2 ½ hours
The Sólheimajökull Glacier Discovery is a great introduction to the world of glaciers on the South Coast. Those exploring the South Coast by car can join this tour on location, making it the perfect excursion on any self-drive trip in this area. Led by expert guides, you will hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier and learn more about this beautiful glacier and its environment.
The meeting point for this tour is at the Sólheimajökull Parking Area. You can click “How To Get There” for a map and directions to the parking area.
Please be on location 20 minutes before the scheduled departure for your tour.
No, this is a meet-on-location tour. If you don’t have a car but would like to go on a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull, you might be interested in the Take A Walk on the Ice Side day tour from Reykjavík.
The tour is 2.5 hours in total.
You should dress according to weather and keep in mind that it can get cold up on the glacier, and the weather can change quickly. Wear warm clothing, rain gear, and hiking boots.
Hiking boots and rain gear can be rented at booking, at additional cost.
No, due to safety reasons the age limit on this tour is not flexible. The minimum age for this tour is 10 years.
The meeting point for this tour is at the parking area by Sólheimajökull. Please be there 20 minutes before your scheduled tour.
It takes about 2,5 hours to drive here from Reykjavík, and about 45 minutes if you are driving from Vík.
Directions to the Sólheimajökull parking area:
From the West (Reykjavík): 6 km after Skógar, you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min. for this part).
From the East (Vík): 3 km after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull Café parking area. (Expected 20 – 30 min. for this part).