South Shore Adventure Day: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing, from Reykjavik
Duration: Whole day (11 hours) Difficulty: Medium
Why we love this tour
Get the full taste of icy adventure on a glacier hike and ice climbing trip in Iceland's scenic South Shore. Experience the best of the Solheimajokull glacier in a full day of outdoor discovery.
- Glacier hike across the Solheimajokull glacier tongue
- Ice climb through crevasses and deep cracks
- Reach panoramic views
- Make stops at the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
- Learn about glacier formation and importance
- Small groups guaranteed (max. 6 people)
Make your way across the Solheimajokull glacier in a thrilling combination of ice climbing and glacier walking. Explore South Iceland with an active discovery, then and rest your arms at peaceful waterfalls on the way back to town.
From the designated meeting spot in Reykjavik, your guide picks you to drive you through the Icelandic landscape of green ridges and rocky canyons. Once you come to the foot of the glacier, you receive all technical equipment and safety information for a secure journey.
Set off through the Solheimajokull glacier's frozen blue, white, and clear formations. This glacier "tongue" falls from 300 meters (4265 ft) to 100 meters (328 ft) from the Myrdalsjokull. Take in the sweeping views of the mountains around you as you walk higher up the slope.
Along the way, the guide searches for an ideal climbing spot to set up. Throughout the years, glaciers are melting and refreezing in a cycle that constantly creates new forms. This means every year the scenery of a glacier is slightly different, and the crevasses and cracks are fresh ice walls.
After a short introduction, you pick up your ice axes and scramble your way up the solid sheet of ice. Your hand equipment helps you gain elevation, so don't worry whether or not you have climbing experience.
After having fun on the glacier, your guide drives you to marvel at two impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Both of these gorgeous falls tumble down from about 60 m (200 ft) high between rocky gorges. Make sure you bring your camera for these picture-perfect waterfalls.
Combining glacier walking, ice climbing, and sightseeing, experience and admire the nature of South Iceland in one active day tour.
Need to know before you go
This tour runs every day all year round.
Pickup time is 8:30 a.m.
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 14 years old.
Groups are limited to minimum 2 and maximum 6 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.