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Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier

  • 4-hour hiking and climbing tour of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Ideal for travelers with an adventurous spirit
Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier
From USD 146.13
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12:30 DepartureMost Popular
Available from 1st of Nov to 15th of February
USD 182.37
13:00 Departure
Available from 16th of February to 31st of October.
USD 182.37
09:00 AM Departure
Available from 16th of February to 31st of October.
USD 146.13

Designed to delight travelers with an adventurous spirit, this 4-hour tour gives you the chance to climb and hike on the colossal Sólheimajökull Glacier. In a small group of no more than 10, you’ll conquer the glacier’s frozen curves and crevasses, and admire unique ice formations and jagged ridges. Refine your climbing skills on an ice wall and receive personalized attention from your guide in an intimate group.

What to Expect

After making your own way to Solheimajokull Café, located in the town of Vik, you’ll greet your guide at 11:15am. Following a short drive to the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier’s base, you’ll get fitted out with crampons and ice picks while listening to a thorough safety briefing.

Then, set out on a climbing and hiking adventure over the glacier’s frozen crevices, caves, and sinkholes. Maneuver yourself on jagged ridges, marvel at unique ice formations, and learn about the geographical creation of the glacier from your guide.

Throughout your 4-hour adventure, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide in a small group of 10. The experience concludes at your original departure point, Solheimajokull Café.

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great glacier hike and ice climbing

Really friendly guide - she was very knowledgeable and encouraging. An easy hike, suitable for all abilities. We hiked for about 45 minutes, with stops for rest and taking epic pictures. We then stopped for ice climbing and it was a great introduction (we had...More

2  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 12 August 2018
One of the best experiences of my life

Despite it being a frigid and rainy day, this was an exhilarating experience. Glacier hiking was new to everyone in our group and we were not sure what to expect. Our tour guide, Maria, was fantastic. She gave us tons of information and was extremely...More

Thank travelrvo
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Highlight of our trip to Iceland

We could not have been happier with our experience with this company and our guide Simon. We found the ice hiking to be only slightly more challenging than regular hiking and in total hiked about 3 hours. We also spent about 45 minutes trying ice...More

1  Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Amazing sights, great organisation, awesome guide!

I did the Blue Ice glacier hiking and ice climbing tour- our group had a really nice tour guide to take us there and the we had another awesome guide- Alberto, taking as to the glacier- he clearly knew what he was talking about and...More

Thank Lina G
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Dear lgrauslyte, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience with Alberto! We are very proud of our team who work hard every day to provide all our customers with...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Great day on the Solheimajokull Glacier!

We did the half-day hike on Solheimajokull Glacier. My husband and I were twice the age of everyone else, but are used to hiking. It was a bit intimidating to put on all the gear, and the hike up onto the glacier was a little...More

Thank Colleen M
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Colleen M, Thank you very much for your feedback, we were very happy to receive it! It certainly sounds as if you had a fantastic time on the glacier, it's very good to see that you enjoyed our tour so much and that Chris...More

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