Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing and Glacier Walk

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From $180.67

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


Explore one of Iceland’s mightiest natural sites of interest and gain insight into the country’s rich geology on this Sólheimajökull glacier-walking tour. Harnessed up for safety, climb the vertical crevasse walls of the Sólheimajökull glacier with your guide and admire the spectacular scenery you find. Follow frozen routes over the mighty glacier, peer down into huge crevasses, and put your ice axes and crampons to good use on the icy terrain. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Ice-climbing and glacier-walking tour in Sólheimajökull
  • Climb and hike across the Sólheimajökull glacier with your guide
  • Marvel at the many geological features you find
  • Includes all climbing and safety equipment
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What's Included

  • Ice-climbing and glacier-walk on Sólheimajökull
  • Guide
  • All the necessary glacier and safety gear
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tröll Expeditions Solheimajokull
    Sólheimajökulsvegur, 871 Vík, Iceland

    Meet us at the parking lot at Sólheimajökull glacier, there will be a parked trailer marked Troll Expeditions and your guide will wait for you there.

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Operates in all good weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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Incredible and insightful experience on the glacial. Learned a lot from Joao
Dhruv_S, Mar 2023
BAHASA MELAYU: Ini tour sangat hebat. Instruktor mahir dalam kraft panjat ais, menguna ax. Penting lagi, dia pasti semua group selamat. Nama dia Joao. English: All in all, an incredible experience. our tour guide, Joao was experienced and knowledgeable. He broke down key techniques into simple steps, and made learning the craft less daunting as it appears. His emphasis on safety and general concern for the group is noteworthy. And of course, some of the most incredible sites of the glacial
Picks and Kicks!
Cindy_J, Feb 2023
We loved our day with Vicky! We felt lucky to have such beautiful weather and an amazing guide! We were both first time ice climbers but keen to keep going back home in Canada.
Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing - A Highlight of Our Trip
Zera_O, Jul 2022
One of the highlights of our trip! We did glacier hiking and ice climbing with Boris on Solheimajokull. Boris was an amazing guide, explaining to us in just the right amount of detail about glaciers. The trail was done with utmost professionalism. Whilst my husband and I were new to ice climbing, we felt completely safe, and got the chance to try two climbs at different locations. We also appreciated the small group size of 5 people (compared to other tours where there seemed to be 10-15 people). Would highly recommend this experience to others looking for a bit of adventure!
Great adventure!
Benjamin_H, Mar 2022
We had a great experience going ice climbing for the first time with Hang, our guide. We suited up and walked out to the glacier, where there are some incredible views. Our group was small - 7 total, including 4 of us. We learned how to use our gear and how to climb. Everyone was able to make it to the top and have as many turns as they liked. We also learned a ton about Iceland and the glaciers. Hang made sure to keep us safe as well as give us a personalized experience according to our abilities and needs. Amazing time!
Short and quick climb
Marta_V, Dec 2021
It is massively oversold and very disappointing. We walked on the glacier for about half an hour before stopping while the guide was setting up the ropes. Then he showed us how to climb and once the first of us was on the ice, he started explaining how to get down, shouting from the bottom of the ice wall. Basically, an educated guess on ice climbing and descent. Once you climb up and somehow manage to get down, you have nothing to do while all the others in the group complete their climb. Another 30 minutes to get back to your car.
First time ice climbers on beautiful Sólheimajökull
jessandadam, Dec 2021
Sam was an amazing glacier guide; very knowledgeable and made our experience fun and comfortable! Having never ice climbed before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but Sam encouraged us and made us feel safe. Sólheimajökull is beautiful and we were so glad that we had the opportunity to do this on our first trip to Iceland.
AlexaR_W, Jun 2018
This was by far the highlight of our trip! A must for those who like adventure. What a way to see Iceland close up.