Quick info

Tour name: Take a Walk on the Ice Side - South Coast & Glacier Walk

Minimum age: 10 Years

Duration: 10-11 hours 

Pick up: Between 8:30 and 9:00, from accommodations in Reykjavik area

Departures: Daily All year round

Region: South

The tour will take you to Sólheimajökull glacier by the south coast. We start early morning by picking you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík. The tour takes us along the south coast, past Eyjafjallajökull glacier - and on to our base.

The most popular tour in the book! On this Iceland day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. Only two hours from Reykjavík you find the Eyjafjallajökull massif, and just a little further east the Sólheimajökull glacier, a tongue extends down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest.

On this tour you will go on a safe and easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where you will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses, and learn about the glacier and the effect of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 on the glacier and its surroundings. Our experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment necessary for this tour.

On the way back there’s a stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. An Iceland glacier walk is a great way to experience nature and a tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day!

 

Difficulty: No special skills are required. The tour can be enjoyed by people in generally good health.
Minimum age requirement: 10 years

PLEASE NOTE: ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL SEE THE SOUTH COAST, DO ONE GLACIER ACTIVITY AND VIEW TWO WATERFALLS.

Included

  • Bus fare
  • Pick up in Reykjavík
  • English speaking guide
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Other safety equipment

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • Hiking shoes 
  • Water bottle and refreshments
  • Camera

Good to know

  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour
  • Reservation is necessary

Meeting point

  • Free hotel pick up
  • The pickup starts at 08:30. It might take up to 30 minutes, but be ready from 08:30 to 09:00

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • 2 Hour Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull with all safety equipment needed included.