Glacier Walk - 2 Hours
Along the way to the glacier, we will have a good view of the glacier lagoon and the area around the glacier. When we are at the starting point, we start with a safety briefing and a short lesson how to use the crampons and the ice pick on the glacier walk.
The glacial landscape is amazing and dynamic, including crevices, sinkholes and small black volcanic sandhills. Sometimes it’s possible to take a look at the small holes or enter the caves.
In winter the ice is blue and clear, the surface mostly covered by snow. During the summertime, the ice becomes more white and the volcanic ash which forms various patterns in the landscape is more visible.
As previously mentioned the glacial landscape changes day by day which makes it even more interesting to see and explore. With the glacier melting very rapidly in recent years the landscape has become more exciting.
Sólheimajökull glacier is the ideal place to view geomorphology in formation and the effects of global warming on glaciers.
Duration: 2 - 2,5 hours. Approximately 1 to 1,5 hour on the glacier.
Glacier Walk tour video
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Price & Availability
Days of week:
(meeting time 30 min. before departure)
9:30 - 12:30 - 13:00 - 15:30
About 2-2,5 hours
Price per person:
Minimum age requirement:
For people in good health
- English speaking guide
- Ice axe
- Other safety equipment
Bring warm clothing and something waterproof to wear and good walking shoes.
ARCANUM is located 6 km east of Skógar and 26 km west of Vík. Take road #221 and drive about 4 km to ARCANUM base.