Hiking the Solheimajökull Glacier - Beginner Level - Optional Transport from Reykjavik

Hiking the Solheimajökull Glacier - Beginner Level - Optional Transport from Reykjavik

Cancellation Cancellations free of charge until the day before the activity

You would like

Enjoy hiking on the Solheimajökull glacier

The rock formations created by volcanic eruptions

The easy enough difficulty of the hike for all levels

Possibility of being picked up near your hotel in Reykjavik

Essential information *


* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Head out to discover the Solheimajökull glacier during this beginner level hike!

Depart Reykjavik or head on your own to meet your guide at the Solheimajökull parking lot for a quick briefing before staring the hike.

You will walk along the black sand and volcanic cinders left behind from Eyjafjallajökull's volcanic eruption before reaching the glacier. Your guide will tell you about the geological formations and the origins of the glacier.

With your crampons, you will begin climbing the glacier, and be able to see the effects of nature on it. Observe crevices, small waterfalls, and streams that run off the ice.

At your own pace, discover scenery unlike anywhere else, here between glaciers and volcanoes.  


During reservation, you will choose between providing transport for yourself to the site or a pickup at your hotel or main meeting point in Reykjavik. 

If you have opted for a hotel pickup, the exact time and location will be confirmed after reservation

Good to know

Availability: Every day, excluding exceptions

Departure time: 

  • without transport: 11am and 2:30pm
  • with transport: between 8am and 8:30am, the exact time  and place will be confirmed after reservation

Departure: You may choose to meet directly at the glacier or be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavik (exact time and location to be confirmed after reservation)

Duration: 3 hours on site, 9 hours including transport to and from Reykjavik

Children under the age of 8 may not participate in this activity

The price depends on the season and if you have opted for a hotel pickup

Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and shoes that are compatible with crampons. Walking on the glacier can be dangerous, but your guide will make sure that you do so safely.

Price includes

  • Hiking on the Solheimajökull glacier
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Optional transport to/from Reykjavik
  • Rental of material for climbing the glacier (crampons, ice pick, etc)

Price doesn’t include

  • Warm waterproof clothing and shoes for hiking
  • Tips
  • All other extras



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