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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take an unforgettable walk on pure ice on this guided glacier hike experience on Sólheimajökull in south Iceland. Accompanied by a professional guide, set off from the foot of Sólheimajökull, a frozen tongue of solid ice, and thrill at the experience of walking across the frozen valley. Put on your crampons and discover natural ice formations, crevasses, shafts and ridges as you learn about the formation and history of this frozen wonderland.
  • Guided hike experience on Sólheimajökull glacier in south Iceland
  • All essential glacier walking equipment supplied
  • Hear about the glacier’s formation from an experienced guide
  • Put on crampons and explore this beautiful frozen tongue of ice
  • Suitable for all ages and no experience necessary
  • Walk around ice sculptures, crevasses, moulins and other natural formations
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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

Departure Point

Sólheimajökull, Iceland

Departure Point: Parking lot by Solheimajokull Cafe Address: GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It's not physically exerting, but only small sections are roped, so you need to be confident in your movement." See review

Reviews

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star-5
10 for 10 would recommend
Danielle_T
, Sep 2021
Everything about this experience was memorable, the glacier was breathtaking, the crampons were a trip but easy after a while and Steven our guide was very knowledgeable and made the journey perfect.
star-5
Great Experience for Ice part of Iceland
Emily_B
, Sep 2021
This was my first time on a glacier, and it was an unforgettable experience. The guide, Valero, was great and made sure that our group really maximized the time we had on the ice and gave careful instructions. He made sure we felt comfortable the whole time but also got to try new things. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who has never done a glacier walk before. This was definitley a highlight experience in our Iceland trip, and we were glad we got to do this now as all of the glaciers are losing mass.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Aryya
, Sep 2021
Very nice experience with amazing guide. The guide explained many interesting things over the glacier. Highly recommend.
star-5
100% worth it!
Marisol_O
, Aug 2021
Overall amazing experience, 100% recommended! We were able to experience the glacier to the fullest. Our guide Pablo (not exactly sure how to spell his name) was great and super patient, we felt he really enjoyed his job and had the best vibes. He explained and gave information that was very enlightening. I would do this tour again without a single doubt.
star-5
Marco wins all best guide ever awards!!
pamjaffee
, Aug 2021
I have to thank Marco, who was a most excellent and helpful guide. I’d sprained my ankle my first day in Iceland, and five days later….didn’t want to miss out on this experience. He helped me EVERY STEP OF THE WAY (almost literally!). It was a bucket list item that we (my family and I) didn’t know was even on our list of coolest lifetime experiences.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great glacier experience
Marlene_P
, Jul 2021
We enjoyed the tour a lot, it was a great way to see a glacier up close even if you don’t have a lot of experience with glacier hiking. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable and gave us good safety instructions and the scenery was just stunning. Be aware that you need to have a good basic fitness level to participate, all the going up and down can get quite exhausting. :-)
star-4
Cool glacier walk
EbF
, Jun 2021
Great experience! Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. Our group had about 15 people in it. The walk was pretty easy for athletic people. You had to walk about a mile to the glacier and then on the glacier we hiked up and down, we were pretty hot in our layers.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect day to see a real glazier
Steven_C
, Mar 2020
Really great tour and means to see a glacier. Our guide, Zacky from Scotland, was perfect. Lots of education and safety oriented. Glazier are mot place to take a leisure stroll with family as there are hidden dangers. Get a good guide and see something remarkable.
star-5
Glacier hike
Kate_P
, Mar 2020
Our first tour was cancelled due to strong winds but the company was very accommodating in rescheduling us later that week. Our tour guides were very friendly and helpful! They were always looking out for our safety and ensuring we had a good time. We spent a while hiking on the ice and the guides made sure to point out everything that we saw. Very fun and informative! Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
star-4
Breathtaking
cwooldridge14
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience!! The colors are beautiful and the crevasses are so neat to see up close! Loved this!!

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