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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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US$ 73.11
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The Sólheimajökull Glacier is a popular tourist attraction in south Iceland, but to get a full appreciation of the natural monument requires more than simply viewing it. Strap on your crampons and get to grips with the glacier itself on a small group walking excursion, and benefit from the professional guide’s knowledge and support to ensure a safe, informative, and unforgettable experience.
  • Forget heavy rucksacks: all necessary climbing equipment is supplied on the day
  • Get an intimate experience at one of Iceland’s most famous landmarks
  • All abilities welcome, with support from experienced, professional guides
  • Keep control of your own schedule: the focused excursion doesn’t take all day, leaving you free to explore
What to Expect
Meet your guide and board your bus in the carpark of the Sólheimajökull Cafe. Take a short journey to the foot of the glacier tongue, and receive a short equipment introduction and safety briefing from your guide. Next, put on your ice cleats and enter the glacial valley. Explore the shafts, streams, and crevasses safely with support from your guide, and notice the distinct signs of the glacier’s formation. Learn more about its development as you traverse the glacier’s ridges. When finished, head back with your guide to your original meeting point, and continue exploring the region with new insight into the iconic glacier.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sólheimajökull, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Hiking shoes and waterproof gear (can be rented for a small fee)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this tour departs from Solheimajokull Cafe. Distance from Reykjavík appoximately 164 km/101 mi
  • This tour is a small group experience limited to 15 participants per guide to ensure a more personalized experience
  • Minimum age of 8, and minimum shoe size of EUR 35.
  • This tour is operated all year round
  • You spend approximately 1-1.5 hour on the ice
  • The tour is rated as easy so no prior experience is needed
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My boyfriend and I booked the ice cave tour but the tour was cancelled due to Mother Nature so glacier hike it was! I was dreading it initially because I hate hikes, BUT this was hands down the best hike I have done! Amazing view, amazing guide! Vjeran made the mood lighter for
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My husband and I went on a glacier hike tour today with Vjernan. We can't say enough great things about our experience! He was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about glaciers. We had an absolute blast. Since it was just myself and my husband and we are pretty fit, Vjernan
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We went ice climbing for the first time, we were a small group so they give you exactly the attention needed. It was definitely a life changing experience. Our guide Pietro was so professional and kind, he encouraged me to give it a try although I was really afraid he give me
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The organizing/leaders of our group were very thorough in outfitting us for our climb/"walk" on the glacier, with both equipment, preparation for our experience and information about glaciers in general, and the one we were on, in particular. One of our group was a bit
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The Solheimajokull glacier hike with Vjeran was a fantastic day out. The driver from Reykjavik was also very informative and funny. Up on the glacier was spectacular, and Vjeran's guidance gave us all the technique and safety info that we needed. I like that he kept it
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