Glacier walk in Sólheimajökull

Glaciers are cool (see what we did there?) and walking on one is a beautiful and awe inspiring experience.

One of the great things about traveling around Iceland is the easy access to all our magnificent glaciers. Because you should never walk on a glacier on your own, it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing, the best  way to do it is a glacier walking tour and what better tour to do than the most popular one in Iceland. In case you’re confused we’re talking about this tour,  the Glacier Walk in Sólheimajökull.

Please note that this tour does not include a transfer from Reykjavík so it is ideal for those traveling around the South Coast with their own rental car.

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This is a fun and safe way to get to know an Icelandic glacier first hand but the walk is marked easy and moderate. We here at I Heart Reykjavík are not in the best physical shape but we didn’t just survive this tour, we loved it! The 70 year old lady in our group loved it too.

The guides will teach you all you need to know about using crampons and ice axes which is essential gear when walking on glaciers. They will also tell you more about the glaciers and their impact on Icelandic nature.You can expect to see some ice sculptures (natural of course), water cauldrons and deep crevasses along along with the glacier’s beautiful surroundings.

The guides on this tour are all trained and certified glacier guides that take your safety seriously.

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What to wear

This is an outdoor activity so we recommend you dress warmly. Hiking shoes are recommended but if you can’t pack yours for some reason you can rent them from the guides. Rain coats can be borrowed if needed but since you’re pretty smart and you’ve done your research you are probably wearing your own waterproof gear already. No jeans and flip flops please!

Terms and Conditions

Please note that this tour is operated by our partner and I Heart Reykjavík cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong with the tour or communication between you (the customer) and our partner.

Our partner’s term and conditions apply but they are introduced in the booking process and you’ll have to accept them to book.