Glacier Walk - 3 Hours
Experience the incredible feeling of walking on ice. Glacier walk (Snow32) is a great glacier adventure. The walk takes place on Sólheimajökull glacier, part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, close by the south coast.
The walk from our base to the glacier takes about 15-20 minutes and takes you through a varied landscape, formed by the glacier over thousands of years. On the way it’s possible to see how rapidly the glacier has melted over the last 15 years.
After a safety briefing and a lesson in ice walking, we start our walk. We will walk in amazing terrain, over crevasses, sinkholes and ice ridges, experiencing the unique glacier environment.
Sólheimajökull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland. The thickness of the ice is approximately 200 meters. The total size of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is close to 600 km2. The volcano Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanos, is partially covered by the ice cap.
Difficulty: No special skills are required. The glacier walk is suited to people in generally good health.
Minimum age requirement: 10 years
Glacier Walk tour video
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Price & Availability
Days of week:
(meeting time 30 min. before departure)
10:00 - 12:00 - 14:00
About 3-3,5 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.