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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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Take advantage of a great opportunity to explore the incredible Solheimajokull Glacier in a small group setting on this one and a half hour glacier hike available directly from Solheimajokull's parking lot. Walk around the glacier and admire the stunning landscape that surrounds the ice cap. This is your chance to explore the incredible frozen world of the glacier such as its crevasses and glacier moulins.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
Sólheimajökull, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide Ben is amazingly cool. It was a great first time adventure for us. He took a perfect group shot for everyone and it was a great hike. We were scared at first and we were always last to walk so during the hike he decided that we go next to him and even offered to
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I almost chickened out of the Solheimajokull Glacier tour because it was rated as Moderate difficulty by Arctic Adventures. Boy, am I glad we went! It was a rainy day, so we gladly borrowed raincoats from Arctic Adventures. Because of the rain, though, Solheimajokull was extra
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We had our glacier walk with Linda. It was an awesome experience and Linda is a really competent guide!
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What a great hike! The glaciers are absolutely stunning, I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to get so close. They are melting, so do it while you can. Our guide Linda was awesome. She was funny, sweet and professional. She answered all our questions and gave lots of
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My friend and I had a fantastic glacier walk with Linda. She was so kind and patient, but especially she was engaging and adaptable. She took us wherever our group was willing to go, keeping our safety as her priority the whole way. Her love for the outdoors and affection for
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