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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

By Arctic Adventures
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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The Sólheimajökull Glacier is a popular tourist attraction in south Iceland, but to get a full appreciation of the natural monument requires more than simply viewing it. Strap on your crampons and get to grips with the glacier itself on a small group walking excursion, and benefit from the professional guide’s knowledge and support to ensure a safe, informative, and unforgettable experience.
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$83.73
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$83.73
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Ages 8-70, max of 15 per group
Duration:
3h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Forget heavy rucksacks: all necessary climbing equipment is supplied on the day
  • Get an intimate experience at one of Iceland’s most famous landmarks
  • All abilities welcome, with support from experienced, professional guides
  • Keep control of your own schedule: the focused excursion doesn’t take all day, leaving you free to explore

  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
What's not included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Hiking shoes and waterproof gear (can be rented for a small fee)
  • Food and drinks

Meet your guide and board your bus in the carpark of the Sólheimajökull Cafe. Take a short journey to the foot of the glacier tongue, and receive a short equipment introduction and safety briefing from your guide. Next, put on your ice cleats and enter the glacial valley. Explore the shafts, streams, and crevasses safely with support from your guide, and notice the distinct signs of the glacier’s formation. Learn more about its development as you traverse the glacier’s ridges. When finished, head back with your guide to your original meeting point, and continue exploring the region with new insight into the iconic glacier.

Departure details
  • Sólheimajökull, 871, Iceland Departure Point: Parking lot by Solheimajokull Cafe Address: GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84)
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5590P32

  • 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 recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier price starts from $90.17. Discover and book Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier on Tripadvisor
What is the Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier cancellation policy?
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier is hosted by Arctic Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Arctic Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5590P32

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

keralaw2022
keralaw2022
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Jökulsárlón lagoon tour & glacier hike
Our group booked the combo glacier lagoon/glacier hike tour. While going into it I was most excited about the hike,
I8873BMvickig
I8873BMvickig
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Amazing tour
We (me, my husband, and 23 year old son)booked the snowmobile/golden circle tour (September 2022). We had a great t
earth90
earth90
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Outstanding Experience!
Absolutely incredible! I've been snorkeling before but never in glacial water over a fissure crack in the Earth. My
ymt09
ymt09
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Excellent Adventure!
We enjoyed using Arctic Adventures for two of our tours while on a short stay in Reykjavik. The online process was
607jch
607jch
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Great guide and amazing sights!
Our guide, Ivo, was very friendly and helpful. He also shared many interest facts about Silfra fissure.
F2684AIchristianf
F2684AIchristianf
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Great Tour if you want to hike a bit further
We did the Eco-friendly glacier tour in early September, and we booked this tour based on the expectation that we w
186225Dave
186225Dave
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Laugavegur Trail with Arctic Adventures and Hjalti Björnsson
I recently did the Laugavegur Trek with a couple of days tagged on at the end for day hikes (started on the 8th Sep
Natasha1128
Natasha1128
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Tour guide was wonderful!
We were lucky enough to have Vjeran for back to back tours! He was fantastic— so knowledgeable, friendly, intereste
SunJammers3947
SunJammers3947
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Fantastic Snorkeling Experience
One of the most incredible things to do in Iceland! The Silfra Fissure snorkeling tour with Arctic Adventures was a
Tori K
Tori K
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A fantastic way to see the highlights of the South Coast of Iceland.
Had a fantastic guide named Vjeran. He was very knowledgeable about the geology, glaciers, volcanos and so much mor
ashleyhN2409KX
ashleyhN2409KX
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Amazing
Had a great time on the south coast tour with our awesome guide, Vjeran! Vjeran knew a lot about Iceland, was a gre
D1733EUjeffe
D1733EUjeffe
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Great Adventure Vacation
Artic Tours was a great way to plan adventures in Iceland. The home office was extremely helpful in recommending th
Mattgoud
Mattgoud
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Amazing scuba diving experience
I did the scuba diving in Silfra fissure and it was amazing. Pick up on time and transportation with a dive master
ChristianeVex
ChristianeVex
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Wonderful experience!
The first part of the day was south-coast highlights, including quick stops at 2 waterfalls with a longer stop for
ltoel
ltoel
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So glad we took the "plunge", it was wonderful!
An amazing experience with amazing guides! A shout out especially to Federica for making our snorkel trip so much
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Riane W
Tucson, AZ4 contributions
We had a really great time on the glacier and our guide was fantastic! I can’t remember his name but he had bleach blonde surfer hair and was from Slovakia. He was so sweet to my mom and made sure everyone had all of their gear and that everything was on correctly. He kept everyone safe on our hike and also did a great job of answering questions, talking about the features of the glacier, and generally just being a fun and amicable guide. I would definitely recommend this hike and I would also recommend checking out the larger glacier 2+ hours away. It is good to note, however, that because of the last volcanic eruption this glacier is covered in ash in many places. I thought it was very interesting to learn about but it is not the pristine white glacier many people think of.
Written July 9, 2022
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Dear Riane W, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear the tour went smoothly for you. A special thank you for all of the amazing compliments to our guide. They will be absolutely delighted to read this! It means the world to us that you have chosen to book an experience with our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again on one of our tours sometime in the near future! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written July 12, 2022
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RJO
6 contributions
Family
Our Guide, Oli, picked us up on time and the Office were helpful when I needed to check some details and smoothly resolved the issue with no inconvenience. The snowmobiling was great fun, anyone with a driving licence could have a try driving and the guides made sure that problems other guests were having didn't impact our enjoyment. As we were the only people getting picked up and taken back to Reykjavík Oli chatted to us about lots of the sights we were passing en route, checked where we were travelling to on our trip and talked us through what to see, told us stories and even gave us a fantastic restaurant recommendation for Akureyri! I have to say the team were very patient with all the guests, and were professional and reassuring too, while making sure the more confident drivers enjoyed the experience to the full.
Written August 27, 2022
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Dear JenN5220, Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very happy to know you had a great time with us and our guide Oli. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the community. We can't wait for you to come back and have another great adventure! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written August 29, 2022
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Bryan
1 contribution
Couples
Oh wow, what a wonderful tour company. Our driver was Vjeran. He was not only very informative he was also funny and entertaining during the drive. He made the long drive to the glacier good fun. Vjeran was so attentive, insisting that he would take your pictures as he knew the best spots for you to stand to get the perfect picture. We then went on a 4.5hr glacial hike with another wonderful guide Pawel. That was hard work but fabulous. A trip of a lifetime! As promised Vjeran was there to meet us when we came down completely exhausted. We were never rushed throughout this tour and we were always made to feel like part of Vjeran's team- not customers but friends. I cannot recommend this company highly enough and if you do choose this tour make sure you get Vjeran. In the picture Vjeran is in the blue coat standing next to me and in the other picture is our guide Pawel our glacier guide.
Written April 7, 2022
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Dear BPBBMB, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear the tour went smoothly for you. A special thank you for all of the amazing compliments to our guides. Vjeran and Pawel will be absolutely delighted to read this! It means the world to us that you have chosen to book an experience with our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again on one of our tours sometime in the near future! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written April 8, 2022
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Auður B
1 contribution
Friends
Waist of money I am afraid. Do not pay in advance, you will possibly not get refunded or even worse not even able to rebook another time if something urgent comes up, like a possible COVID infection. Me and my husband booked with a group of friends and had to cancel our trip with a short notice because of quarantine also with short notice. Very disappointed. In stead of understanding the situation and offering to come later with the option of us selling others to come with us they did nothing. Total silence. So I cannot advice anyone I know to do business with Arctic Adventures. Very bad service. I strongly advice you to look for others offering the same trip. This actually encouraging people to brake quarantine and the law and go on the trip. We also had a hotel reservation which was postponed and met with understanding and good service. So word of advice to travel businesses, in the COVID situation you have to be flexible and think in solutions and be prepared. You might sell more trips in the end even though you loose this one.
Written May 5, 2021
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Dear au_urb2021, Thank you for reaching out to us. We understand your frustration. These unprecedented and trying times have affected every single business and individual in many ways. We want to extend our sincerest apologies. Our Customer Care Team is doing their best and trying to get back to everyone as soon as possible. We are sorry you haven't got a reply sooner. We kindly ask you to reach out to us one more time at info@adventures.is if you still have unanswered questions. All the refunds are going to be processed by 30th of September. Thank you so much for your patience. Once again, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. All the best, Arctic Adventures
Written July 27, 2021
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Kelsey
Deer Park, NY7 contributions
We booked this activity the day before we went after it was recommended to us by another tourist. We did not know what to expect but it went above and beyond what we were anticipating! Valerio (aka 'the boss') was our tour guide and he did an exceptional job at providing instructions, keeping it fun while making sure we were all safe throughout the entire tour. You are hiking through a massive glacier so make sure you prepare yourself for the amount of physical activity required. And make sure to dress warm!! I am so glad we booked this because it was such an amazing experience. Highly recommend!
Written September 2, 2021
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Dear KelsDillon45, Thanks a lot for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed the guide company as much as the tour. Valerio will be happy to read your positive words about him. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! We hope to see you soon on one of our tours for more memorable adventures! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written September 3, 2021
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haley
New York City, NY4 contributions
Great experience doing the small group glacier hike in Skaftafell. Mark was our guide who was super detail oriented, making sure everyone’s ice cleats, helmet, harness and ice pick fit properly and were secure. The hike is not super strenuous but it is steep and cold - make sure to dress warm and bring gloves! The majority of the “hike” is a long walk down a dirt path leading you to the glacier. Time spent kn the glacier total was probably about 45 min, but you don’t get very far up. Just enough to see the surrounding snow and massive ice blocks. There were some rocks falling off the side of the glacier while we were there which you’ll inevitably witness. We got to fill our water bottles with glacier water, and did a “Viking push up” to taste the water early on during the hike. Mark gave us tons of history and info about the safest paths to take (which he had come to earlier in the day to cut and ensure safety for his tours), where on the glacier we were standing in relation to the rest of the mass, the importance of the glacier for Iceland’s ecosystem and the impacts of climate change. He also encouraged us to do our part by consuming less plastic and reducing consumption of red meat. Was so happy to support a wonderful group that prioritized safety and education for its tours. 10/10!
Written August 4, 2021
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Dear Explorer04505383591, Thank you so much for taking the time out and leaving us this amazing review. We appreciate that. We are very happy to know that you had the best time with our team. Your safety is our #1 priority. We are so glad to hear that you had not only fun but also informative time and felt safe all the time. Thank you so much for your kind words. Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer. We can't wait to have you back. Best regards, Team Arctic Adventures.
Written August 12, 2021
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Scream
West Hartford, CT20 contributions
After spending a week along the southern coast looking at glaciers and lagoons, we decided to walk on one. The experience was better than expected and definitely a highlight of our ten-day visit to this amazing country. Our guide, Vallerio, imprrssed upon us the dangers of navigating the glaciers and also the rewards of having a safe guide bring you to areas that are otherwise unreachable. As an experienced hiker and skiier, I was alarmed by the crowds that descended upon this glacier for photos ops. The area is not safe and these tourists had no idea about the risks that they were taking - don’t walk under melting arches!!!! Vallerio gave us the confidence to explore this dangerous area while appreciating its magesty and quickly changing terrain.
Written August 18, 2021
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Dear Irene B, Thanks a lot for a positive feedback! We are really happy to read your positive words. It's great to know you had a great, safe time while on the tour with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and everyone else. We know you have choices when it comes to your travel adventures, and it means the world to us that you’ve chosen to book an experience with our team. Looking forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again! Greetings from Iceland.
Written August 19, 2021
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Sonya
1 contribution
I was part of an organised tour from singapore, and our agency booked our optional glacier hike tour with Arctic Adventures.

We were a group of around 15 people with varying degree of mobility.

Our guides, Gaia and Ullie were excellent. Professional, very friendly, attentive and very helpful to those who were not so mobile and required extra help.

The glacier hike itself was exhilirating and exciting, but our guides , Gaia and Ullie made the experience extra fun. Highly recommend them.
Written August 13, 2022
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Dear Sonya S, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are really glad you enjoyed the tour. A special thank you for mentioning and complimenting our amazing guides. We are sure they will be very happy to read your review. Looking forward to your next visit. Let's explore more of Iceland together! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written August 16, 2022
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Cynde K
Detroit, MI5 contributions
What a fantastic adventure! We had a small family group with ages ranging from 8 to 70. Before the tour began, we were outfitted with items needed to climb the glacier and safety was the most important aspect. Each piece of equiptment was fitted by a knowledgable person. We were all very impressed with the attention to gear safety. Other companies can't compare to this one. The tour itselt was unbelievable and our tour guide, Jan, was knowledgable, helpful and made the experience fun for all of us. It was an unforgettable experience and I would recommend both the guides and their focus on safety over other companies.
Written July 24, 2022
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Dear Cynde K, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are really glad you enjoyed the time spent with our amazing team in Iceland. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again for another great adventure! Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written July 27, 2022
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josh k
2 contributions
Everything started right on time as we were fitted for the gear we would need to safely explore the glacier. After a quick orientation, we made the short walk from the parking lot meeting point to the actual glacier and began our hike. We were constantly surprised at how long the experience was and how far on the glacier we walked. We got to learn about many different aspects of the ice and even got to drink the purest water right from the source! This was definitely an experience we'll remember and we would absolutely recommend Arctic Adventures if you're looking to explore the glacier.
Written July 13, 2022
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Dear joshkC3100JY, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave us a great review. It’s wonderful to know that the tour went smoothly for you. It means the world to us that you have chosen to book an experience with our team. Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written July 14, 2022
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