South Coast & Glacier Hiking

Glacier Hiking

South Coast & Glacier Hiking

Glacier Hiking

On this trip you will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, waterfalls & more.

Tour Highlights:
• Solheimajokull glacier hike
• Skogafoss
• Seljalandsfoss

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All year

11 hours





    Transport from Reykjavík with pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavík or the nearest Bus Stop
    Professional local tour guide
    1-1,5 hour guided glacier hike
    Glacier gear
    Safety equipment

Not Included

    Rain gear
    Hiking boots
    Warm clothing



Within a little less than two hours drive from Reykjavík is Eyjafjallajökull glacier, and just a little further the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends down from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland´s fourth largest glacier. A glacier hike is a great way to experience Icelandic nature. We take an easy glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery. During the hike you learn more about these disappearing giants. We will provide and teach you how to use basic glacier equipment for this tour.
On the way back we make two stops, at the striking waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Duration: 11 hours total, 1 - 1.5 hours on the ice.

Minimum Age: 10 years

We cannot guarantee availability at the time of booking

Guidance: English (Daily)

There is no place where we can stop for lunch on this tour. Therefore you need to bring along a picnic lunch. We recommend to sit down for lunch before the hike and maybe have a light snack with you for later.

Children 9 years and younger are not permitted on this tour.

Ice climbing is not included in this tour

Operation of this tour depends on weather conditions on the glacier

Pick up starts 30 minutes prior to departure.

What to wear on your hike and to bring with you:

Hiking boots: We recommend good hiking boots with ankle support.

First layer: It is very important to wear wool underwear or other thermal underwear closest to your body. That is a key factor in preserving your body temperature during the hike.

Second layer: We recommend a good fleece sweater or other warm sweater as a second layer, to wear over your first layer and under your waterproof jacket.

Hiking pants: We recommend light synthetic hiking pants, which can be worn over a first layer. Please don't wear jeans.

WP (waterproof) Jacket & pants: Breathable waterproof jacket and pants are necessary. Even though it's not raining or snowing when you leave town, it doesn't mean it won't rain or snow during the day.

Beanie: Bare head is BAD. Protect your brain, it will provide you with amazing memories from your hike. Your ears might also appreciate not freezing off on a cold day.

Gloves: Protect your hands. You want them to stay warm to be able to feel your camera and take pictures.

Water, snacks and lunch: Bring a bottle of water to drink. It is the fuel for your body and helps you feel good during your hike. We also recommend you bring some snacks for the day. Nuts, chocolate and power bars will come in handy.

Camera: Will help your brain to remember your amazing day out in Iceland.

Gear rental: The tour operator rents hiking boots and rainwear for a moderate fee to be paid directly to the tour operator. Please advice in advance if you would like to rent boots or rainwear.

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