Glacier Hiking Above the Active Katla Volcano in South Iceland
Duration: 3 hours Medium Unique experience
Why we love this tour
With bright whites, clear blues, and deep black, the colored surfaces of the Solheimajokull glacier create an adventure of gorgeous sites. Trek through a landscape of ice intertwined with volcanic ash for a glacier hike of incredible scenery.
- Glacier hike above the active Katla volcano
- Reach stunning views of the South of Iceland
- Venture past cracks, crevasses, and ridges in the ice
- Learn about glaciers and volcanoes from an expert guide
- Breathe in the fresh air of the Icelandic mountains
Among the 250+ glaciers in Iceland, Solheimajokull remains one of the most compelling icy havens. Because the glacier sits on top of the Katla volcano, hiking across means incredible views of ice and volcanic ash covered land. Join a trek of breathtaking views and frosty adventure.
Once your guide greets you at the meeting point, you receive all the necessary equipment for glacier hiking. A short and sweet 15-minute walk brings you the edge of the ice. The guide, a glacier expert, helps you assemble your gear, and then you're off.
Stamp your metal spiked boots into the solid ice as you breathe in the crisp air. The panoramic views around you give way to a fascinating mixture of bright ice and dark volcanic ash left by past eruptions. Hike past jagged sheets of rock interrupted by cracks and crevasses in the ever-changing glacier.
The 60-90 minutes out on the ice is a mix of exhilarating exploration, glacier and volcano education, and magnificent views.
Find the ultimate mix of Iceland's most breathtaking natural features in one trip. Mountain peaks, volcanoes, glaciers, Solheimajokull has it all.
Need to know before you go
This tour is available at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every day, all year round.
Maximum people per guide is 12 people.
Minimum age to participate is 8 years.
Previous experience is not necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothes (second layer), gloves, a hat, and hiking boots (available for rent at the meeting point).
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Meet by the provider's trailer at Solheimajokull glacier parking lot
You'll receive a map after you book
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this provider
14 Aug 2019
We didn’t know what to expect. This tour was worth it. We learned a good amount about the glaciers and, sadly, about how they are disappearing. The hiking was easy and the views were fabulous.
2 Jan 2019
It was the most fantastic time in Iceland. I would like to recommend this activites to others. Thank you very much.
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