Glacier Walk - Sólheimajökull Exploration
Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull in South Iceland
Experience the incredible feeling of walking on ice. Glacier walk 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.
- English speaking glacier guide
- Glacier Gear
- Safety Equipment
- Rain gear (jacket or pants) - available to rent
- Hiking boots - available to rent
- Gloves - available to purchase
Minimum age: 10 years
Tour Code: AG102
... The walk is not too strenuous and once on a glacier you see things that you just don’t see anywhere else. Crevasses and tunnels carved out by melting water are pretty cool to see. The color of glacial ice has to be seen to be appreciated... It was a fun 3 hours and I would recommend this.
My family of four had a great experience with Mikah (British guy)... well worth the incredible view at the glacier white top. It’s like on top of Icy Heaven. Need to be there to truly appreciate it.