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Take a Walk on the Ice Side - Glacier Hiking

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. This is an easy 2-2.5 hour walk on crampons up on the ice field, where you will learn more about the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, deep crevasses and why the glaciers are melting and disappearing.

On the way back to Reykjavík, after the exhilarating glacier hike, you 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. It is recommended that 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.

Experience Includes

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

Experience Excludes

  • Meals, snacks or refreshments
  • Optional gratuities
  • Ice climbing is not included
  • Hotel transfers unless this ticket is selected

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

Picks up from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik

Start times

9.00am with hotel pick-ups from approximately 30 minutes prior to that time.

Duration

10 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses (if hotel pick-up ticket is selected) starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time. You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
  • Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the pick-up point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.
  • 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.