- Trees planted 2
- Available all year
- Duration 8-10 hours
- Location Sólheimajökull outlet glacier
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 20
- Age limit Minimum age 10 years
What you'll experience.
Join this tour and take a walk on a Glacier in Iceland!
Glacier hiking has been one of the most popular activities to do in Iceland. Walking the vast wilderness of the ice caps is a fantastic way to get in touch with the Icelandic nature and a great way to spend the day.
This tour will take you to Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. This frozen giant slowly crawls from Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. Mýrdalsjökull glacier is located near Vík, the southernmost village of Iceland. The drive will take about two hours, and on the way you will pass many interesting places including the Eyjafjallajökull glacier which became world famous in the spring of 2010. The volcano underneath the glacier erupted violently and caused flight cancellations all over the world.
Before your walk on the glacier you will put on necessary glacier equipment. This will ensure a safe and enjoyable glacier exploration. During your walk you will learn a great deal about these disappearing giants as you encounter incredible ice formations, ridges and, deep crevasses.
On the way back to Reykjavík the bus will make stops at the towering waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss for some amazing photo opportunities.
Here is a draft of your itinerary
- Pick up at your place of accommodation in Reykjavík between 8:30 and 8:50 so be ready outside your accommodation at that time. Pick up is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. Please note that if you miss your pickup, you must make your way to BSÍ bus terminal before departure at 9:00.
- After pickup you will drive along the coastline of South Iceland until you reach the glacier. The drive takes about 2 hours.
- Once you reach the glacier you will put on crampons and other necessary glacier equipment and receive instructions from your experienced guide.
- The glacier hike itself takes about 2 – 2 ½ hours.
- Next up is Skógafoss waterfall where you will get a chance to witness the roaring power of this glacier river.
- The last stop on the tour is the picture-perfect Seljalandsfoss waterfall. We recommend walking the pathway behind the waterfall for some unique photo opportunities.
- You will then head back to Reykjavík where you will be dropped off at your place of accommodation.
This tour is operated by our friends at Icelandic Mountain Guides. IMG manages an environmental fund that aims to preserve and restore the Laugavegur hiking trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. They are also powerful advocates for environmental awareness on various platforms.
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