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4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull

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Iceland, Iceland

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Iceland is home to some of the world’s most easily accessible glaciers but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to try glacier trekking. This guided glacier hike explores the wild landscapes of the Sólheimajökull glacier, passing spectacular ice tunnels, crevasses, and natural ice sculptures. No experience is necessary.
  • Enjoy a guided hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier in South Iceland
  • Marvel at dramatic crevasses, walls of ice, and natural ice sculptures
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
  • No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment included
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Departure Point

Sólheimajökulsvegur, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your adventure begins at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking area, where you’ll meet your guide. After a safety briefing, get suited up with crampons, ice axes, and glacial hiking gear, and take the time to practice walking along the ice, before setting out on a thrilling trek across the glacier.

Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses and ice tunnels, duck beneath high walls of ice, and admire water cauldrons and natural ice sculptures. Along the way, listen as your guide explains more about the region’s unique geology, and discover how the glaciers form and change over time.

After a few hours on the ice, your tour ends back at the parking area.

Please note: Travelers must provide their own transportation to and from the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking area.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Solheimajokull Glacier
Glacier hike
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hat, gloves and hiking boots
  • Check-in with the guide at least 20 minutes before departure
  • Hiking Boots and rain gear can be rented on location
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 4-hour Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull.

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  • "I'm 58 years old and in good shape, but I have arthritis in both knees and am afraid of heights." See review

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Great guide!
Zabrina Conry S
, Aug 2018
So interesting to hear the history of the area and learn about the glaciers. The age range of my family was 9-70 and the guide made it great for all of us! Iceland is so gorgeous! Everyone needs to visit!
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Really great experience. Great guide...
Jennifer J
, Nov 2017
Really great experience. Great guide. Everything we expected.
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I'm 58 years old and in good shape...
April H
, Sep 2017
I'm 58 years old and in good shape, but I have arthritis in both knees and am afraid of heights. If I had known how many times I was going to have have to take big steps up or down onto icy surfaces, I might not have done this trip. And there were times we weren't far from a drop off. To be honest, I was anxious for most of it. All that being said, I'm glad I went. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I would not do it, though if you have doubts about your fitness level.

Product code: 23924P23

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