Glacier Hike

All Year

Experience glacier hike on Sólheimajökull with Frosty Tours for an unforgettable glacier adventure from start to finish! 

Tour Overview

Group size

2 - 10 per guide

On the ice

2.5 hours

Minimum shoe size

34 (European) 2.5 (US)

Language

English

Difficulty

Easy

Meeting point

Sólheimajökull parking lot

Availability

All year

Minimum age

10 Years old

Meeting point

Directions to Sólheimajökull

Driving Time

  • From Reykjavík: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From Vík: 30 minutes

GPS Coordinates for Sólheimajökull

  • N 63.532833
  • W 19.369675

Directions from Reykjavík

After Skógar, drive 6 km (3.7 mi) and take a left turn (just after the bridge) onto road 221. Continue on road 221 for about 5 km (3 mi) until you reach the Sólheimajökull parking area.

Directions from Vík

After passing road 222, drive 3 km (1.9 mi) and take a right turn just before the bridge onto road 221. Follow road 221 for about 4 km to reach the Sólheimajökull parking area.

Important Information It’s recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled tour departure to use the restroom facilities. There won’t be any available during the tour. Your guide will be waiting in a red Range Rover at the parking lot. Departure will be punctual, so please arrive on time to ensure you don’t miss the tour.

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Your guide will provide you all the safety gear and you we’ll begin with an easy 15-minute walk to the Solheimajokull glacier’s viewing point, where your guide will have a speech about the glacier history and geology. Then a 10-minute walk will take you to the glacier’s edge.

Here, your guide will demonstrate how to put on the crampons and provide a safety briefing on navigating glacier hazards and using the necessary equipment during the glacier hike because safety is top priority. 

Glacier hike will start with a walk though ash-covered volcanic sandhills left by previous Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruptions. You’ll traverse the icy terrain of this mesmerizing glacier, marveling at its towering ice walls and intricate formations.

We’ll make sure to stop at several stunning spots to capture breathtaking photos. Guide will lead you to the best vantage points, where you can capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the glacier, including its towering ice walls, sparkling ice formations, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. From dramatic crevasses, each stop will provide ample opportunities to snap unforgettable photos and create lasting memories of your glacier adventure. 

After immersing ourselves in the stunning beauty of Sólheimajökull and capturing unforgettable moments, we’ll begin our hike back towards the parking lot. As we make our way back, we’ll continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the glacier and its surroundings, reflecting on the incredible experiences we’ve shared during our adventure. Your guide will ensure a safe and enjoyable hike back. With memories of your glacier hike to cherish and stunning photos to treasure, we’ll conclude your excursion with a sense of fulfillment and wonder. 

Glacier hike promises breathtaking views and unforgettable moments amidst Iceland’s stunning landscapes. Experience an unforgettable journey on Sólheimajökull with Frosty Tours.

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