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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik

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Skogar, Iceland

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the surreal landscape of Iceland's Solheimajökull Glacier during this day trip from Reykjavik. Join your guide for ice hiking and climbing on top of this ancient ice formation, enjoying spectacular views of its constantly changing blend of colors and shapes. Then make a stop at the thundering Skogafoss waterfall, one of the country’s largest waterfalls. Your glacier adventure includes an expert glacier guide, introduction to ice climbing, round-trip transport from Reykjavik as well as all necessary safety gear needed.
  • Small group experience, limited to 8 people per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Day trip to Iceland's Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Enjoy an adventurous glacier hike with your expert guide
  • Admire the rugged, ever-changing ice formations and soak in the picturesque views of the area
  • Try your hand at ice climbing, with all necessary safety equipment included
  • Beginners are welcome as no prior ice climbing experience is needed
  • A visit to Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's largest waterfalls
  • Round-trip transport from Reykjavik
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Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personalized experience
Round-trip transport from Reykjavik
An expert glacier guide
A guided glacier hiking tour on Iceland's Solheimajokull Glacier
All necessary glacier gear needed
An introduction to ice climbing
Free wi-fi on board
Food & drinks
Gratuities
Hiking shoes (can be rented for a small fee)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. For a full list of available pick up points check your confirmation voucher.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Experience the surreal natural landscapes of Iceland during this day trip to the country’s Solheimajokull Glacier, offering time for ice hiking and climbing during your visit. It’s the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the rugged outdoor beauty of this incredible island.

Start your excursion with pickup at 8:30am from authorized pick up points in Reykjavik, continuing on a scenic drive by mini-bus to the glacier, which is located in the country’s southwest. Upon arrival, meet with your glacier guide, receive a short safety briefing and get your gear for the day’s activities. Then head out onto the surface of this rugged ice formation.

Your journey takes you over the surface of the glacier’s ice tongue, so-called because it sticks out from the glacier’s main body as it crawls toward the ocean. Enjoy breathtaking views of the glacier’s rugged surface and the surrounding landscape, exploring this unique ice formation’s numerous crevasses, cracks, ridges and sink holes accompanied by your guide. Soon you’ll reach an ice wall, allowing you the chance to engage in some ice climbing. Using your included crampons, ice axes, and safety ropes, make your way up this sheer vertical wall, taking time to soak up the surreal environment and sublime views from above. 

Finish your glacier adventure with a stop at Skogafoss waterfall on the way back to Reykjavik, one of Iceland’s largest and most impressive waterfalls, as it dumps millions of gallons of glacial melt water into a stream and the ocean beyond. Your glacier adventure tour ends with a Reykjavik drop off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Skogafoss
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arctic Adventures
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Solheimajokull Glacier
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is a small group experience tour limited to 8 participants per guide
  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • It is recommended to bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, packed lunch, head-wear, gloves and good hiking shoes
  • Please note that jeans are not appropriate for a glacier hike
  • No prior ice climbing experience is needed to participate in this tour
  • Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented from the operator for a small fee
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik.
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What is the social distancing policy during Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik?
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 Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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mgbdc
, Jun 2019
Undeniably one of the best things I’ve ever done. This was my second trip to Iceland. The first trip was interesting but this trek was a challenge. Most thanks goes to Arhol our guide from Scotland. Perfect combination of patience, humor and skill. We scaled an ice wall with crampons and aces at the end. Don’t go with anyone but him. Everyone on the trip was made to feel like they could do it. The company was great too. If you don’t go to the geysers do this. What a memory. Thanks Athol for the wee help!
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Amazing experience
dvill32_3
, Jun 2019
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Our guide, Athol, was encouraging and knowledgeable about the glacier and the climbing. I was impressed by how well he guided everyone and kept a watchful eye on the people who weren’t as experienced. It was the absolute highlight of my trip. Amazing all around. Highly recommend it.
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Fantastic experience. Simon was our...
mslg13
, Sep 2018
Fantastic experience. Simon was our guide and he was awesome. He made us all feel safe and comfortable on the climb. He even took us into an ice cave. The small group aspect is a big plus. If you don't have good hiking shoes you can rent a pair onsite. Well worth it.
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Great experience!
ps62v7
, Aug 2018
The guide was very informative and fun. He did a very good job of explaining the basics of ice climbing. He also showed us the viking push up, very cool! Highly recommend this tour.
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Amazing!
vividd2017
, Jul 2018
The landscape, the guide, the group, the overall experience was AMAZING Will do it again as soon as I come back to Iceland
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Me and my girlfriend took this tour...
Sebastian G
, Apr 2018
Me and my girlfriend took this tour in March and it was the highlight of the holiday other than seeing the Northern lights of course. Simon was our guide, he was excellent. As someone who has experienced a lot of mountain guides, there are few better than Simon in my experience, he kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace for all the group while keeping safety as number one, he also took the time to explain features of the glacier and was clearly very passionate about what he was doing. A credit to the industry! To add to his impressive repertoire as a tour guide, there was also a French couple on our tour, and fortunately for them they got Simon as a guide with his experience from working in France meant he spoke enough French to give instructions in both English and French. When on the glacier there was chance to get used to wearing crampons and practised on a small ice incline. One thing that I would suggest if you are considering this tour at all is HIRE THE BOOTS. I made the mistake of being the typical arrogant male, thinking my boots would be ok, but I can say that those with the boots found this bit easier, although it wasnt impossible for me to get up, you must be steadier than others due to the encumbrance of the softer boots. My girlfriend hired the boots and walked up like a mountain goat. The walk on the glacier itself is no harder than the walking you do in England, the only difference really is that you have crampons on. Once we had reached the climbing destination on the glacier, Simon went above and beyond other tour guides that were up on the glacier with us with regards to safety. He was the only guide that I saw that made a clear boundary that the group should stay behind unless on the rope climbing. Further, he drove a second ice screw in for a partners/other members of the group to carabiner in its a little unnerving watching the other groups stood over a potentially 300ft moulin without anything stopping you from falling straight down onto to take photographs beyond the barrier safely.
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Highly recommend this tour. Don't...
Lauren K
, Apr 2018
Highly recommend this tour. Don't think there were any issues whatsoever. Lovely group of people and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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My tour guide was amazing and so...
Cymone C
, Mar 2018
My tour guide was amazing and so accommodating, and customized the tour for the group.
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Really amazing excursion, it was...
Amber B
, Mar 2018
Really amazing excursion, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Our guide was very informative, understanding, and fun. He let us have breaks and moved at our pace. Book this tour!
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This tour was amazing! Very cool...
chellechiavelli
, Mar 2018
This tour was amazing! Very cool - even though it rained the entire day for us! The tour guides went above and beyond and were awesome!!! This was a really great deal - moneywise. You definitely feel as though you got your money's worth and more. The views were breathtaking and getting to experience the ice climbing was a once and a lifetime experience for me. There is a lot of walking - be prepared!
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