We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

  • 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
South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
From US$222.32
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
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.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A sample of the real thing

Be prepared to move outside of your comfort zone with this activity. Not only hiking on top but also getting into the caves of the glacier and climbing with ropes and hooks. Martha was and OUTSTANDING guide, very knowledgeable, always looking after the safety of...More

Thank ddbon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Skaftafell Galcier walk and Ice Climb near Hof

Awesome experience! So much fun! Our guide Ang was unbelievable! So much experience and patience. We felt very safe with him leading us! This is definitely worth doing and it will leave you wanting to go back and do it again!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Great Experience

An incredible experience with a great company. Both the driver who picked us up from our hotel (Oluv or Jon - sorry, I can't remember!) and our guide (Haraldur) on the glacier were lovely guys and very knowledgeable about Iceland. Made for an interesting drive,...More

Thank Kyle A
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Fantastic experience! most memorable day in Iceland

We drove from Vik (30 minutes) and joined another couple and guide (Mr.T) to walk the glacier and do the ice climbing. The initial quick orientation gave us confidence that Mr.T will lead us through safe, but very fun journey on ice and he did!...More

Thank Giedre R
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing Hike and Climb - Family Adventure

What an experience! Drove the South Shore to a spectacular Glacier (4th largest in Iceland). Our guide, Oluv was incredible. She guided us through a drive to the glacier, with stories of Icelandic history and legends. At the glacier, we had a 4+ hour hike....More

Thank Paul E
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jamie p
23 September 2018|
Response from liketotvl | Reviewed this property |
I thought the hike was a little over 2 hours on the glacier itself.