In this tour we will take you to the Sólheimajökull glacier on the south coast of Iceland. It is only about 2 hours drive from Reykjavík, and on the way to the glacier we will visit the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
The Sólheimajökull glacier is an outlet tongue of the fourth largest glacier in Iceland, Myrdalsjökull. At the glacier we'll enjoy the raw and stunning landscape created by the ice, with crevasses, ridges, occasional ice caves, and a whole arrange of ice shapes.
The glacier walk does not require special skills other than being able to walk on an uneven surface. The tour can be enjoyed by people of all levels in good health. All the safety equipment needed for the ice is provided, and after a lesson in ice walking, we will head onto the glacier to experience this unique environment. (Minimum age requirement: 10 years)
Please bring: Warm and waterproof clothing. Walking-hiking shoes.
Please NOTE: This tour operates combined with our scheduled South Coast tour. If you have chosen to book Glacier Hike, then you won´t be visiting Vik and the Reynisfjara beach. This also means that you won't be at the lunch stop, so you should have some picnic for lunch (in the morning we stop at a fuel station where you can also buy some food). There is also a couple of places where you can buy some food, but the offer is limited, and not cheap.
During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.
We work with small groups, usually 19 people maximum, so dates tend to get fully booked rather early. Booking in advance allows us to organize the departures, so please, book in advance when possible.
Please NOTE. This tour can be combined with the South Coast tour. We go on the same vehicle to the glacier, where some stay to take the Glacier Walk, and the rest goes on with the regular South Coast. After lunch, the group reunites again at the glacier. That means that a large groups or a family can split at the glacier, with some doing the activitiy, and some going on with the regular South Coast tour.
Price: 26.500 Isk. Children 10-12: 30% discount. (*minimum age:10 y.o.)
Included: English speaking glacier-guide, helmet, crampons, ice axe, and other safety equipment needed for the ice.
Payment: Upon the boarding for the tour by all major currencies or credit cards.
Season: Daily. All year round.
Duration: 8-9 hours (back to Reykjavik about 19:30-20:00)
Pick up: Between 8:30 and 9:00, from all accommodations on the Reykjavik area.