Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

4.9 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Sólheimajökull Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 170.42 per person

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Grab your ice axe and get an epic workout on this once-in-a-lifetime hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Climb the ice walls of the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • See the ice formations, crevasses, and tunnels up close
  • Learn how to climb ice with the help of a certificated glacier guide
Full description

Defy gravity on an exciting ice climb and hike across the Sólheimajökull Glacier, the outlet glacier that was featured in Chasing Ice, the award-winning documentary about climate change.

Meet your certified guide at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot to collect all the necessary safety equipment. Hike toward the outlet glacier and get ready to face the challenge of the climb. Listen as your guide shows all you need to know to successfully conquer the body of dense ice.

Learn all the basic techniques of ice climbing, and hear about the history and formation of the ever-changing glacier. Follow your guide to the perfect climbing location, and watch as they set up the ice-climbing system before you climb up the icy walls under their safe guidance.



  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Sólheimajökull visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Harness

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sólheimajökull Glacier parking lot.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 40 reviews

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The ice climbing tour was a complete success! Luckily for me I had a private tour with my guide Hang. She is a young very ambitious and experienced guide. She explained me the equipment and how to use it properly. Then she taught me a lot about glaciers, she was happy to share her knowledge with me, the spontaneous lessons were very interesting. At my request to undertake a demanding climbing tour, she agreed, my and our safety being the top priority. She led me to a new crack in the glacier and let me climb down and explore the bottom. I had a lot of fun climbing and I also had the best teacher for it. The tour is really recommendable and one of my highlights from my 2 week stay in Iceland.

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December 23, 2022

Glacier hike wasn’t as long as thought it would be but the ice climb made up for it. Small group of 6 was perfect size. Guide whilst nice, didn’t really engage with anyone much, other than to give instructions, which was fine as was a peaceful hike, but a little bit of interaction wouldn’t go astray.

November 15, 2022

Our Ice Climb was amazing!! Kevin our guide was very friendly and made us feel very safe. I am afraid of heights but wanted to try as my husband loves climbing. I managed to get to the top with Kevin’s patience and encouragement. He was very knowledgeable about the glacier and we enjoyed experiencing the ice climbing equipment! Highly recommend!

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November 14, 2022

Product ID: 148163