Solheimajokull Glacier

Solheimajokull Glacier, Vik: Address, Solheimajokull Glacier Reviews: 4.5/5

Solheimajokull Glacier
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Victor K
Hong Kong, China448 contributions
Couples
We have visited a few glaciers in Iceland and can get nearest to this glacier and was physically possible to touch on it without joining a tour. (In my opinion, touching the glacier is already the red line, proceeding any further without a guide is not an option). It is a pay carpark from which we followed a wide and relatively flat gravel trail for about 5 minutes to see the glacier lagoon with numerous icebergs, and no more than half an hour to the glacier wall. It's stunning to see this and hear some ice cracking and dropping to the water. It was good fun to play with reachable ice.
Written May 21, 2022
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Asrah C
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Couples
This was a PHENOMENAL excursion. We had the best guide in Marco, who was so friendly and cheerful and knowledgeable. He walked us through our gear and safety equipment, and we felt reassured that we were in reliable, experienced hands from the get go. Once we were on the (incredible) glacier, he walked us through the history and geographical points of interest and was funny and engaging the whole time. We left tired and thrilled. Definitely a high point on our Iceland trip. Would recommend to anybody!!
Written June 23, 2021
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glagoljas
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
Very impressive natural site and interesting experience walking on glacier. We did not join a tour, and so we did not walked too far inside the glacier, which would require special equipment. But even a short walk on the edge and a bit inside that we took was very satisfying and informative. If you don't want to commit to a several-hour guided hike (we didn't), you can still walk on the glacier for a little while. Just be careful and don't go off the path, as the many signs will warn you!
Written July 9, 2022
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HeardItBothWays
Easton, PA2,298 contributions
My husband and I visited Sólheimajökull Glacier while exploring Iceland's South Coast. This glacier has an easy path alongside the lagoon in front of it. The glacier is absolutely beautiful and it was interesting to see a few pieces of ice floating in the lagoon in front of it. There were also plenty of waterfalls around, including one that is visible above/behind the glacier.
Written October 15, 2021
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plumcox
London, UK209 contributions
Imagine being able to park in a normal carpark and walk up to the very front of a glacier and touch it? Well, you can! No fancy four wheel drive required! Small car park charge (we paid on mobile phone app) and an easy 15 minute walk to a viewing point, and another 10 minute walk from there to get to the glacier.
I can see that if I'd got more physical capability I'd want to be part of the guided groups with their crampons and helmets, but I was very happy with what we were able to do, as were my children.
Breathtaking that we were able to do this. If you have the chance, please go!
Written April 24, 2022
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Helen M
Westchester County, NY24 contributions
Although there were more visitors there than I expected , it was still so special to see a glacier up close. We booked a walk through a local guide company and they equipped us with hard hats and safety (climbing) harnesses and crampons - which enhanced the experience as we felt prepared and safe.
The total hike time was 3 hours. We would consider a longer hike if we were able to go again. It is amazing to see the crevasses and the ancient blue ice.
you can also visit some spectacular waterfalls along rte 1.
Written March 13, 2020
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cmy
6 contributions
Friends
Our guide Alex was terrific. I was a complete novice and he was very patient with me and all the new people in my group as well as informative and kind. The views are absolutely spectacular and strange—like modern art formations. Don’t miss it. It’s not as scary as you think, I promise.
Written December 30, 2021
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nick w
London, UK995 contributions
We accessed a viewing area for the glacier up route F222 - which is an off road drive that needs 4WD. At the top you can walk down to one of the narrow glacial tongues or head up the valley to the main glacier.

If it is glaciers you are after would recommend travelling further East along route 1 towards Hofn where the glaciers are more impressive and easy accessible in the Skaftafell national park area.
Written September 26, 2021
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK241 contributions
Couples
Had a short stop here as weather not on our side. The reason i did not rate this excellent was that you have to pay for parking on site via a qr code or app and we tried to pay four times before it finally accepted our payment which was frustrating. Shame there is not a facility for people to pay on a ticket machine by cash or card. That said it was a good path to the viewing point, a fairly easy 10 min or so walk. From there you can walk further onto the beach and then up onto the glacier but heavy rain made us turn back. It is an awesome site to see and the little icebergs in the lagooc looked like a penguin and a wolf, see pic. I would imagine a tour up onto the glacier would be a thrilling hike, but beyond my physical capacity.
Written January 13, 2022
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Michigan984 contributions
Another impressive sight on the South Coast, Sólheimajökull is one of the many outlet glaciers of the mighty icecap of Mýrdalsjökull. Sólheimajökull is easily accessible; you get off the Ring Road and drive for about 4 km to the parking lot. You can hike right up to the glacier; it takes about 15 minutes depending on your pace. Simply spectacular and awe inspiring! One of my most favorite stops on the South Coast.
Don't miss it!
Written February 20, 2020
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