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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 11-hour tour of southern Iceland including a glacier walk and ice climbing intro
  • Walk through the landscape of Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Give ice climbing a shot with an intro lesson
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
From $200.26
Overview
Get an easy intro to glacier walking and ice climbing during this 11-hour tour from Reykjavik. With a small group of 15 people or fewer and a capable outdoors guide, visit two famous area waterfalls and try your hand at some arctic sports. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
What to Expect
Begin your adventure on Iceland's south shore with convenient pickup at your Reykjavik hotel between 8:30am and 9am. Climb into a rugged tour vehicle with your outdoors guide and small group of 15 travelers or fewer. 

Set out for Sólheimajökull glacier, enjoying the scenery and listening to narration from your guide on the way. Once you arrive, embark on a glacier walk, stopping at both the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Other sights on the glacier walk include deep crevasses, ridges, and water cauldrons. 

Once the group finds a suitable spot for some introductory ice climbing, you'll get a primer from your guide and rig up the climbing gear. Gather up your courage and give it a shot; make sure your friends and family snap some photos of you hanging off the side of a glacier by your crampons. 

At the end of your 11-hour day of adventure, return to your Reykjavik hotel for drop-off.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing tour!

Did the glacier walk and ice climbing tour with Chris and he was a wonderful guide. He gave us an introduction to ice climbing and showed us exactly what to do. Super patient and I felt safe with him. Built up to a climb where...More

Thank goldfishtong
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile
A lovely hike and visit to two waterfalls!

The trip was a great experience! The logistics all ran smoothly, such as getting picked up and dropped off. Our tour guide Tina (?) was very lovely and informative. She made the trip relaxing and enjoyable. On the glacier hike she went at an appropriate...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Wonderful way to get a feel of Ice Climbing & see great Ice Formations

If you have the time and fitness for this, then it's a must. It is for sure the highlight of my Iceland trip. The team was very friendly and knowledgeable, answering questions and taking their time to make things on the way comfortable for us....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NadaAbandah
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile
A sample of the real thing

Be prepared to move outside of your comfort zone with this activity. Not only hiking on top but also getting into the caves of the glacier and climbing with ropes and hooks. Martha was and OUTSTANDING guide, very knowledgeable, always looking after the safety of...More

Thank ddbon
Reviewed September 29, 2018
Skaftafell Galcier walk and Ice Climb near Hof

Awesome experience! So much fun! Our guide Ang was unbelievable! So much experience and patience. We felt very safe with him leading us! This is definitely worth doing and it will leave you wanting to go back and do it again!

Date of experience: September 2018
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jamie p
September 22, 2018|
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Response from liketotvl | Reviewed this property |
I thought the hike was a little over 2 hours on the glacier itself.
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