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Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull Glacier

Highlights
  • Walk one of Iceland’s biggest glaciers during this Sólheimajökull glacier walk
  • A guide is there every step of the way and provides instruction so you’re safe
  • All equipment—a helmet, an ice axe, and crampons—included 
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Glacier Walk on Solheimajokull Glacier
From US$136.70
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Tour departing base at 10:00 (meeting time is 9:30)
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Overview
Sólheimajökull glacier is around 656 feet (200 meters) thick, and its icy ground makes it easy to slip if you don’t have the right equipment. This glacier walk tour not only provides a helmet, an ice axe, and crampons for you, but a guide gives instruction before setting off on Sólheimajökull, so you feel confident in your own abilities. Plus, your guide never leaves your side, leading the way the whole time.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Sólheimajökull glacier base for this glacier walk tour. First get set up with all the equipment you’ll need while on the ice, and then listen as your guide gives some instruction and tips.

Once you and your group are ready, head out on the glacier. Follow your guide on the icy glacier, and be careful as you walk past crevasses, sinkholes, and ice ridges. Your guide fills you in on how fast the glacier has melted over the last 15 years and the reasons for this.

Your glacier walk ends back at the Sólheimajökull glacier base.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing activity- highlight of Iceland trip!

Hiking on the glacier was an amazing experience! Our guide Kate was great, and made sure that everybody felt comfortable, even though the level of the hike was certainly easy and doable for everyone in our group. The views were breathtaking, and Kate taught us...More

Thank sstein672
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved the walk and enjoyed Renata's commentary

For our family of 4, this was a great experience. From the moment we were given and helped with protective gear and to the moment the walk was over, our guide Renata was energetic, supportive,, knowledgeable, and very friendly. She had all the answers, and...More

Thank medmom2002
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
The most surprisingly enjoyable activity I've ever done

I actually hate hiking, but I loved walking on the glacier! I booked the South coast tour and glacier walking with Geoiceland, which contacts out the glacier walk tour to Arcanum. Arcanum outfits their clients inside a warm building, and uses heavy-duty crampons that made...More

Thank Amy C
TumiBM, Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to write this kind review, we appreciate it a lot. Sólheimajökull glacier is like nothing else, a place that is changing from day to day with beautiful surrounding, and when you add a guide like Josh to it even...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Awesome and beautiful Glacier Walk and ice climb

The Glacier walk is really a once in a life time experience! I was quite nervous at first, especially about the ice climb, but our Guide Lucas really put us at ease, and it was very safe as the tour gives you all the right...More

Thank Maciek A
TumiBM, Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review and for the five dots. We agree with what you say about the glacier and the guide. Both are amazing. Our guides always try their best to make the tour interesting and informative, and the landscape and the surrounding...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Amazing and informative tour

It was a very nice walk and for our friends who never had crampons on it was a great adventure and thrill. Our guide Lukas had some interesting facts up his sleeve every time we stopped. He let us try the water (really cool) and...More

Thank kaja_02
Tomas M, Public Relations Manager at Arcanum Glacier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for doing the tour with us and for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you did like the tour and our guide Lukasz, we are proud of him like all our guides who always try their best to make the...More

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