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Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike

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Iceland, Iceland
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike

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

Overview

Spend a half day hiking around southern Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier with a small group on this tour. Follow your hiking guide over the rugged terrain and learn about the glacial formation as you walk. All necessary equipment included.
  • Half-day hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Small group ensures personalized attention
  • Learn about southern Iceland's flora and fauna
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Certified Glacier Guide
All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
Small Group (12 Participants Max)
Hiking boots (available for rent)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Sólheimajökull, Iceland

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time at our trailer marked Troll Expeditions. You can look up on Google Maps "Tröll Expeditions Sólheimajökull" to find the exact location.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Dressed appropriately for the cold, and wearing hiking boots, meet your guide and small group in Sólheimajökull parking lot at your scheduled time. 

After a brisk walk, arrive on the glacier and take in the sight of the millennia-old blue ice while your guide sets you up with all necessary equipment. Led by your experienced guide, embark upon the walk of a lifetime across the compacted ice. Your guide adjusts the pace and level of difficulty according to the needs and abilities of the group. Relax, knowing you are in careful hands, as your guide explains all about the formation of the glacier and how it is changing.

Take the time to soak up the eerie quietness and sense of isolation as you stand atop the glacier tongue. On a clear day, admire the view of the ice cap-covered volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which famously brought European air traffic to a halt when it erupted in 2010.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Good hiking shoes are necessary
  • Please be at the starting location 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Troll Expeditions

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?
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 Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?
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 Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike.

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  • "No climbing is necessary using harnesses or pick axes, just basic crampons, hiking boots, and a pick axe to help as a walking stick." See review

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star-5
Wonderful
YANNET_F
, Sep 2021
Ale our guide was excellent. He kept. us save all the time and explain everything. Nice experience, ask for Ale, the Spanish guide he speaks English very well.
star-5
Cool and beautiful experience.
Threehappyboys
, Aug 2021
We had a great hike with Alex who hailed from Spain and working for Troll.IS. Drinking fresh glacial water via Viking Press position was fun and we also learned various terms causing different water formations. Both Viator and Troll were very accommodating to our change from 5 to 4 participants due to injury before the glacier hike.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience - professional and friendly tour guides
Daniel
, Aug 2021
This was a great glacier hike! It was challenging but nothing too crazy. The tour guides were fun and provided a great experience - they were fun and knowledgeable. Five stars - would recommend!
star-5
Nice glaciar hike for first timers
Alexandra_M
, Jul 2021
We did the glaciar hike with Eliska and Wey (I apologize if the names are misspelled). They were knowledgeable, patient and funny. We enjoyed the hike and felt very comfortable even though it was our first time walking in a glaciar. If your are an expert glaciar hiker this tour is not for you. If this is your first time and need an easy but cool experience then this tour is for you.
star-5
Just amazing!
Suzanne_S
, Jul 2021
Can’t say enough great things about this hike and our guide Maggie in particular! An wonderful three hour excursion for me and my 18 year old daughter. Maggie was so much fun, hysterical and so knowledgeable. The hike itself was incredible and unlike anything I’ve ever done before. Highly recommend!
star-5
Glacier Memories
Ron_V
, Jul 2021
Maggie is an awesome guide! A truly memorable experience. The glacier was magnificent. A very doable climb.
star-3
Too many ppl
Jessica_G
, Feb 2020
So the tour guide was great, I believe her name was Sarah. We booked the night before and it was a 9:30 am start time-had no problems. The instructions were to get there 20 minutes early which we did, unfortunately we had to wait for the rest of the group arriving by tour bus. This says small groups but there were probably 16 ppl on the bus. They didnt arrive till past start time and then had to make a pit stop in the middle of the tour guide's instructions on how to put on the gear, i.e. crampons. Pretty sure we started hiking to the glacier an hour late and then one older lady who had a hard time keeping up and another person had back injuries that made climbing dificult and slow. Overall glad I got to see the glacier but didnt get to see as much as I would hav liked bc of the amount of ppl and the various degrees of ability of the group. Not sure what they consider a small group to be but this was misleading.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Glacier hiking
ushagopinathan
, Dec 2019
Glacier hike with Nanna. Adventurous trip. Memorable experience never imagined could walk on ice after all the slips and falls on icy roads in Iceland.
star-5
Amazing!
Chad M
, Jul 2019
This was a highlight of our trip to Iceland. Amazing experience and views from the top. I would recommend for everyone to take the hike up the glacier.
star-5
Far Surpassed Expectations
, Sep 2018
Had this tour been in America, you would have put all the gear on, walked to the bottom portion of the glacier, and taken a few good photos to send home. This was an authentic glacier hike where you got to hike to the top and really get the full experience. No climbing is necessary using harnesses or pick axes, just basic crampons, hiking boots, and a pick axe to help as a walking stick. I’d imagine this is much easier in the warmer months when the ice is soft. Had it been winter and the ice was more frozen, it’d be a lot more slippery. I’d say it is fine for all ages as long as you are in good shape. Our guide was great, spoke perfect English, and was able to provide some insight on Icelandic culture.

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