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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier provided by Arctic Adventures

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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Sólheimajökull, Iceland
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Buggirl24 wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
Our family planned to celebrate my daughter's graduation by going to Iceland, a dream that my daughter has had for a long time. We booked and paid in full several months in advance. Then Covid came. I called to postpone our trip but there was no answer. I tried to cancel on
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rosana R wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
It was incredible hike ! Martina , Francesco and Bilbo (cutest dog ever) were experienced guides and made our trip very interesting. I can recommend this trip to everyone!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Christophe C wrote a review Aug 2020
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It was a really nice experience we were lucky to have a small group and the guide was perfect. She gave enough information about the glacier and kept it interesting and interactive ! We would definitely recommend it is money well spent.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Laura P, Customer Care at Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Dear christophecE9781DT, Thank you so much for sharing this experience. We're very glad to hear you liked the tour and we hope we will be able to give this experience to other travelers too. Stay safe and let us know if you are back in Iceland sometime!
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Louis wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions
The hike was great. Our tour guide, Olli, was very experienced and took care of us. We always felt very safe. Olli was very knowledgeable which enriched the whole experience. We only wished that the hike would have been longer.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Laura P, Customer Care at Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Dear LouisTanja, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you felt well informed and receive a positive vibe from our guide. We are proud of our team of true professionals! :) Looking forward to meeting you once again. Warm wishes from Iceland,
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dallyally wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing experience. We are a family with 4 kids (10-15) and we all loved it. Oli was a great guide, very knowledgeable and made us feel safe at all times. It was incredible to see and walk on the glacier and we’d recommend this trip to everyone. Unforgettable!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from Laura P, Customer Care at Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Dear dallyally, Thank you for such positive feedback of yours and, of course, a huge thank you for recommendations. It really means a lot to us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time traveling together with a helpful and professional guide. Looking forward to meeting you once again on one of our tours. :) Warm wishes from Iceland,
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Totally dishonest
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No refund
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Activity cancelled by them, after one year... refund still not received!!!
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Unprofessional
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THIEVES and LIERS!!! Requested a refund ONE YEAR AGO
THIEVES and LIERS!!! I have been waiting for my refund FOR ONE YEAR!!! They are a terrible company and have been c
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Borrow the extra gear
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This tour took place in December 2019 Most likely the best tour I have ever been part of. If there is only one tou
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Terrible Guide running away leaving the tourists behind
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Bad customer service
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