Nice, Ice, Baby: Full-day Solheimajokull Glacier Hike & South Coast Sites, from Reykjavik
Duration: Whole day (9.5 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Enter a frozen landscape for a glacier walk full of icy discovery. Wander over and through the Solheimajokull glacier for an adventure the Icelandic way, then stop by the rushing Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.
- Explore deep cracks, crevasses, and jagged ice
- Get to know the Solheimajokull glacier
- Hike with an expert glacier guide
- Drive under the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano
- See the Seljalandsfoss waterfall from behind the water
- Admire the mighty Skogafoss waterfall
Whether frozen or melted, water in Iceland's nature certainly makes an impression. On an active walk, experience the mighty Solheimajokull glacier firsthand and wander among its cracks and crevasses. Then, follow the flow of water and admire picturesque waterfalls.
From your designated pickup spot in Reykjavik, your guide drives you two hours through the gorgeously green Icelandic landscape. Your drive takes you right by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, whose 2010 eruption made a major appearance in world news. Eventually, you reach the Solheimajokull glacier, which is an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier.
Before stepping on the ice, you get all the necessary gear, such as an ice axe, crampons for your boots, and a harness. Your experienced mountain guides explain how to use the basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. Along the way, they'll point out any and all points of interests thanks to their glacier knowledge.
As you trek along the ice, you emerge into a world of frozen sculpture-like formations and jagged ridges. Your guide leads you through huge crevasses past sloping ice walls. As you trek higher, take in the views of the dark rocky landscape and mountain ranges beyond.
After adventuring for two hours on the ice, you leave the frosted wonderland for new aquatic attractions. Marvel at the Skogafoss waterfall tumbling down at 60 m (200 ft). Next, make a stop at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you venture behind the fall itself to hear, see, and feel nature's force.With a day of discovery behind you and a head full of views, you drive back to Reykjavik. This full-day of exploring proves that whether frozen or flowing, water in Iceland is a must-see.
Need to know before you go
This tour runs every day all year round.
Please enter your hotel or hostel name in the booking form and the designated pickup spot in Reykjavik will be sent to you. Pickup time is 8:30 a.m.
Minimum age is 10 years old.Groups are limited to 15 people per guide.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
Please wear warm clothing, hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, and bring lunch and water.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations can be done up to 24 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement.
For later cancellations, there is no compensation. On rare occasions, the tour may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances, we will offer you alternative dates or we will refund you 100% of the paid amount.
Designated Pickup Spot in Reykjavik
Please enter your hotel or hostel name in the booking form, and the exact address will be sent to you.