Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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From $93.07

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sólheimajökull
    Sólheimajökull, 871, Iceland

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

It's not physically exerting, but only small sections are roped, so you need to be confident in your movement.
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Our tour guide, Enrique,...
Sue_C, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Enrique, was exceptional! He was very much in tune with the varied abilities of his group of about 10 people and, most important, he provided us with an exciting tour along with educational and interesting talks about the glaciers. If you've never walked on a glacier, do it!!
Must Do
Julian_R, Mar 2023
Our guide Monica was super helpful! Amazing experience and went up way higher on the glacier than expected!!
Small Group Glacier Walking
Christopher_W, Feb 2023
Absolutely stunning scenery, great guide...Kiki...apologies for the bad spelling! So knowledgeable and was exceptionally good at ensuring all were well looked after. Thanks for helping to create so many fantastic memories ✨️.
Unique experience well worth the effort!
Teresa_D, Feb 2023
The weather was windy, snowy and blustery cold in February. Our guide Lauma kept us safe but encouraged us to keep going despite the harsh weather. She knew the beauty that we would see if we kept pushing on. I’m glad she pushed us cause it was so worth it!
Our tour guide was great...
Susannah_B, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was great and the glacier itself amazing. Learned a lot and had fun despite the whipping wind!
Amazing experience!!!!!!
Patricia_C, Oct 2022
This was such an amazing experience, made even more special by the fantastic guide Pavel - who is extremely passionate about the glacier. Walking through the crevasse field was stunning but made even more spectacular when we were taken down one of the crevasses and into the glacier. My 8 year old was looked after extremely well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience too.
Lauren_K, Oct 2022
Amazing experience. Our guide Alex was incredible. He was patient, knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend this experience.
Experience of a lifetime
Keith_P, Oct 2022
Our guide was amazing! He was knowledgeable, helpful and engaging. We would definitely recommend this adventure. The sites were in credible and the pictures don’t do it justice.
An absolute MUST in Iceland
Luk_K, Oct 2022
Wonderful experience and a MUST do in Iceland! Our guide Steven was the best, very knowledgeable about glaciers and thanks to him, we had the best time on ice ever!
Surreal experience
Sage_S, Sep 2022
Awesome unforgettable experience. Our guide Barb was very nice and knowledgeable. We met at the site then got geared up and walked to the glacier. We put on our crampons and started the glacier hike! Very surreal to be on top of a glacier. Not a difficult hike, did not get winded or felt at any point like I needed a break. Also got to taste glacier water. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
A must-do in Iceland
Kimberley_R, Aug 2022
My husband and I went on this in August 2022. Wow!! While it was an exhilarating experience, it still felt very safe. Our guide Nicole was the best! She made sure everyone was following and was there to help us get our safety equipment on. She was funny, friendly and knowledgeable. We were so lucky that it didn’t rain. My favourite part was getting to drink the fresh water from the glacier while doing a push up. Apparently it rains 350 days a year on the glacier. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with a moderate fitness level. It’s not difficult. tips - there are no real washrooms only portapotties at the bottom of the glacier and no food options so bring your own snacks.
Amazing experience
Maksim_K, Aug 2022
Nicole (I hope I spell it right) was amazing. It is so great to see people who enjoy what they do and want to share it with others. Glacier has to be on your list if you are in Iceland.
Everything is amazing,...
Jeronimo_L, Aug 2022
Everything is amazing, the tour, the sightseeing it worth every penny. Is a must during your stay @iceland.
Christine_B, Aug 2022
Fabulous experience! . First off, note I am not the not the most avid adventurer, so wasn’t quite sure what I was signing up for! I was a bit nervous but my guide (sorry can’t recall her name - that’s her in the photo) was amazing - totally calming which made my experience great! Loved it and Coming from NYC - this was truly a natural wonder!
Great family activity
Bethany_Z, Jul 2022
Great experience for the entire family! The guides were helpful and kind. This was a highlight of our trip!
Good for the fit and young
Jason_K, Jul 2022
Our guide Francesco was very patient and friendly throughout the whole journey. There is a good fifteen minute walk uphill (light grade) before getting to a downhill walk to put on crampons, then walk another little ways before you are on ice. Amount of time on actual glacier will depend on if your group can easily keep up with the guide or not. Also, arriving early as directed doesn't seem necessary since we spent a good amount of time waiting for everyone to show, sign medical waivers, get fitted for crampons, get other equipment, etc. before setting off. If you are not in good shape, not comfortable with walking uphill/downhill at a good pace, are not confident with walking on a glacier in crampons, it would be good to reconsider this activity. We ended up in a group with three folks that were around 70 years old and the majority of our time was spent either waiting behind them while our guide helped them move along throughout the whole journey, or waiting ahead of them while our guide went back to help them move along. Advice for the staff: 1. Be sure to check that all crampons have full-length straps before handing them off. One of mine had torn and was too short to tie, but thankfully Francesco had a spare that he used to temporarily repair mine. 2. Split groups into slow/medium/fast paces instead of arbitrary division into three groups. That way slow folks can stay together and be happy while faster folks can also stay together and be happy. In general, nobody over 65 (unless in great shape) or that struggles walking up/down steep grades should go on this activity. 3. Be more conscious of tour completion times. Our tour ended way over the indicated time and we had to rush onward to complete next activities because of the very slow members of our group that our guide was helping. Despite the frustrations with members of our tour group preventing us from having much time at the top of the glacier, we still had a good time.
Great experience!!
Seema_N, Jul 2022
We had a great time! The tour was conducted by Arctic Adventures. Well organized and started right on time. Meeting point was at the yellow school bus like the instructions said. We had an awesome guide Francesco who showed us how to get the equipment on and how to use them. He helped us all through the hike! Our ages ranged from 11-55 and varying hiking abilities. We all managed fine! It was a great experience. Definitely recommend it!
Our guides Pavel and...
Chris_S, Jun 2022
Our guides Pavel and Monica were very attentive, fun and informative We loved everything they shared with us and would return again. Highly recommend!
wonderful experience
barthuyghe, May 2022
It was our first experience on a glacier and everything went super well. We were expected at the yellow bus in the parking lot. We got the necessary equipment. The guide was very professional and especially made us aware of safety. Very nice experience
Recommend for fun adventure!
Kate_B, May 2022
We had so much fun on the arctic walk! This was a perfect adventure for our honeymoon and convenient if you are traveling on the south coast. We would highly recommend!