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Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier

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    After making your own way to Solheimajokull Café, located in the town of Vik, you’ll greet your guide at 11:15am. Following a short drive to the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier’s base, you’ll get fitted out with crampons and ice picks while listening to a thorough safety briefing.

    Then, set out on a climbing and hiking adventure over the glacier’s frozen crevices, caves, and sinkholes. Maneuver yourself on jagged ridges, marvel at unique ice formations, and learn about the geographical creation of the glacier from your guide.

    Throughout your 4-hour adventure, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide in a small group of 10. The experience concludes at your original departure point, Solheimajokull Café.
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    Departure Point
    Sólheimajökulll, Iceland
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Small group guarantee
    • Guided glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
    • Certified glacier guide
    • All necessary glacier gear
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Hiking shoes (can be rented for a small fee)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is a small group adventure, limited to 8 participants per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience.
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • The tour is about 4 hours with approx. 3 hours on ice.
    • Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and good hiking shoes.
    • Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented from the local operator for a small fee, please contact the local operator prior to traveling if you wish to rent some gear.
    • This tour is available all year round
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    Our tour guide Louis did a great job informing us about the glacier, its history, and various glacier formations and structures. He kept us enthralled in the beauty of the ice, and ensured that we were well looked after. The Blue Ice - Glacier Hiking...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jared M
    Reviewed 1 August 2019

    Great tour guide, amazing place! Our tour guide Maria make sure everyone had a great time, we enjoy it a lot!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank anitadasi2019
    Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

    First time ice climbing and I would highly recommend! The views were incredible, our guide Alberto was amazing, and the climbing itself was an unforgettable experience. I learned so much about Iceland and the area we climbed in that it made it that much more...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank bgaber
    Reviewed 21 December 2018

    Had such an amazing time on this experience with Lelde. Highly recommend her as a guide, as she keeps the group safe and having a brilliant time with some (pretty amusing and awful) jokes and fantastic knowledge about the glacier.More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Matthewd597
    Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

    Dear Matthewd597, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed your glacier adventure and that Lelde could add up to your wonderful experience :) We would be very pleased to have you back...More

    Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

    A must do! Amazing experience walking up the glacier and do some basic ice climbing. Ask for Alberto, very good guide!More

    1  Thank DavidViaene
    Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

    Dear DavidViaene, Thank you for your review. Exploring glaciers is a magnificent experience indeed. Next time you can try a more challenging glacier walking experience. We are very happy to see that you were satisfied with our guide Alberto. We will make sure to let...More

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    elyssak32
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    Response from tonysT9531XC | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. You could either hire a car for the day or I think they could arrange transportation. The bus network in Iceland isn't very good so those are your only options, I think, other than perhaps hitchhiking. Cheers, Tony
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