Blue Ice

A hike up the frozen Sólheimajökull glacial tongue.

Operator: Arctic Adventures

Location: South

Duration: 1 Hour0

Difficulty: Moderate

Other: Per Person

Price from: ISK 19,990

Category: SKU: 0d3315499731


Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Day Tour from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull Glacier.

This tour offers the opportunity to hike an immeasurably magnificent glacier on a frozen glacial tongue called Sólheimajökull. It is a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water; truly a phenomenon. On this tour we will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier and also have the chance to test our ice climbing skills. With its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges, it is truly an unforgettable experience. We will provide you with all the tools you will need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.

On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Skógafoss.

Warm outdoor clothing and good hiking shoes are important to wear on this tour.

Hotel pick-up time If you have chosen transfer please be ready at 8:30 AM for your pick-up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Don’t know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose To Be Announced for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.

Meet on location time If you have chosen to meet us on location please be ready at 11:30 AM at Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi. GPS 63°31’00.48N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84)

Included Glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier with a certified glacier guide, an optional introduction to ice climbing and all specialized glacier gear; climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment. Lunch is NOT included. We recommend you bringing a packed lunch for the day.

Clothing Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you contact us beforehand. We do not rent gear from location.

Tour Highlights

  • Sólheimajökull glacier (Solheimajokull glacier)
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Ice Climbing (optional)
  • Glacier hiking


10 hours with transfer / 4 hours if you do not need transfer and prefer to meet us on location.

Disclaimer All adventure and glacier tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.


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