On this epic half day tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore Sólheimajökull glacier on a guided ice climb and hike! Get ready to feel like you've landed on the moon as you trek over ice and volcanic ash. Tie your hiking boot shoelaces and put on your adventure hat because Sólheimajökull glacier will blow your mind!
The tour begins when you meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and get all necessary equipment for the hike: crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets and climbing boots. Then you will hike for about 15 minutes to the ice itself to get the blood flowing and warm up for the climb. Arriving at the glacier your guide will explain to you how to put on the crampons, a traction device out of steel which is attached to your climbing boots, and he will talk about safety and a few important rules for the tour.
You will stay 150 to 180 minutes on the ice itself and see lots of beautiful features. Since the glacier is impermanent and ever-changing your guide often has to scout out a new crevasse or moulin for climbing each time. With this strategy, we will be flexible and avoid the crowds on the glacier as well.
Your guide will install a massive ice screw and attach a rope to it before you climb up the ice walls or even rappelling into a crevasse and climb out again. Your guide will introduce you in detail to the history of the glacier and tell you how the ice is formed on top of the mountains and make sure you never forget the adventure of your lifetime.
The meeting point is at our trailer marked Tröll Expeditions in the parking lot of Sólheimajökull where our glacier guides will meet you. Look up “Troll Expeditions Sólheimajökull”.
Note that the Driving time to Sólheimajökull from Reykjavík is around 2,5 hours in good road conditions. Find a map with directions below or scan the QR Code above