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This glacier trekking tour in South Iceland meets at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking area.

Right from the start, your guide gives you safety instructions, so you feel confident when you hit the ice.

Afterward, gear up with crampons, ice axes, and other glacial hiking gear. Follow your guide through the wild landscape, as you take in stunning views around Sólheimajökull. Climb through deep crevasses and ice tunnels, and catch sight of natural ice sculptures. Your guide tells you about the geology of the area and how and why the glacier changes over time.

Your Sólheimajökull tour ends back at the original meeting spot.
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Solheimajokull Glacier
Hiking around Sólheimajökull glacier can be a dangerous undertaking. Tackle the trek on one of Iceland’s most popular glaciers with help from this guided tour that includes all the gear you need, as well as safety instruction beforehand. Plus, multiple tour times make it easy to add this trip to your itinerary.
  • Hike Iceland’s wild landscape in this Sólheimajökull glacier trekking tour
  • Feel safe on the ice with full instruction from a guide beforehand
  • All equipment needed is included—crampons, ice axes, and glacier gear
  • Multiple tour times offered, so you can easily fit it into your busy schedule
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A great time on glacier hike

We did this hike with Hendrix who was a great guide. It was very fun and he made sure we were comfortable and safe. An exhilarating experience.More

Thank Cheryl M
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cheryl thanks for taking the time to review Icelandic Mountain Guides. We are very pleased to hear how mich you enjoyed your tour with Hendrik, and how safe you felt on the tour, we always make sure safety is paramount on the glacier, giving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Hike!

My friend and I were so excited for our hike and it did not disappoint! We learned so much about glaciers and Iceland in general. Our guide was filled with tons of fun facts and stories. I felt safe and secure on the ice the...More

Thank Brita E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing, awe-inspiring glacier walk with Michal

My wife and I set out on the 4-hour glacier walk. The guides at the base took the time to outfit us carefully with properly fitting waterproof boots and crampons. I think this made a huge difference once we got up on the ice. After...More

Thank asmckeown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great day on the glacier

Great tour of the glacier. They provided the equipment and our guide took good care of us. I recommend this trip.

Thank sailor3575
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highlight of our Iceland week!

Our family (2+3 young adults) had an amazing experience with Icelandic Mountain Guides at Vatnajokull. It was a private 4 hour hike on the glacier. Our guide Michael was simply outstanding, always making sure everybody was comfortable. He was great for sharing his passion and...More

Thank Eric V
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, beginners can do it. No issue. You're provided with all the equipment and well explained safety and "how best" to walk on the glacier. A neat and safe adventure for all.
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