Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Day Tour from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull Glacier on Iceland´s South Coast Trip difficulty 2 out of 5 possible
Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier, this trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide.
Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you brave the heights. As we drive back to Reykjavik we will stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.
On this trip you get to see and do what most of the population will only dream about and very few ever try. Why not be adventurous and explore the amazing crawling glacier?
The Blue Ice can be added to the Fire Island Exploration,
five day trip, packed full of adventure. Guaranteed departures:
Everyday between 8:30 and 9:00* from Reykjavík from the 15th of May – 15th of September, no minimum participants.
If you have your own car then you can meet us at the Sólheimajökull car park at 11:30 (check map at bottom of page for driving directions). Check out our environmental and social policy by clicking here. Details: Price: 16.990 ISK per person. With pick-up: 21.990 ISK per person.
Add 1000 ISK to rent hiking boots.
The Blue Ice is included on the following multi day adventure trips:
Distance from Reykjavik:
164 km / 102 miles.
Duration of trip:
4 hours or 10 hours with transfer. Included:
A glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, an introduction to ice climbing, glacier gear and packed lunch.
All year (depending on weather).
: 1 person from May 15th to September 15th.
14 years or shoes size 35 (for crampons).
Bring with you:
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended! No knowledge of the sport required. Click here for details on our cancellation policy.
If you have your own transport and want to meet us, then the meeting place is at the parking lot at the Sólheimajökull glacier, a left turn a about 5 minutes after passing the Skógafoss waterfall when travelling from Reykjavik. Check map below. View Blue Ice - Ice Climbing meeting point in a larger map
Disclaimer: All glacial trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.