Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike


About the tour

We start at Sólheimajökull parking lot, more details on a map below. We will give you some glacier gear and start the 15 min hike to the glacier, this part is easy to hike on a gravel road that ends up with beautiful view off the whole glacier.

At the front off the glacier we put on the glacier gear and show you how to use it.

When we are on the glacier we let you climb on a easy ice wall to teach you basic skills to ice climb. After that we try to climb in 3 different locations on the glacier to let you explore different type of climbing, from easy to hard.

Our guides will also show you the wonders of the glacier, such as crevasses and moulins.

This is perfect tour to see the glacier and try out some ice climbing with a local guide.

Duration / Hike & Climb: 4 -5 hour

Level of difficulty: 2/5

Age Min: 13 years

Pax: min 2pax – max 6pax

Time of year: all year round

Pick up: Reykjavík, 8:00

Meet on location: Sólheimajökull parking lot, more details here below.

Meeting time: 10:30


We provide:

  • Glacier gear
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Ropes
  • Carabiners
  • Harness
  • Local Glacier guide

You bring:

  • Warm cloths:
    • Rain gear pants and jacket
    • Down or primaloft jacket (can be nice on lunch brake)
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Hat and gloves
  • 20-30L  backpack
  • Food and water for the day
  • Sunglasses

You can rent some of this gear from us if you don‘t have it.

About the weather in Iceland

Weather in Iceland can change fast so if the weather is not good for this hike day we may have to cancel this trip or we can move the hike to the next day if that is better.


Contact us if you have any questions: