TAKE A WALK ON THE ICE SIDE

A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day.

On the two-hour drive from Reykjavik, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. There, we will go on a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up onto the ice field. As we explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

You can also book this tour without the guided transfer from Reykjavik, and meet us on site. Please select the appropriate tab on the booking engine.

For a little bit more of a challenge, perhaps an ice climbing tour would fit you better:

Skaftafell ice climbing

Duration: 9-10 hours (3-3,5 hours on the ice)
Operation:
All year
Pick up time:
8.30-9.00
Included:
Transport, guiding services, glacier gear and all necessary safety equipment
Bring with you:
Good, sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, warm clothing and lunch

Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended

Age limit on this tour is 10 years

You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your glacier hike might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!

This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety. 

Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!

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DIRECTIONS TO SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL GLACIER

Driving time: From Reykjavík: 2h30. From Vík: 45 min.

From the West (Reykjavík): 6 km after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min. for this part).

From the East (Vík): 3 km after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min. for this part).

Meeting point: Parking area in front of Sólheimajökull glacier 15 minutes before departure

Want to experience this as a private tour?

Click the button to the right to contact us and we will help you make your dream come true.