A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature, and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. There, we will go on a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up onto the ice field. As we explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
You can also drive to Solheimajokull to meet us, which is suitable for self drive tourists. Without reykjavik pick up service, the price is 9990kr per person. Departure time: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00
Meeting location: GPS ： N63 31.809 W1922.213
Road map for Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing. About 6 km east of Skógar and 26 km west of Vík you take road #221 and drive about 4 km to ARCANUM booking-center truck.
- Duration: 9-10 hours
- Information: Departures: Every day at 8:30. Closed 1/1, 24/12 and 25/12. Duration: 9 - 10 hours total, 3 - 3h30 on the ice. Pick up: Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík from 8:30. Note the pickup is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. Minimum Age: 10 years. You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch. Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.000 ISK)
- glacier gear and safety equipment.