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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 US$ 143.96
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12:30 DepartureMost Popular
Available from 1st of Nov to 15th of February
From US$ 179.67
09:00 AM Departure
Available from 16th of February to 31st of October.
From US$ 143.96
13:00 Departure
Available from 16th of February to 31st of October.
From US$ 179.67

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 (21)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience!

A must do! Amazing experience walking up the glacier and do some basic ice climbing. Ask for Alberto, very good guide!More

1  Thank DavidViaene
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DavidViaene, Thank you for your review. Exploring glaciers is a magnificent experience indeed. Next time you can try a more challenging glacier walking experience. We are very happy to see that you were satisfied with our guide Alberto. We will make sure to let...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of my Iceland trip!

Arctic Adventures was a fantastic choice for our Glacier Hike and Ice Climb. Our guide, Zachy, was knowledgeable, friendly, and so much fun (and cute!). The hike itself is amazing, walking on a glacier. I was mostly looking forward to the climbing, which was harder...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eribauer
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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 tonysT9531XC
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
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