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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik

  • Try something more adventurous than sightseeing: ice hiking and climbing on a glacier
  • A guide provides all the equipment and instruction
  • Prior ice climbing experience is not necessary
Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik
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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik
Many day trips from Reykjavik head exclusively to the Golden Circle or spend only an hour or so at a glacier cave. This tour stands out by offering something more adventurous: spending a full day hiking and ice climbing at Solheimajökull. Explore the glacier’s crevasses, ridges, and sinkholes with a guide, and climb a sheer ice wall. Don’t stress about transportation, and stop at Skogafoss waterfall on the return journey to Reykjavik.
What to Expect
This tour is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Iceland by spending a full day trying your hand at ice hiking and climbing. The tour begins from authorized pickup points in Reykjavik, where you board your minibus and make the roughly 2-hour drive to the glacier.

Upon arrival, meet your glacier guide and receive your equipment and a safety briefing. Then, set out on the surface of the glacier’s ice “tongue,” the part that juts from the main body as it crawls towards the ocean. Continue by exploring crevasses, cracks, ridges, and sinkholes with your guide.

Next, climb a sheer ice wall using the gear included with the tour: crampons, ice axes, and safety ropes. Take advantage of the time spent at the top by taking in sublime views.

Get back on the minibus and head back to Reykjavik. Stop at Skogafoss waterfall along the way, and end your tour with a drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highlight of Iceland trip and a wonderful challenge!

We had a wonderful guide (Kyle) and a great group of 6 participants who got to know each other quickly and got along well. Because we all opted to rent the proper climbing boots, we all did reasonably well on the hike and on the...More

Thank Clare L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was well paced and allowed us ample time to hike around Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls prior to our arrival to the glacier base. Our driver was informative during the drive. At the glacier, our guide Adam was knowledgeable, engaging, charismatic, and took extreme...More

Thank Diana .
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Fabulous experience!

We had visited this location during a Golden Circle tour and left wanting to spend more time in the glacier, our wish was granted with this tour! This was a fabulous experience. Our guide was Ben (from New Zeland), he was knowledgeable, patient and nice....More

Thank AleSaa888
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended! The hike to the plateau was an absolute delight. Alberto was our tour guide and he was fabulous- very personable and funny. He was highly encouraging of photo-taking and offered to be everyone’s personal photographer from the outset. As a solo traveller this...More

Thank Mich_86_9
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hey Mich_86_9, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, we are happy to have received it! We love hearing that Alberto took good and personal take care of all of you and gave you the chance to take some pictures...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Best feeling ever on glacier

This is one of the best glacier ever and it’s going to disappear soon forever because of the lava and global warming. It was amazing company with special instructors and good prices. Don’t miss it. RecommendMore

Thank Firas F
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Dear Firas F, Thank you very much for this review, we really appreciate it! It's true that the glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate, so we feel very lucky to have a dedicated team working hard every day to share their love for this...More

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30 May 2018|
Response from NurseK311 | Reviewed this property |
For the hike, you do not have to be a in great shape. It's not very strenuous. As for the ice climb, its difficult, but the guides don't push you to do it. You can always try it and if you aren't comfortable or if you only... More