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Discover the majestic beauty of the south coast and its glaciers on this panoramic tour.

Enjoy a versatile, scenic hike by the volcano Katla that rewards you with a stunning panoramic glacier view of Eyjafjallajökull, Sólheimajökull and other unique landscapes of the scenic south coast. This guided day tour, which is moderately difficult, gives you a glimpse into the world of Iceland’s geological wonders and how glaciers have shaped the land for thousands of years. A specially modified glacier truck transports you approximately 750 metres to start the hike, which will generally continue downhill. Participants should be in good physical shape with some mountain climbing experience.

Want to connect with nature and embark on a moderately challenging hike? This guided day tour offers an active adventure with about six hours of hiking, offering unrivalled views of glacial and volcanic landscapes. In the morning, your group, consisting of no more than 14 people, will meet the professional guide at the Sólheimajökull parking lot. From there, you will be driven up the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and on a clear day, you will be able to see the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The glacier truck is an experience in itself as the enormous truck adapts to the icy landscape, with its enormous tyres trudging along. 

The hiking route, which lies above and along the Sólheimajökull outlet glacier, is in a region rarely visited by humans, with an occasional sheep roaming around. Embrace the tranquillity of the area and observe the different shapes and colours of the glacial ice. To preserve nature, please stay on the path, and follow your guides’ instructions. Also, ensure you have all the necessary hiking equipment (see the list below).

Please consider that you are going up to 750 metres, so the weather is most likely different from the conditions in the parking lot.  The hike is approxomately 9 km / 5.6 mi.

Following the walk, you will return to the original meeting point in the parking lot.

For your well-being and safety, we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list; this includes having good quality rain gear, tops and bottoms! Also, respect that cotton clothing is inappropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity, including jeans and t-shirts.

Modern outdoor clothing is far more comfortable and will significantly improve your experience. There are NO shops on the way, so make sure you come prepared!

Note the weather at 750 meters can be very different from the weather in the parking lot at Sólheimajökull. Colder temperatures and wind can sometimes be expected.


 

Availability
Summer & Fall
Difficulty
Moderate
Duration
6.5 hours
Minimum age
12
Meeting Point
Sólheimajökull Base Camp
Max elevation
750m
Total distance
9 km / 5.6 mi

TourID: AG104

Meeting point

Sólheimajökull Base Camp

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

Need to know

Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.

€140
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From €119/person
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Tour itinerary

Glacier Panorama Trail

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 guide
  • Transport in a glacier truck
  • Group safety equipment carried by guide

Not included

  • Rain gear
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks and food

Tour highlights

Sólheimajökull
South Coast
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