Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Glacier Hiking

Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Glacier Hiking

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

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All year

9 - 10 hours





    Glacier gear and safety equipment



On this Iceland day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. This tour is one of the most popular one.

A tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, 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 the basic ice equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back there’s a stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

An Iceland glacier walk is a great way to experience nature and a tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day!

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

Departures: Every day. The tour is not available 24. & 25. December 2019 & 01. January 2020.
Duration: 9 - 10 hours total, 3 - 3h30 on the ice.
Pick up: Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík at 8:30. Note the pickup is operated by Saga Travel - GeoIceland.
Minimum Age: 10 years

We cannot guarantee availability at the time of booking

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.

Closeout days:
This tour is not operated on:

24 - public holiday
25 - public holiday

01 - public holiday

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