Ice Climbing & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull Glacier
Duration: Part day (4 hours) Difficulty: Medium
Why we love this tour
Enter a frozen lunar landscape of ice and volcanic ash for a thrilling excursion of glacier hiking and ice climbing. Explore the Solheimajokull glacier and for stunning views and an icy excursion.
- Climb your way up crevasses and huge cracks in the ice
- Reach sweeping views of the Solheimajokull glacier
- Hike along solid sheets of ice mixed with volcanic ash
- Explore with an expert glacier guide
Take your experience to the coolest heights possible. Ice climb in the astonishing Icelandic landscape of glaciers and volcanoes. Round out the trip with glacier hiking for a completely rugged adventure.
First, you meet your guide to receive all the necessary equipment for the hike. New to the activity? Even beginners with no experience are welcome on the tour.
The journey begins with a 15-minute hike to the ice itself to get the blood flowing and warm up for the climb. Arriving at the glacier your guide will explain to you how to put on the crampons, a traction device out of steel which is attached to your climbing boots, and he will talk about safety and a few important rules for the tour.
Since the glacier is always changing, your guide often has to scout out a new crevasse for climbing. With this flexible strategy, your group can avoid the crowds and find its own space. Take your ice axes in hand and start your vertical excursion and pull yourself along the solid sheets of ice. Reach gorgeous views of the massive crack in glacier as you climb higher.
The entire 2.5-3 hours on the ice gives you the chance observe many beautiful features of Iceland's landscape. Learn about the evolution of glaciers and the active Katla volcano sitting underneath your boots. Even if you don't remember every detail, you'll remember the thrilling sensation of exploring a massive glacier in raw nature.
Need to know before you go
Tours run every day at 1:00 pm, all year round.
Guides take a group of maximum 6 people.
Minimum age to participate is 12 years.
Pick up from Reykjavik is available for an extra fee of 53€. Pick up starts at 8:30 a.m. and can take up to 30-40 minutes.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), a waterproof outer layer, gloves, a hat, and water.
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