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Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Solheimajokull

Climb the walls of the Sólheimajökull glacier

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1 day
Starts: At 1:40 p.m. in the parking lot of Sólheimajökull
Ends: Around 6:00 p.m. in the same meeting point
Free cancellation!
Enjoy this glacier adventure in Sólheimajökull. In this 4-hour activity we will walk along the glacier equipped with crampons until we find a crevasse in which to make our climb. We will ascend one of the crevasses of the Sólheimajökull glacier and rappel down.

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Tour details


  • Certified glacier guide
  • Glacier equipment: hiking boots + helmet + ice axe + headlamp + crampons

Not included

  • Transport to the meeting point

Important information

You must be at least 12 years old to take this tour.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Sólheimajökull

Dificulty: Moderate

Meeting at Sólheimajökull

We will meet our guide and the rest of the group at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. In the booking confirmation, you will find all the information about the exact meeting point to make it easy for you to find it. The guide will give us all the necessary equipment for the activity, hiking boots, helmet, ice axes, headlamp and crampons. We will equip ourselves with all the material except the crampons, which we will put on later. Are we ready?


Glacier hike

We will start our trek entering the glacier and once we have been walking for about 15 minutes, the guide will explain how to put on the crampons and the safety rules that we have to take into account during this tour. With the crampons on our feet we will go in search of a place to climb the ice. Since the glacier changes, we will not always climb in the same place. The guide will look for a good crevasse for us to climb and that is not traversed by other travelers who are visiting the glacier. The guide will prepare everything, he will nail a screw where he will tie the safety rope so that we can climb and rappel down.

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Glacier hike

Once the climb is finished, we will walk along the glacier to see all the crevasses, caves, fissures and wells that have formed in the ice. After seeing all the nooks and crannies that the glacier has to offer, we will return to the meeting point where we will end this glacier adventure.

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What to bring to Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Solheimajokull

  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Hat and gloves

Where does the tour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Solheimajokull start

To reach Sólheimajökull from Reykjavík it is about a 2.5-hour drive via Þjóðvegur with good road conditions.

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