Glacier Hike from Reykjavík

Outdoor Activities in Iceland
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Tour description

Join one of Iceland’s most popular day trips from Reykjavík, along the south coast of Iceland which takes you on a spectacular guided trip along rivers, waterfalls and volcano's with a final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. This glacier hiking trip takes you along the riddles of the glacial wonder world. Experience the effects of climate change first hand on this fun and exciting tour that no one should miss out on while in Iceland. These glacier hiking tours have the smallest guide to guest ratio in Iceland, maximizing your Iceland experience.

In just one day you will experience:

spectacular South coast of Iceland

guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier

scenic stop at Skógarfoss waterfall

See the program of your trip:

We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 8am. Please note that it can take about 20 minutes to pick everyone up.

The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom.

Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier.

We spend the day hiking through the glacier and exploring crevasses and swell holes. Our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world. After about 3 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot. 

From there we have a 15min drive to Skógarfoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above.

Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 5pm and 6pm.

Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course whereas our groups never has more than 6 people on a tour, same as experienced and certified guides. 

What's included

  • Certified AIMG Glacier Guide
  • Private transfer
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Rainwear
  • Technical glacier equipment

What's not included

  • Personal outdoor clothing
  • Lunch


  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included