Ice climbing in Sólheimajökull

If you're going to Iceland, you can't miss ice climbing in Sólheimajökull! A guided day trip from Reykjavik, led by a certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Want to try out ice climbing? Then where better than Iceland! You can go on this day trip ice climbing in Sólheimajökull either as a beginner wanting to learn the basics of the technique, or as an experienced climber who wants to practice in the land of the glaciers.

I will provide you with top-quality equipment and take detailed care of every safety aspect. This way, you will have a safe and fun experience in the fascinating Sólheimajökull glacier, a place you won’t easily forget!

Starting from Reykjavik, we will drive to the beautiful south coast to go ice climbing in Sólheimajökull glacier. Once there, we will go over the basic techniques, and how to use the equipment. Then we will go straight up to the ice!

I like to keep the groups small in order to make sure everybody can receive personalized attention. With a minimum of 2 people, we can go out and do this trip year round. The total time of the day trip is 10-11 hours, of which we will be 3 or 4 on the ice.

But the trip isn’t over once we get off the ice. On the way back to Reykjavik we will visit and admire Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two iconic waterfalls of Iceland’s beautiful south coast (although the visits to the falls are subject to the remaining daylight during the winter months).

I can also organize this trip without the transfer from Reykjavik, just let me know what your travel plans are.

So contact me if you are interested in going ice climbing in Sólheimajökull. If you are coming to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, climbing in a glacier is a must!

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Price per person

Group of 2
27900 ISK

Group of 3
27900 ISK

Group of 4
27900 ISK

Group of 5
27900 ISK

Group of 6
27900 ISK


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
First time
Fitness level required
Meeting point
More info

You must bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, and lunch. Hiking boots or climbing boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK).


About the Guide


Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.

FROM 27900 ISK per person


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