Exciting one hour glacier hike on Sólheimaökull
This is one of Iceland´s most popular day trips. In groups of only 8 guests accompanied by experienced and qualified local guide we visit Sólheimajökull outlet glacier on foot. Explore the glacier wonderworld and experiene first hand the effects of climate change. A fun and exciting way to get to know one of Iceland´s wonders in depth. On this 1-1.5 hour walk you will see and hear about all the glacial features, enjoy the most stunning scenery and hear interesting facts about the Icelandic history and formation.
Meet your guide at Sólheimajökull parking lot and be introduced to the equipment needed for the tour.
Once Boots, rainwear, crampons, ice axe, helmet, and harness has been fitted, you will walk with your small group escorted by a local certified guide towards the Glacier (about 15-20 minutes). Once in front of the glacier, your guide will show you and help to put crampons on your boots and introduce in more detail the appropriate usage of the equipment as well as safety on the glacier. After the fun and intersting hike, you'll find your self in front of the glacier again taking crampons off and walking back to the parking lot, where the team splits and everyone continues on their Iceland adventure.
Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and rain-wear.
Certified, local guide.
Glacier walk, glaciology & volcanology.
Smallest group size in Iceland - Maximum 8 persons on a tour.
This tour departs from Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi. GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84).
Transfer from Reykjavík