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Sólheimajökull Glacier

Sólheimajökull Glacier

Vik, Iceland

The Basics

While a few hardy explorers have managed to summit Eyjafjallajökull, ascending the volcano is considered dangerous, with a deadly crevasse-ridden glacier at the top. Many day tours of the south coast from Reykjavik, whether by car or Jeep, venture to Eyjafjallajökull volcano. These tours typically make stops at other destinations in south Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, black-sand beaches at Dyrhólaey and Vik, the Thórsmörk valley, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For aerial views of the crater, steaming hot springs, and rugged peaks, opt for a helicopter tour over the volcano.

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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
$94.50 per adult
Traveler Favorite
10 for 10 would recommend
Everything about this experience was memorable, the glacier was breathtaking, the crampons were a trip but easy after a while and Steven our guide was very knowledgeable and made the journey perfect.
Danielle_T, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Vik

star-5
Great glacier experience
Marlene_P, Jul 2021
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
We enjoyed the tour a lot, it was a great way to see a glacier up close even if you don’t have a lot of experience with glacier hiking. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable and gave us good safety instructions and the scenery was just stunning. Be aware that you need to have a good basic fitness level to participate, all the going up and down can get quite exhausting. :-)
star-5
Glacier hiking was just incredible!
Rute_C, Jan 2022
South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik
Great tour with a very experienced and knowledgable guide. The weather wasn’t great but the tour was still worth it. Glacier hiking was an experience of a life time!
star-5
Awesome!
Joshua_N, Dec 2021
South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik
We had Siggi as our tour guide and he was absolutely awesome. Full of interesting anecdotes and useful tips he made the trip so much fun. This is now our 5th visit to Iceland (and our 2nd visit to the South Coast doing the glacier walk) and this was definitely our favourite. Nice small group and well planned itinerary. Thank you Siggi and Troll Expeditions!
star-5
First time ice climbers on beautiful Sólheimajökull
jessandadam, Dec 2021
Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing and Glacier Walk
Sam was an amazing glacier guide; very knowledgeable and made our experience fun and comfortable! Having never ice climbed before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but Sam encouraged us and made us feel safe. Sólheimajökull is beautiful and we were so glad that we had the opportunity to do this on our first trip to Iceland.
star-5
Great trip well worth the money.
Steve_H, Dec 2021
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike
Amazing scenery and such an experience on top. Eeery silence. Wei was an amazing guide and very knowledgeable.
star-5
Fab tour
Judith_I, Nov 2021
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike
Really enjoyable tour. The guide was really good. It was really interesting with some stunning views.
star-4
Great view from the top...
Martina_M, Nov 2021
Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
Great view from the top of the glacier, knowledge and friendly guide, felt safe at all times. Highly recommend! 😊
star-5
Great trip!
Aljosa_S, Nov 2021
Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike Tour from Reykjavík
Great and informative guide, the trip was an amazing opportunity to get onto a glacier that’s quickly retreating and learn about the dynamics of the process.
star-5
Must do for the Glacier Walk!
Michele_P, Dec 2021
South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik
Memorable trip. My favorites were visiting the black sand beach where the sun looked so close you could practically touch it and the waves were “sneaky”. The Glacier Walk was breathtaking and an unforgettable experience. Our guide Helke was very experienced and ensured we could successfully and safely navigate the glacier.
star-5
Brilliant experience
Stewart_E, Nov 2021
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike
Our guide as fantastic, great activity for those that like being active. Lots of fun and was my most memorable excursion of the week. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Wonderful excursion on the lagoon
Cindy_M, Aug 2020
Kayaking on the Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon
This was a very interesting trip. We were provided with appropriate clothing and life-jackets and were shown how to put them on. They guide was very friendly and well-informed about the historyabd geology of the area and in particular of the lagoon. She was very attentive to our safety all while giving us opportunities to get as close as safely possible to the ice bergs. She also waited for us to take photos. It was a wonderful experience that I highly recommend.
star-5
Worth it!
John_J, Nov 2021
Solheimajokull Glacier 3-Hour Small-Group Hike
We had a great time. The guide Alex was super cool and he made the experience very fun. Drinking water from a glacier was on my list.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is a must for nature lovers.

  • Eyjafjallajökull is still an active volcano, and as such, is best explored in the company of an experienced guide who can brief you on safety practices.

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes and warm, rainproof clothing.

  • Due to uneven surfaces near the volcano, it’s not recommended for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Eyjafjallajökull is situated near Iceland’s south shore, just under two hours’ drive from Reykjavik. To get there, follow the Ring Road (Route 1) until Hvolsvöllur, then take the turnoff for Route 261. This route ends at a parking lot, from which it’s possible to view the volcano.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Eyjafjallajökull is during summer, when warmer temperatures and the midnight sun make exploring and hiking easier. Crowds are thinner during September and October.

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Iceland’s Volcanoes

Though Eyjafjallajökull volcano may be better known among Europeans following its 2010 eruption, it is but one of many active volcanoes in Iceland. Its larger neighbor, Katla, just east of Eyjafjallajökull, is even more mighty and powerful. Katla, which lasts erupted in 1918, lies under the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap—the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland. It is feared that an eruption of Katla could melt the glacier and cause catastrophic flooding.

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