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Blue Ice / from Reykjavík

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Arctic Adventures     11 hours     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: Capital Region

Combo Trip: Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing Day Tour from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Trip difficulty 3/5, moderate.

Tour Highlights:- Sólheimajökull glacier (Solheimajokull glacier) - Skógafoss waterfall - Ice Climbing (optional) - Glacier hiking 
Tour Details:
- Hotel pick-up:
 If you have chosen transfer please be ready at the time stated on your voucher for your pick-up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Don't know where you will be staying? No worries, just choose "To Be Announced" for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details. Please note that your vehicle will be marked with Arctic Adventure's logo.

We will pick you up from your designated pick up location and head to the South Coast straightaway.
On our way to the glacier you will be able to visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall as well as Skogafoss. Both of them are among the better known waterfalls in Iceland, and when you see them you will know why! Don´t forget to walk behind Seljalandsfoss to snap some amazing pictures.

This tour offers the opportunity to hike the amazing glacial tongue from Sólheimajökull glacier.
You will start the tour meeting your guide at Sólheimajökull´s parking lot, where we will provide you with all the tools you will need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines.
Then we head to the glacier, you will have time to gear on with your crampons and the hike starts!
You will be able to witness some breathtaking panoramic views, as well as crevasses , ridges and even an ice wall where you will have an introduction to ice climbing and will be able to experience it first hand.

Finally we head back to Reykjavík where you will be dropped off for a good night´s sleep!

DisclaimerAll adventure and glacier tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Minimum age: 14 years
Difficulty: Moderate

What is included

Glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier with an certified glacier guide, an optional introduction to ice climbing and all specialized glacier gear; including a climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment.

Important information

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

Note: Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented and paid for online. 


  • Sólheimajökull outlet glacier.
  • Driving past Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.
  • Skógar Waterfall.
  • Hekla Volcano.
  • Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

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