carabiners, and crampons) included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full Day Small Group South Shore Tour by Minibus

Easily explore the South Shore of Iceland in a day on this guided, small-group tour in a luxury minibus. After pickup in Reykjavik, take in the unique Icelandic scenery as you travel to stops including the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Solheimajokull Glacier, black sand beaches, the village of Vik, and more.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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South Coast Elements - DC-3 Plane Wreck, Glacier Hike & South Coast

Explore Iceland's south coast with a small group on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. With a maximum of 15 travelers, enjoy personalized attention from your guide while hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier, visiting a plane wreck site in Sólheimsandur, viewing a volcanic tube, and taking a dip in the Seljavallalaug geothermal pool. Pickup and drop-off at select hotels provided.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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South Coast: Fire & Ice Tour- Glacier Hike, LAVA, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
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Southern Coast, Waterfalls & Black Beach Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Don’t miss sthe beautiful sights of Iceland’s southern coast on this 9-hour tour from Reykjavik. See the famous Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajokull, and Westman Islands. Plus, enjoy a stroll on the black-sand beach, Reynisfjara. With hotel pickup and drop-off included and all your stops scheduled out for you, it’s easy to explore the southern coast without putting the time into planning the whole day yourself.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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South Coast - Minibus

Don't hesitate to book this unforgettable tour, visiting the most spectacular places that the south of Iceland has to offer, accompanied by a local guide that gives the tour a special touch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Southern Iceland Small-Group Full-Day Bus Tour from Reykjavik

See some of southern Iceland’s most famous natural monuments on this guided 10-hour trip from Reykjavik. Gain an overview of the region as you travel alongside a knowledgeable guide and a small group of 15 people or fewer to must-see sites like the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Sólheimajökull Glacier.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Iceland South Coast Day Tour by Minibus from Reykjavik

Marvel at the natural splendor of Iceland’s South Coast on an exhilarating full-day tour from Reykjavik. Gaze at the magnificent Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls; absorb the frozen witchery of the Solheimajökull Glacier; and see the alluring black sands of Reynisfjara’s shore.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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South Iceland Tour from Reykjavik with ATV Adventure

Home to cascading waterfalls and sweeping black-sand beaches, southern Iceland is a haven of outdoor adventure. On this tour, zoom through south Iceland’s great outdoors by powerful all-terrain buggy with your guide. Take in top attractions including Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Skógafoss waterfall, and experience high-octane thrills in the Icelandic wilderness. Safety kit and round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel are included on your tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier

Designed to delight travelers with an adventurous spirit, this 4-hour tour gives you the chance to climb and hike on the colossal Sólheimajökull Glacier. In a small group of no more than 10, you’ll conquer the glacier’s frozen curves and crevasses, and admire unique ice formations and jagged ridges. Refine your climbing skills on an ice wall and receive personalized attention from your guide in an intimate group.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full Day Small Group South Coast Adventure Tour from Reykjavik

The south coast of Iceland is home to some of the country’s top natural attractions, but reaching them independently in one day is a challenge. This full-day minibus tour includes round trip-travel from your Reykjavik accommodation and a guide to whisk you directly to the sites with ease. Hit top attractions including the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 10 people.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Walk

Explore one of Iceland’s mightiest natural sites of interest and gain insight into the country’s rich geology on this Sólheimajökull glacier-walking tour. Harnessed up for safety, climb the vertical crevasse walls of the Sólheimajökull glacier with your guide and admire the spectacular scenery you find. Follow frozen routes over the mighty glacier, peer down into huge crevasses, and put your ice axes and crampons to good use on the icy terrain. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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