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Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier

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Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Designed to delight travelers with an adventurous spirit, this 4-hour tour gives you the chance to climb and hike on the colossal Sólheimajökull Glacier. In a small group of no more than 10, you’ll conquer the glacier’s frozen curves and crevasses, and admire unique ice formations and jagged ridges. Refine your climbing skills on an ice wall and receive personalized attention from your guide in an intimate group.
  • 4-hour hiking and climbing tour of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Ideal for travelers with an adventurous spirit
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Small group guarantee
Guided glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier
Certified glacier guide
All necessary glacier gear
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Hiking shoes (can be rented for a small fee)

Departure Point

Sólheimajökulll, Iceland

Solheimajokull Glacier parking lot.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After making your own way to Solheimajokull Café, located in the town of Vik, you’ll greet your guide. Following a short drive to the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier’s base, you’ll get fitted out with crampons and ice picks while listening to a thorough safety briefing.

Then, set out on a climbing and hiking adventure over the glacier’s frozen crevices, caves, and sinkholes. Maneuver yourself on jagged ridges, marvel at unique ice formations, and learn about the geographical creation of the glacier from your guide.

Throughout your 4-hour adventure, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide in a small group of 10. The experience concludes at your original departure point, Solheimajokull Café.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is a small group adventure, limited to 8 participants per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • The tour is about 4 hours with approx. 3 hours on ice.
  • Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head-wear, gloves and good hiking shoes.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented from the local operator for a small fee, please contact the local operator prior to traveling if you wish to rent some gear.
  • This tour is available all year round
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier?
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 Small-Group Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Sólheimajokull Glacier.

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  • "The hike itself was moderately strenuous (as advertised) but was well worth every step." See review

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star-5
Awesome experience
George_J
, May 2021
The guides were excellent and made the whole experience so fun. Highly recommend and ask for Alberto and Claudia. You won’t be disappointed.
star-5
Excellent experience, even for novices!
FarAway02986917864
, May 2019
All guides were skilled, helpful, and friendly. The hike itself was moderately strenuous (as advertised) but was well worth every step. Our guide did a great job getting us to some very cool spots on the glacier (which can change almost daily) and allowed us to see unique formations in the ice. We always felt our safety was paramount and we had an incredible experience.
star-5
Excellent day spent hiking the...
Gian-Mikel F
, Mar 2017
Excellent day spent hiking the glacier, exploring an ice cave, and giving ice climbing a try for the first time!!! Our guide was informative, funny, personable, and smart. We moved at a good pace and looked out for everyone in the group. Nothing was ever too slow or too strenuous. Safety was definitely a priority, which makes sense because it is easy to forget you are out in the wild on a glacier when everything looks surreal. We both wore the hard boots offered to us, which were necessary in order to participate in the ice climbing. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a little adventure and some beautiful, unforgettable scenery!
star-5
Activité et paysages splendides
Claire_M
, Aug 2021
Le cadre est extraordinaire, les paysages sont magnifiques ! Nous étions un groupe de 8 personnes ce qui est bien. Le guide était très gentil et pédagogue. Nous avons passé un bon moment. L’activité cascade de glace est sensationnelle ! Bien prévoir de se couvrir avec des vêtements chauds car on passe les uns après les autres pour la cascade de glace et le vent souffle froid.

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