Sólheimajökull Glacier Exploration

  • Availability

    All year

  • DURATION

    3 - 3 ½ hours

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    No

  • Minimum Age

    10 Years

  • Price

    ISK 15.900

Tour Highlights:

  • Sólheimajökull glacier tongue
  • Glacier Walk
  • Beautiful Landscape

Included:

  • Professional guide
  • Ice gear
  • Safety equipment

The Sólheimajökull Glacier Exploration Tour

This tour takes you on an adventure on the Sólheimajökull glacier. Guided by expert guides, this tour opens you up to the wonderful world of glaciers in Iceland. This is a unique experience where you will walk on one of the many retreating glaciers found in the world. You will witness incredible surroundings, marked by rugged and majestic rock formations shaped by the glacier. This is a fun, safe and easy glacier walk that’s suitable for most travelers. It’s a great addition to a day on the South Coast.

The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic coast. This beautiful setting creates the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable glacier walk in Iceland. From the meeting point, located by the parking area, you will start with an easy 30-40 minute walk to the edge of the glacier. Here your guide will teach you how to put on crampons, before heading out on the glacier. An experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice ax which are provided for all glacier walk tours.

During the tour, you will explore ice sculptures, water cauldron, and deep crevasses. While enjoying all the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you will also learn more about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

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.

Can pick up and drop off in Reykjavík be added to this 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.

What is the duration of this tour?

The tour is 3 – 3.5 hours in total, with about 2 hours spent on the ice.

What should I wear on this tour?

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.

Is the age limit on this tour flexible?

No, due to safety reasons the age limit on this tour is not flexible. The minimum age for this tour is 10 years.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

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).

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Price from 15.900 ISK per person.

 

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