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Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike

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Vík, Iceland
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike

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Spend a half day hiking around southern Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier with a small group on this tour. Follow your hiking guide over the rugged terrain and learn about the glacial formation as you walk. All necessary equipment included.
  • Half-day hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Small group ensures personalized attention
  • Learn about southern Iceland's flora and fauna
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Certified Glacier Guide
All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
Small Group (12 Participants Max)
Hiking boots (available for rent)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
Food and drinks
Tröll Expeditions Solheimajokull , Sólheimajökulsvegur, Vík, Iceland

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time at our trailer marked Troll Expeditions. You can look up on Google Maps "Tröll Expeditions Sólheimajökull" to find the exact location.

This activity will end right where it started.
Dressed appropriately for the cold, and wearing hiking boots, meet your guide and small group in Sólheimajökull parking lot at your scheduled time. 

After a brisk walk, arrive on the glacier and take in the sight of the millennia-old blue ice while your guide sets you up with all necessary equipment. Led by your experienced guide, embark upon the walk of a lifetime across the compacted ice. Your guide adjusts the pace and level of difficulty according to the needs and abilities of the group. Relax, knowing you are in careful hands, as your guide explains all about the formation of the glacier and how it is changing.

Take the time to soak up the eerie quietness and sense of isolation as you stand atop the glacier tongue. On a clear day, admire the view of the ice cap-covered volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which famously brought European air traffic to a halt when it erupted in 2010.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary
  • Please be at the starting location 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Troll Expeditions
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?
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 Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?
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 Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.

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  • "No climbing is necessary using harnesses or pick axes, just basic crampons, hiking boots, and a pick axe to help as a walking stick." See review


283 Reviews
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10/10 recommend! Beautiful Views
, Feb 2022
Amazing hike, beautiful views! 10/10 recommend, ended up being our favourite thing we did in Iceland. They provide crampons which make walking on the ice easy, no hiking experience needed but do recommend having a good general fitness level as it can be a steep climb.
One of the highlights of our trip!
, Dec 2021
My 24 yr old son and I hiked the glacier with Benat and 4 other guests. Benat was cool, calm, and full of information which put us at ease right away. It was surreal when we finally stopped halfway up and looked back to see how far we had come. I felt pushed beyond my comfort zone and it was exhilarating! Those crampons they provided were magical. This experience was so much more than we expected. I mean, how do you go to Iceland and not hike a glacier?!! I would highly recommend this hike.
More of a tour than a hike.
, Dec 2021
The glacier is beautiful and well worth the visit. The tour was more of a tour than a hike, we expected to go further onto the glacier and walk further to explore more. It took almost an hour for everybody to get ready and then once we were on the glacier the groups were all backed up so there was a lot of waiting around. I’m not sure I’d describe them as small groups either, I think there was 10 in our group. They should group fitness levels together and ask people what they want to explore. We would have liked to go further and experience more of a hike, this was a stroll on the glacier, which will definitely suit some people! Our guide was really friendly and knowledgable. We went on the afternoon tour, I think the morning/lunch time tour would be better.
Great trip well worth the money.
, Dec 2021
Amazing scenery and such an experience on top. Eeery silence. Wei was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fab tour
, Nov 2021
Really enjoyable tour. The guide was really good. It was really interesting with some stunning views.
Brilliant experience
, Nov 2021
Our guide as fantastic, great activity for those that like being active. Lots of fun and was my most memorable excursion of the week. Would definitely recommend.
Worth it!
, Nov 2021
We had a great time. The guide Alex was super cool and he made the experience very fun. Drinking water from a glacier was on my list.
Cool and fun experience
, Oct 2021
The day started off as I received an email that my tour was updated from morning to afternoon. Once I arrived I notify the guides about the change and showed them my ticket and email and one believed me but the Cuban did not and he sort of made a big deal about it and it made me feel very uncomfortable. When I told him that if he did not believe me to tell me so I can cancel and get my $$ back he sort of calmed down. After that he changed his attitude and things got better. The Cuban guide seem pretty professional and very strict, which I liked and he took us to several areas and not only showed us but also explain what we re looking at (I won't spoil it for you). I wish it was a longer hike but it was super cool experience. Advice to the Cuban: chill out, we're there to have a good experience and take pics. Let us as we may never got back to that sight again.
, Sep 2021
Ale our guide was excellent. He kept. us save all the time and explain everything. Nice experience, ask for Ale, the Spanish guide he speaks English very well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cool and beautiful experience.
, Aug 2021
We had a great hike with Alex who hailed from Spain and working for Troll.IS. Drinking fresh glacial water via Viking Press position was fun and we also learned various terms causing different water formations. Both Viator and Troll were very accommodating to our change from 5 to 4 participants due to injury before the glacier hike.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience - professional and friendly tour guides
, Aug 2021
This was a great glacier hike! It was challenging but nothing too crazy. The tour guides were fun and provided a great experience - they were fun and knowledgeable. Five stars - would recommend!
Nice glaciar hike for first timers
, Jul 2021
We did the glaciar hike with Eliska and Wey (I apologize if the names are misspelled). They were knowledgeable, patient and funny. We enjoyed the hike and felt very comfortable even though it was our first time walking in a glaciar. If your are an expert glaciar hiker this tour is not for you. If this is your first time and need an easy but cool experience then this tour is for you.
Just amazing!
, Jul 2021
Can’t say enough great things about this hike and our guide Maggie in particular! An wonderful three hour excursion for me and my 18 year old daughter. Maggie was so much fun, hysterical and so knowledgeable. The hike itself was incredible and unlike anything I’ve ever done before. Highly recommend!
Glacier Memories
, Jul 2021
Maggie is an awesome guide! A truly memorable experience. The glacier was magnificent. A very doable climb.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Too many ppl
, Feb 2020
So the tour guide was great, I believe her name was Sarah. We booked the night before and it was a 9:30 am start time-had no problems. The instructions were to get there 20 minutes early which we did, unfortunately we had to wait for the rest of the group arriving by tour bus. This says small groups but there were probably 16 ppl on the bus. They didnt arrive till past start time and then had to make a pit stop in the middle of the tour guide's instructions on how to put on the gear, i.e. crampons. Pretty sure we started hiking to the glacier an hour late and then one older lady who had a hard time keeping up and another person had back injuries that made climbing dificult and slow. Overall glad I got to see the glacier but didnt get to see as much as I would hav liked bc of the amount of ppl and the various degrees of ability of the group. Not sure what they consider a small group to be but this was misleading.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Glacier hiking
, Dec 2019
Glacier hike with Nanna. Adventurous trip. Memorable experience never imagined could walk on ice after all the slips and falls on icy roads in Iceland.
Chad M
, Jul 2019
This was a highlight of our trip to Iceland. Amazing experience and views from the top. I would recommend for everyone to take the hike up the glacier.
Far Surpassed Expectations
, Sep 2018
Had this tour been in America, you would have put all the gear on, walked to the bottom portion of the glacier, and taken a few good photos to send home. This was an authentic glacier hike where you got to hike to the top and really get the full experience. No climbing is necessary using harnesses or pick axes, just basic crampons, hiking boots, and a pick axe to help as a walking stick. I’d imagine this is much easier in the warmer months when the ice is soft. Had it been winter and the ice was more frozen, it’d be a lot more slippery. I’d say it is fine for all ages as long as you are in good shape. Our guide was great, spoke perfect English, and was able to provide some insight on Icelandic culture.
Super randonnée sur un glacier
, Mar 2022
Une très belle escapade sur un glacier, c’était incroyable, le guide (Alex) était au top! Juste un peu déçue que tous les niveaux soient mélangés car on a passé un peu de temps à attendre les plus en difficultés.

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