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Blue Ice Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Tour

Climb the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile E-Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
Highlights
  • Challenge yourself by hiking up the magnificent Sólheimajökull, Iceland's 4th largest glacier
  • Get a chance to test your ice climbing skills as you explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier
  • Find yourself in awe of its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges - an unforgettable site to spend the day
  • Check out the gorgeous waterfall, Skógafoss on the return trip back to Reykjavik

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  • Tour Only (AA-BI)

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    Depart at 11:30am

    US$ 176

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  • Tour + Transfers (AA-BI-RVK)

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    Depart from Reykjavik at 8:30am

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What To Expect

Iceland's 4th biggest glacier, Sólheimajökull is an ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. An outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier is a rugged and raw natural masterpiece and a must do for any adventurous hikers out there. Before the adventure starts, you'll first get a quick introduction to equipment and safety procedures. You'll be taught how to use all the tools you'll need like the ice axes, crampons, helmets, and safety lines. And don't worry - you'll also be accompanied the entire time to ensure your safety throughout the entire hike. Right after the introduction, test out your new ice climbing skills and explore the beautiful crevasse riddled glacier. Find yourself in awe of the fantastic natural ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. The climb is approximately 1 hour long, and you'll spend a total of 3 hours on ice so prepare for the cold. After the climb, on your way back to Reykjavik, stop over at the beautiful waterfall, and take in the sights of one of Iceland's most popular landmarks, Skógafoss - the perfect reward for conquering the challenging ice climb.

iceland blue ice glacier hike
Challenge yourself and conquer Sólheimajökull, Iceland's 4th largest glacier
iceland blue ice glacier hike
Spend three hours traversing the glacier - truly a wonder of nature
iceland blue ice glacier hike
Start off with an introductory ice climbing lesson and learn how to climb an ice glacier with the proper tools
iceland blue ice glacier hike
Marvel at the amazing ice formations, sinkholes and more
iceland blue ice glacier hike
Test out your new found climbing skills and discover the beauty of Sólheimajökull
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Optional introduction to ice climbing
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All neccesary glacier and climbing gear
Package Options

Package Options:

Tour Only
  • Depart at 11:30am
Tour + Transfers to/from Reykjavik
  • Depart from Reykjavik at 8:30am
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:30 am depart from hotel (available for the Tour + Transfers package only)
  • 11:30am meet at Sólheimajökull parking lot
  • Optional introduction to ice climbing session
  • 3 hours of Ice climbing
  • 3:30pm go back to Reykjavik
  • Stop at Skógafoss waterfall on the return journey to Reykjavik
  • 6:30pm return to hotel
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children under 14 are not permitted to participate on this tour
  • Ice climbing boots, waterproof jackets and waterproof pants are available for rent at 1,000 ISK
  • Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so it is recommended to dress in layers. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best, then wear wind/waterproof pants over them
  • The order of the itinerary can vary
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified

Meet Up Location:

  • Sólheimajökull Parking Lot (GPS coordinates: 63°31’00.48N, 19°22’00.12W (WGS84))
  • Meet up time: 11:30am

Hotel Pick Up (For Tour + Transfers package):

  • Pick-up time: 8:30am
  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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