Glacier hike through a wonderland of ice sculptures

A glacier hike is a great way to experience Icelandic nature. On this tour, you will walk on Sólheimajökull glacier tongue, which extends from Mýrdalsjökull. We will take an easy 2-2.5 hour walk on crampons up on the ice field, where we will learn more about the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, deep crevasses and why the glaciers are melting and disappearing.

We will provide and teach you how to use basic glacier equipment for this tour. Please note that ice climbing is not included.

On the way back to Reykjavík, after the exhilarating glacier hike, we will stop at the two beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.

Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes this waterfall so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. We recommend you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Please note: From the 15th of March 2019 this tour will include a transport with the Plain Wreck Shuttle to visit the DC-3 wreck on the black beach, after the glacier walk, at no extra charge.

This will add an hour to the duration of the tour. Expect an approximately 11 hour day after the change or until 20:00.

Tour duration: 09:00 -20:00

On this tour you will see:

• Sólheimajökull

• Skógafoss

• Seljalandsfoss

• Douglas DC-3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur

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Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

Available days:

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Tour details

Duration: 10 hours


Tour ID: SRE81

What's included

  • Bus fare with audio guidance
  • 2 - 2.5 hours guided glacier hike
  • Ice hiking gear & safety equipment



Additional information:

Remember to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots.
There is no place where we can stop for lunch on this tour. Therefore you need to bring along a picnic lunch. We recommend to sit down for lunch before the hike and maybe have a light snack afterwards.
Children 9 years and younger are not permitted on this tour.
Ice climbing is not included in this tour.
Operation of this tour depends on weather conditions on the glacier.
Pick up is available at extra cost, from 1.450 ISK.
Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

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