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Day Trip from Reykjavik: Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Adventure on Solheimajokull Glacier.

From US$243.40
Highlights
  • 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
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Day Trip from Reykjavik: Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Adventure on Solheimajokull Glacier.
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Day Trip from Reykjavik: Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Adventure on Solheimajokull Glacier.
From US$243.38
Overview
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 1 week ago
Best part of our trip!!

We loved this part of our trip to Iceland!! Luke was our guide and he was very informative and a pleasure to meet. The weather was not great it rained and hailed and was very windy. We rented rain jackets and boots from Arctic Adventures...More

Thank Cathy W
Verónica G, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it! It so good to hear that you enjoyed the Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing tour in Solheimajokull Glacier. The weather in Iceland can be quite temperamental sometimes, that's why...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the highlights of our trip

Alberto was an incredibly kind and enthusiastic tour guide. He made sure to answer all of our questions and went out of his way to take pictures of his guests so that we coould always remember our experience (he's a great photographer btw!). Hiking a...More

Thank Kelsi M
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kelsi M, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review, it means a lot to us! It is great to hear that Alberto took good care of you and that you enjoyed his services. I will make sure to let...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing company and beautiful activties

Arctic adventures was a great company to work with for this glacier adventure. Our driver was very knowledgable and interesting. There was a problem with high wind and they had to cancel our glacier tour, but he helped us book an ice caving tour instead,...More

Thank Amanda R
Larissa W, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Amanda R, Thank you very much for writing this review, it means a lot to us! The Icelandic weather can be a real handful sometimes, and we try our very best to work around it so that no one has to miss out on...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Best tour EVER!

This was one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. The glacier is absolutely beautiful! Our amazing guide, Simon, made this tour even better! He had so much information to share with regards to the glacier, kept us safe the entire time, and made...More

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Larissa W, Sales at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear NurseK311, thank you very much for taking the time to leave this detailed review, we really appreciate your feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us so much. It's good to know that Simon did such a great job...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Fun Experience!

My husband and I went to Iceland on our honeymoon and tried many excursions. This was one of our favorites! Ginny was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the whole trip! Felt very safe with her climbing the ice and...More

Thank Kristie C
Freyja G, Customer service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Kristie C, First of all I want to congratulate you on your wedding and wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful journey together. Secondly, thank you for sharing your experience with us, your feedback means a lot to us. We...More

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