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Discover the frozen marvels: Join our guided Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull.

Join this easy, short glacier walk and explore the beautiful, icy wonderland of Iceland’s Sólheimajökull Glacier. Enjoy the fresh air, interesting shapes and hues of the ice and marvel at the vast and remote slice of south Iceland. Led by an expert guide, get up close and personal with one of the country's most famous glaciers!

Walking on a glacier is the best way to experience the unique geology of Iceland. This isn’t something you can do just anywhere! An expert, professional guide will lead you on an easy and informative glacier walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier. 

After meeting your certified glacier guide at our Sólheimajökull Base Camp, by Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be fitted with the appropriate gear (crampons, an ice axe and harness) and you will be briefed about safety and then head off for your Glacier Walk.

Your certified glacier guide takes you through a frozen wonderland of different tones and shapes of glacier ice. The spectacular colours of the ice can be white, blue or crystal clear. 

You will safely view deep crevasses and water cauldrons, and you will have plenty of photo opportunities.  Additionally, your expert guide will share their knowledge about the ever-changing landscapes of the Icelandic glaciers, how they form and how these icy giants are connected with the surrounding volcanoes and mountains. 

No technical skills are required for this tour and you will be provided with all the necessary equipment for the glacier walk. This is a great way to experience an Icelandic glacier, safely, in a short amount of time.

Availability
All year
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
3 hours
Minimum age
10
Meeting Point
Sólheimajökull Base Camp

TourID: AG101

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

Sólheimajökull Base Camp

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Accessible to all people in good health.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each person's shoe size, so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Requirements

  • Hiking boots. You can rent a pair at the base camp
€114
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  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Glacier Discovery

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip

Included

  • Experienced and qualified glacier guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not included

  • Rain gear (optional bookable extra)
  • Hiking boots (optional bookable extra)
  • Warm clothing (optional bookable extra)
  • Snacks and drinks

Tour highlights

Sólheimajökull
South Coast
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