- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration4 hrs
Grab your hiking boots and get ready for a stunning ice display in this breathtaking glacier hike across the Sólheimajökull.
The excursion kicks off at the Sólheimajökull parking lot right off the Ring Road. Here, you will meet your expert guide who will provide an introduction to the necessary glacier equipment and a few safety rules needed to explore the beautiful Sólheimajökull glacier. At the foothills of the glacier, your guide will help you lace up your crampons before you head towards the ancient frozen water. From here, you will take off on a short but scenic walk across the pitch black volcanic ash and sands that lay in between the Sólheimajökull glacier and its parking lot.
Sólheimajökull glacier is an outlet from the mighty Mýrdalsjökull, home of the famous volcano Katla. Surrounded by some of Iceland’s most grand volcanoes, a glacier lagoon is formed during the summertime, adding to the charm of this already enchanting sight. On your hike, you can expect to see mesmerizing labyrinths of ice ridges, big sinkholes (or moulins), and deep V-shaped crevasses. Throughout the journey, your guide will point out how the glacier is retreating and give you an interesting history and geology lesson for a real understanding of this glacier's magic.
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Clothing and boots can be rented at extra cost from your instructor
- Guided glacier hike
- Certified glacier guide
- Specialized glacier gear
- Warm outdoor clothing
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Headwear and gloves
- Good hiking boots are recommended