We depart Reykjavik at noon and head east, where Solheimajokull glacier is first on the agenda. We drive along the magnificent south coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy snacks and use rest-rooms. We arrive at the Solheimajokull parkinglot where we gear up and start the hike to the glacier; explore and discover the magic of water in frozen form. We spend the day hiking through the glacier, exploring crevasses and swell holes. After about 2 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot. From there we have a 15min drive to Skogarfoss waterfall where we will have a traditional two course meal with a magnificent view of the waterfall from the restaurant. After a warming meal we will spend the rest of the evening hunting down the spectacles of the northern lights as we make our way back to Reykjavik. We drive out from Skogar towards the best area to see the northern lights show & enjoy the spectacular sights for a while before we drive you back to your accommodation. Expect to be back at your hotel no later than midnight.
If glacier hiking does not appeal to you, perhaps these alternatives will:
Duration: 11-12 hours
Operation: mid October – mid March
Pick up time: 12:00-12:30
Included: Certified glacier guide, small client-to-guide ration (max 8:1) Rain-gear, Mountaineering boots, Private Transfer, Technical glacier equipment, 2 course dinner in the evening.
Bring with you: Personal outdoor clothing, Snacks, Small back pack, Camera.
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your glacier hiking tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
The northern lights are incredibly temperamental and can not be guaranteed under any circumstances
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!