Blue Ice - Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull

Take a hike and climb on a real glacier in Iceland! Here is your chance of ice climbing out in the wild with professional gear and a guide

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:All year
Duration:9 - 10 hours

Blue Ice - Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing on Solheimajokull


Take a hike and climb on a real glacier in Iceland!

Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier. This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Solheimajokull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall Skogafoss (if pick up from Reykjavik is included).

On this trip you get to see and do what most people will only dream about and very few ever try. Why not be adventurous and explore the amazing crawling glacier?



Meeting place:  The Sólheimajökull Glacier Parking Lot at 11:30 am.  Distance from Reykjavik approx. 164 km / 101 mi. GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84). You can also book a pick-up/drop-off from Reykjavik at extra charge (please see prices on the right hand bar).

Duration:  Approx 10 hours with pick-up in Reykjavik, but about 4 hours if meeting on spot. The total time spent on the glacier for hiking and climbing is approx. 3 hours but can sometimes be a little longer depending on the group and circumstances on the day you go.

Pick up time from Reykjavik: at 8:00 am. Please be ready in time. Please note that it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive.

What to bring:

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Good hiking boots are recommended
  • A packed lunch for the day

Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you contact us beforehand. The operator of the tour does not rent gear from location so arrangements have to be made in advance.

Minimum age:

14 years


  • Glacier hike on Solheimajökull glacier (3,5 hours)
  • An introduction to ice climbing
  • Specialized glacier gear; climbing harness, glacier crampons, helmet and other climbing safety equipment

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