Glacier Hiking Above the Active Katla Volcano in South Iceland
Duration: 3 hours Medium Unique experience
Why we love this tour
The colored surfaces of the Solheimajokull glacier create a gorgeous sight! You'll hike through a landscape of ice covered with volcanic ash and enjoy the incredible scenery around.
- 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.
The meeting point is at our Minibus marked Tröll Expeditions in the parking lot of Sólheimajökull. You can look up “Troll Expeditions Sólheimajökull” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.
Tröll Expeditions Solheimajokull Sólheimajökulsvegur, Vík
You'll receive a map after you book
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this provider
21 Jun 2022
11 Oct 2021
Wonderful and exciting. Guide Sven was very experienced and knowledgeable. Dark humor. Loved it.
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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