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Glacier Discovery


Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Icelandic Mountain Guides / Arcanum     2h 30m     Travel method: Self-Drive     Region: South

  • Safe and easy glacier walk
  • Sólheimajökull glacier views
  • Family friendly adventure

This is an informative, safe and easy glacier walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. Your certified glacier guide will lead you through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice; white ice, blue ice, and crystal clear ice. You will get to see deep crevasses and water cauldrons in a safe manner, along with other interesting features of the glacier. During the hike, you will have plenty of photo opportunities and your expert guide will share his wisdom about the ever-changing landscapes of the Icelandic glaciers, their formation and interplay with the surrounding volcanoes and mountains. No technical skills are needed for this tour and you will be provided with all the necessary glacier equipment. This is a great, family-friendly, way to experience the Icelandic glaciers.





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Minimum age: 8 years
Difficulty: Easy



What is included

  • Guiding services
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Important information

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots



  Meeting Point Information

Driving time
From Reykjavík: 2.5 hrs
From Vík: 45 min

GPS point for Sólheimajökull
N 63.532833
W 19.369675

From the West (Reykjavík)
6 km (3.7 mi) after Skógar you turn left (just after the bridge) onto road 221 and then follow road 221 for about 5 km (3 mi) to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min for this part).

From the East (Vík)
3 km (1.9 mi) after you pass road 222, you turn right (just before the bridge) onto road 221 (gravel road) and then follow road 221 for about 5 km to the Sólheimajökull parking area. (Expected 20 - 30 min. for this part).

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