Ice climbing trip in the Sólheimajökull Glacier
Ice climbing trip in the Sólheimajökull Glacier
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Icelandic, English
  • Duration
    4 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The eternal ice of the glaciers of Iceland is the perfect spot for you to experience the amazing thrill of ice climbing!

Ice climbing is a variant of climbing in which you'll be secured with the help of a harness, a cord, and helmet as safety equipment. Also, you'll be required to use an ice ax or piolet, and weatherproof boots with crampons to make your way up. If you've experienced rock climbing, you'll love ice climbing!

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland. This natural beauty was the subject matter of the 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, which focused on climate change.

The adventure will start from the Sólheimajökull parking lot, where your guide will provide you with all the equipment you need. Then, a 30-minute walk will take you to the ice where your guide will show you how to put on the crampons so you can walk and climb safely over ice.

Ice climbing is a perfect way explore a glacier that formed over 500 years ago. Sólheimajökull is a glacial tongue from the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier and is located next to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, surrounded by black sand and stunning mountains.

You'll come across many crevasses, deep cracks in the surface of the glacier, and vertical shafts in the ice which are formed by melting water finding it’s way into fissures and cracks.

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 1:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health. Minors must have authorization from their parents.

  • Safety equipment (Harness, ice axe, carabiners, crampons)
  • Guide
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves
Meeting point
Sólheimajökull glacier parking lot Get directions
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