Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing

Climb & Hike this beautiful Glacier in Iceland. All Glacier Equipment included.

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LocationSólheimajökull
Duration4 Hours
TransportationNot Included
DifficultyMedium
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included

Availability

All year

Activity

Tie your hiking boots and put on your adventure hat because Sólheimajökull glacier will blow your mind. You'll feel like you have landed on the moon ice climbing on the most scenic glacier in Iceland

Difficulty

Moderate

Safety

This is a fun & safe tour suitable for almost everyone

Information

We'll provide you with ice axes and basic ice climbing techniques for you to climb up, as you rise from the ice wall of a glacier crevasse.

Duration

3 hours

Location

Sólheimajökull

Overview

Tie your hiking boots and put on your adventure hat because Sólheimajökull glacier will blow your mind. You'll feel like you have landed on the moon walking on ice and volcanic ash. We'll provide you with ice axes and basic ice climbing techniques for you to climb up as you rise from the ice wall of a glacier crevasse.

Spend your afternoon hiking & ice climbing on one of Iceland’s most iconic glaciers!

This unforgettable adventure will test your strength skills, as you’ll be climbing an ice wall on the 4th largest glacier in Iceland. This activity is for enthusiasts, who would like to explore the Icelandic glaciers to the fullest.

 Overview

Sólheimajökull is one of the most visited glaciers in Iceland by ice climbing enthusiasts & professionals, as it offers spectacular ice walls, in a super location – just a few hours away from Reykjavík.

This fun activity will definitely leave you with tons of adrenaline & unforgettable experiences.

About the Tour

Tour Description

We will meet near our meeting point in Sólheimajökull parking lot, where we will hand you all essential glacier gear – a harness, a helmet, an ice axe, & crampons (which are special equipment that go on your boots to prevent you from slipping on ice). During this tour we will also give you some extremely stiff climbing boots, which are necessary for ice climbing. 

 

Once everyone is geared up and ready to go, we will start our unforgettable adventure towards the mighty glacier. We will instantly be greeted by a large glacier lagoon, which has formed due to melting ice; together with some large icebergs, which can frequently be seen in the lagoon.

At the edge of the glacier, we will secure our gear, have a quick safety talk, and make our first steps on the ice. The first part of the hike on the glacier will be the most difficult yet exciting one, as we make our way through the large crevasses. After crevasses, we will be welcomed by absolutely phenomenal views from the top of the glacier.

 

Once we get used to using crampons, we will continue our hike to an ice wall, where we will set up the climbing ropes. We will attach the ropes to your harness, which will guarantee your safety at all times. With two climbing ice axes in your hands, you will be able to beat gravity & climb the greatest ice wall of all.

 

After climbing, we will go for a short hike around the glacier to explore:

  • Moulins – the glacial tunnels
  • Crevasses – chunks of splitting ice
  • Volcanic ash from a volcano under the glacier
    and the beautiful sceneries from the top of the glacier, into the wild Iceland.

 

This fun & thrilling activity is suitable for everybody, however it is recommended to be in good shape. There is no need to have any previous experience in ice climbing –  we will take care of you, and give each individual on this tour a chance to shine.

Included (in the price)

Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier

FREE
Crampons

For making it possible to walk on a glacier

FREE
Technical Ice Axe

Designed to make you able to climb steep ice walls

FREE
Helmet

To ensure safety in case of a fall or any other incident

FREE
Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

FREE

Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Waterproof Jacket

For keeping your upper body warm and dry

Waterproof Pants

For keeping your lower body warm and dry

A volcano under the glacier

An active Katla volcano can be found under the glacier, which has been sleeping since 1918. It is expected that the volcano will erupt within the next few decades, however it is completely safe to be in the area, as volcanoes in Iceland are closely monitored at all times.

Highlights...

✓ Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier

✓ Climbing an ice wall

✓ Views of Ice Formations

✓ Small Group Experience

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24 Hour Cancellation Policy

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What to Wear

Difficulty

Minimun age

Different Ice formations

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