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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 11-hour tour of southern Iceland including a glacier walk and ice climbing intro
  • Walk through the landscape of Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Give ice climbing a shot with an intro lesson
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
US$232.71
Overview
Get an easy intro to glacier walking and ice climbing during this 11-hour tour from Reykjavik. With a small group of 15 people or fewer and a capable outdoors guide, visit two famous area waterfalls and try your hand at some arctic sports. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
What to Expect
Begin your adventure on Iceland's south shore with convenient pickup at your Reykjavik hotel between 8:30am and 9am. Climb into a rugged tour vehicle with your outdoors guide and small group of 15 travelers or fewer. 

Set out for Sólheimajökull glacier, enjoying the scenery and listening to narration from your guide on the way. Once you arrive, embark on a glacier walk, stopping at both the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Other sights on the glacier walk include deep crevasses, ridges, and water cauldrons. 

Once the group finds a suitable spot for some introductory ice climbing, you'll get a primer from your guide and rig up the climbing gear. Gather up your courage and give it a shot; make sure your friends and family snap some photos of you hanging off the side of a glacier by your crampons. 

At the end of your 11-hour day of adventure, return to your Reykjavik hotel for drop-off.
Write a ReviewReviews (18)

1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exhilarating Glacier Walk and Ice Climb- Bucket list worthy

I specifically returned to Iceland (this was my second trip) to walk on a glacier and climb an ice wall. My niece and nephew had done a climb 2 years ago and for months I marveled at photographs and their sense of adventure, not thinking...More

Thank GinaMS2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018
Favorite Experience of our Trip to Iceland!

This was a fantastic experience. Our guide Michal could not have been better — from the beginning he was friendly, knowledgeable, and ensured that we had a quality experience. Our trip began as we hiked across the glacier, all the while Michal providing the history...More

Thank Joshua W
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Joshua and thank you for taking the time to review us. Ice climbing is truly an amazing sport and we are glad that you got to experience it with our great guide Michal. Thank you for mentioning safety, we are trying to set an...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Best Experience Ever!

This was the best thing we have ever done! My family and I are not climbers and have zero experience. On this tour you will experience and see very unique scenery. Our pickup was flawless at the BSI terminal. Our group split up between the...More

Thank liketotvl
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for the review, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your ice climbing adventure with us and we'll make sure that your guides Roger and Ólöf get your message, they'll appreciate your kind words. Sólheimajökull...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Kyle Rocks!!

We arrived to the information center at the National Park and were promptly greeted by Kyle, our guide, with a huge smile on his face. He started off by getting to know us a bit (which he says is one of his favorite things about...More

3  Thank Fela B
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hello Fela, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the glacier walk with Kyle, thank you for mentioning him as your guide, we are happy to hear that he made the experience great for you...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
A trip to Iceland is surely not complete without this experience!

We booked the Skaftafell Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing excursion and had the pleasure of being guided by Augusta and Tilt. (Sorry if I have spelt your names wrong!!!). These guys were amazing, providing us with geology and geography facts as well as maintaining a...More

2  Thank 677ic
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and felt safe on the glacier, safety is our top priority and all our guides go through good safety training. Ágústa and Till will be happy to hear you had...More

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