Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

Outdoor Activities in Reykjavík

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Take advantage of a great opportunity to explore the incredible Solheimajokull Glacier in a small group setting on this one and a half hour glacier hike available directly from Solheimajokull's parking lot. Walk around the glacier and admire the stunning landscape that surrounds the ice cap. This is your chance to explore the incredible frozen world of the glacier such as its crevasses and glacier moulins.
Begin your glacier adventure by meeting your certified glacier guide at the parking lot by Solheimajokull Cafe. From there, accompanied by your guide, jump in an air-conditioned mini-bus for a short drive to the foot of the glacier tongue. Solheimajokull Glacier is located in Southern Iceland, approximately 2 to 2.5 hours away from Reykjavik. Before you enter the ice, your guide will give you a short introduction to the equipment that you will be using as well as a safety briefing for how to safely explore all that the glacier has to offer.Make your way on to the glacier tongue where you will put on your crampons (ice cleats) and enter the icy valley. Your guide will help the group safely navigate around the crevasses and moulins that mark the glacier, and provide a wealth of information about the formation and development of the the glacier over time. At the conclusion of your glacier exploration, your guide will help guide you back to the meeting point where you are free to explore the surrounding area and carry on with your day.

What’s included

  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed

What’s not included

  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Hiking shoes and waterproof gear (can be rented for a small fee)
  • Food and drinks