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Private Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing Tour on Sólheimajökull

One of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team will take you on this group trip to explore the Sólheimajökull glacier and practice the basics of ice climbing!

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


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

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 group trip, we will explore the Sólheimajökull glacier’s ridges, water cauldrons, and deep crevasses on an easy glacier walk. We 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 we 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.

We 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 us.

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 us today to get more information or to book your spot. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

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

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. The price listed is to join a group. If you are looking for a private tour, contact me.

Meeting point

Sólheimajökull parking area, 15 min. prior to departure



About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 143299 each

Group of 2

ISK 71650 each

Group of 3

ISK 47732 each

Group of 4

ISK 35825 each

Group of 5

ISK 28660 each

Group of 6

ISK 23815 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

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