• Trip duration
    1/2 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


Iceland’s great Sólheimajökull glacier is the perfect place to learn the basics of ice climbing. Come with me for a new challenge in a safe environment!

Let me tell you a little about this special place. The Sólheimajökull  glacier stretches all the way down to the south coast of Iceland. The area is surrounded by otherworldly rock formations that have been shaped by the glacial movement. The glacier itself also provides a majestic landscape. Just check out the photos from previous trips!

On this trip, we will explore the Sólheimajökull glacier’s ridges, water cauldrons, and deep crevasses on an easy glacier walk. I will then set up the ropes and give a brief introductory ice climbing lesson. Then it will be time for you to try ice climbing for yourself. Since I only allow 6 participants per guide, everyone will have adequate time to practice. Don’t forget your camera- you’ll want to document this experience.

I provide all the ice climbing gear and safety equipment, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Just come prepared with warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, and lunch. If you need rain gear or boots, you can also rent them from me.

This half-day tour leaves every day at noon throughout the year. It is a 4-5 hour experience, during which we’ll be active for 3-4 hours.

Ready to walk on top of a glacier and scale a wall of ice? Don’t miss out on this true Icelandic experience at the Sólheimajökull glacier. Contact me today to get more information or to book your spot. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 

If I’m not available to guide on the dates you request, you will be guided by another certified Icelandic Mountain Guide.

If you’re looking for a greater challenge, I also lead a 1-day ascent of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.


Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
The price listed is to join a group. If you are looking for a private tour, contact me.

Other details

Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required


Meeting point

Sólheimajökull parking area, 15 min. prior to departure

More info

Minimum age to participate: 14 yrs old. The trip can accommodate more than 6 participants, but with more than 6 we will be joined by another guide.