Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing

Tue, Jan 12, 2021 - Sun, Oct 31, 2021 (12:30 pm - 5:00 pm) GMT

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Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing

Tue, Jan 12, 2021 - Sun, Oct 31, 2021 (12:30 pm - 5:00 pm) GMT
Extreme Iceland
Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot, Sólheimajökulsvegur, Iceland

You'll experience

Are you ready for an adventure? This tour includes both glacier hiking and ice climbing on Solheimajokull glacier. Explore the fascinating features of the glacier including blue ice and large crevasses. Add a little excitement as we (safely) climb up the walls of ice. All the while enjoying the amazing views around us!

The Sólheimajökull glacier is an outlet glacier, which extends out of Iceland’s fourth biggest glacier Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Sólheimajökull itself is an ever evolving wonderland, combining rugged rock formations, stunning ice sculptures, majestic water cauldrons and deep crevasses. Sólheimajökull, is a truly breath-taking place, containing majestically, unique features that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world. This unique hike on Sólheimajökull, one of the few retreating glaciers in the world, will provide you with memories that will last you a lifetime.

The tour will start with one of our friendly certified guides giving you an introduction to the equipment that you will be using and a safety briefing. We will provide you with all the equipment that you need for Sólheimajökull: ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines. Your safety is of course paramount and our friendly experts will ensure that you are always safe on the ice.

On our way back to Reykjavik, we will stop at Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls: Two of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls.

Skógafoss, is a majestic waterfall: the perfect way to relax after your glacier climbing adventure. If you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day the spray from the waterfall will produce a rainbow, which only enhances is otherworldly majesty. Local legend claims that there is treasure hidden in a cave behind Skógafoss: whether it’s true or not Skógafoss will provide you with memories that you will treasure forever!

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is also one of many unique natural pearls on the south coast, and is quite unique since you can walk behind it. A total must-see!

The whole tour will last about 4.5 hours in total: 3 hours of which will be spent on the ice, including the time spent climbing Sólheimajökull glacier. So don’t delay, book this tour today, for an experience that you will never forget!

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry; you will be able to rent any piece of clothing that you don’t own during our easy booking process. So whether you need sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof jacket or pants you will definitely be able to experience the majesty of Sólheimajökull, whilst staying warm and comfortable. We recommend that you rent sturdy ice climbing boots so that you can enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Duration:With pickup: ~10.5 hours;  On location: ~4.5 hours

Pick-up:Available from Reykjavik

Group maximum:8 per guide

Available:All year

Age limit:14 years


Tour Highlights:

  • Glacier Hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • South Coast of Iceland
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall (from Apr. 1st)
  • Skogafoss Waterfall (from Apr. 1st)

Meeting point: 

Solheimajokull parking lot (63.530524, -19.370576), at the selected time (9:00, 12:30 or 13:00).


Guided glacier hike, introduction to ice climbing (optional), certified glacier guide and all necessary glacier and climbing gear.

Bring with you:

Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons onto any other footwear. We recommend that you rent ice climbing boots so that you can enjoy the tour to the fullest.

Stops during winter:

Please note that from 1st of November until 16th of February, we won‘t be able to stop at Skogafoss due to limited daylight. However, we will have a view of the magnificent Skogafoss from our minibus.


Cancellation has to be made 2 days prior to the scheduled event.

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