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Glacier Exploration

Duration

4 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

10 years

Region

South

Explore the world of the glaciers leading by an expert glacier guide among the crevasses and glacier sculptures of Sólheimajökull glacier. On this tour, you’ll be surrounded by the awe-inspiring scenery and experience the power of the living glacier.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You’ll explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier.
  • You’ll learn more about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.
  • No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for the tour
  • The unique experience of a glacier walk on one of the many retreating glaciers of the world is sure to leave lasting memories.

What’s included?

Included

  • Guided glacier hiking tour
  • Expert and certified local guides
  • Small group experience
  • All the necessary equipment for the glacier hiking
  • Tea, coffee, water, and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull base

Not included

  • Hotel transfer
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Sólheimajokull glacier
  • Skaftafell

Tour itinerary

Your adventure begins when you meet your professional glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp parking along the South Coast of Iceland.

Your guide will provide you with the necessary gear for the Glacier Walk, including a harness, crampons and an ice axe.

Following a quick safety briefing, you set off to the glacier. After 2 hours of exploring magnificent ice formations, you will head back to the original meeting point.

Photo gallery

 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meeting point:

Sólheimajökull Base

GPS point for Sólheimajökull
N 63.532833
W 19.369675

From the West (Reykjavík)
6 km (3.7 mi) after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km (3 mi) to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min for this part).

From the East (Vík)
3 km (1.9 mi) 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 parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min. for this part).

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a warm sweater are highly recommended. Wearing sturdy, waterproof boots and waterproof clothes are essential. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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from

15.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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