Sólheimajökull Glacier Private Hike


easy to moderate

Tour Time


On the Glacier



crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe / hiking poles


A glacier walk is one of the best things Iceland has to offer. An active leisure that does not require participants to be athletes while providing the opportunity to experience unique Icelandic nature and the sense of adventure.

Conveniently located on the South Coast of Iceland, Sólheimajökull is an easy stop on your roundtrip journey or as a day excursion from Reykjavik. Your guide will meet you at the parking lot, adjusting and handing in the gear. From there you will go on about 20 minutes walk towards the glacier terminal, being introduced slowly to the outworldly landscape you are about to enter. We will pause for a moment to put on the equipment and go through a safety briefing. From now on, everything will be up to you! Choosing a private tour means your guide is there to look after you and only you, therefore you decide the tempo and how far we will be able to go. Whatever it will be, we will make sure you have fun and memories you won’t easily forget!

What to bring?

– comfortable hiking boots
– thin hat, no pompom
– gloves
– rain gear

Please contact us if you may need assistance with any of the recommended gear.

meeting point:


Is it cold on a glacier?
Cold is a very subjective sensation, it also depends on the season and how used you are to being outside. Usually, you should expect about the same temperature on the glacier as what you’ll feel at our departure point.
How difficult is walking on the ice, do I need to be in good shape?
We expect you to be in overall good health and reasonably fit. However, do not worry, you do not need to be an athlete. Although if you are, we will find a challenge for you as well! Our tours are tailored specifically to the needs of your group, so there's no need to worry! Please let us know in advance about any health issues that might affect your performance or safety while with us.
How big is the group?
For the time being, all our tours are private departures. It means once we confirm the tour, no other participants will join your slot and there’s no minimum to fill. The size of the group also depends on the season and current weather situation. If needed, we can assign more than one guide to your group, so no matter how many you are, let us know and we will find a perfect solution for you!
What if it’s raining?
In Iceland we have around 200 rainy days per year, so we’ve learned to live with it. Always remember to have your rain gear with you and if you indeed use it during the tour - well, you’re having a real Icelandic experience!
I am pregnant, can I join the glacier hike tour?
During the early stages of pregnancy, there shouldn’t be any problem to join a glacier hike, though we always recommend consulting your doctor beforehand. We reserve a right for our guide to take the final decision on the spot.
Are we going to see the ice cave?
Ice cave tours have to be specifically requested. Naturally formed ice caves can be usually found between November and April, though it all depends on the season. They are most often located on the glaciers further away from Reykjavik and with more difficult access, so it all has to be arranged in advance.
Why is the ice blue?
Well, to know that, you have to join our tour!


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