Take a Walk on the Ice Side


A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature, and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. There, we will go on a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up onto the ice field. As we explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. The experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes and lunch (also possible to buy on route). We lend rain coats for those who need.


Quick Facts

Departure: All year round, every day except December 24th, 25th and January 1st. Pick up from accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:30. 

Difficulty: Easy, but minimum age is 10 years.

Price 2017: 24.900 ISK. / Children ( 10 - 15 years): 11.950 ISK

Included: Transport, guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment.


What to bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch


Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK)

Duration: 2 to 2,5 hours on the ice, total duration: 9 - 10 hrs.

How to book: This tour can be booked on our website, upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is




Glacier walk 1


Glacier walk 2

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