Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Outdoor Activities in Vík & Around

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This glacier walk is a fantastic adventure where you can experience for yourself what it feels like to walk on ice. Walk on Sólheimajökull glacier (a part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap) in the south of Iceland, nearby Skógar and Vík. You will experience this unique environment and its amazing terrain including crevasses, sink holes and ice ridges. Sólheimajökull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland, the ice is up to about 200 meters thick and the total size with the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull is about 600 km2. The tour lasts around 3 hours in total, including the walk from the base to the glacier and back.
Your tour begins at the Solheimajokull glacier base, about a 30-minute walk from the glacier.Walk through the varied landscape, formed by the glacier over the course of millennia, and see how fast the glacier has melted over the past 15 years.Solheimajokull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland, and its ice is up to around 656 feet (200 meters) thick. Its total size, along with the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull, is about 231 square miles (600 square kilometres). Underneath the main ice cap is the caldera of the Katla volcano, one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes.On arrival, get a safety briefing and lesson in ice-walking. Then, suited up with your ice gear, head onto the glacier to experience its unique environment, where the terrain features crevasses, sinkholes, and ice ridges.Your 3-hour tour includes the walk from the base, your glacier walk, and the walk back to the base where your experience ends. The glacier walk does not require any special skills, so this tour can be enjoyed by anyone in good health. The minimum age requirement is 10 years.It’s recommended you bring warm clothing and something waterproof to wear, as well as good walking shoes. You will be provided with crampons, a helmet, and an ice axe.

What’s included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Other safety equipment

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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