Blue Ice - Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing - GG13
From Reykjavik or Meet on location (South Iceland)
Meet us on location or be picked up in Reykjavik. On this tour we offer you the opportunity to scale the incredible Sólheimajökull glacier. The glacier offers majestic scenery and the opportunity, for both beginners and experienced climbers, to test their ice climbing skills.
Duration: With pickup: ~10 hours
On location: ~4 hours
Group maximum: 8 per guide
Age limit: 14 years
Reykjavik pickup: 08:00 - 08:30
Meet on location: 11:30 AM
Available: All year
Meeting point: Solheimajokull parking lot (63.530524, -19.370576), at 11:30am
Included: Guided glacier hike, Optional introduction to ice climbing, certified glacier guide, All necessary glacier and climbing gear
Bring with you: Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons onto any other footwear.
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This tour is both available with pick up in Reykjavík and meet-on-location. Choose to be collected at your selected pickup point in Reykjavik or meet us at Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland.
Reykjavik pick-up time: If you have chosen to be collected from Reykjavik then we will start bright and early: please be ready to be picked up from your selected pickup point, note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes. If you don’t know where you are staying, don’t worry, simply select the “To Be Announced” option and then update us when you have more details.
If you have decided to meet us on location, then please be ready at 11:30 AM at Sólheimajökull Parking Lot. It will take you approximately 101 minutes to drive there from Reykjavik so please leave yourself plenty of time: trust us you won’t want to miss anything on Sólheimajökull glacier, so it’s worth leaving a little early. The GPS coordinates for the parking lot are: 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84).
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The Sólheimajökull glacier is an outlet glacier, which extends out of Iceland’s fourth biggest glacier Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Sólheimajökull itself is an ever evolving wonderland, combining rugged rock formations, stunning ice sculptures, majestic water cauldrons and deep crevasses. Sólheimajökull, is a truly breath-taking place, containing majestically, unique features that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world. This unique hike on Sólheimajökull, one of the few retreating glaciers in the world, will provide you with memories that will last you a lifetime.
The tour will start with one of our friendly certified guides giving you an introduction to the equipment that you will be using and a safety briefing. We will provide you with all the equipment that you need for Sólheimajökull: ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines. Your safety is of course paramount and our friendly experts will ensure that you are always safe on the ice.
On our way back to Reykjavik, we will stop off at Skógafoss: one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Skógafoss, is a majestic waterfall: the perfect way to relax after your glacier climbing adventure. If you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day the spray from the waterfall will produce a rainbow, which only enhances is otherworldly majesty. Local legend claims that there is treasure hidden in a cave behind Skógafoss: whether it’s true or not Skógafoss will provide you with memories that you will treasure forever!
The whole tour will last about 4 hours in total: 3 hours of which will be spent on the ice, including the time spent climbing Sólheimajökull glacier. So don’t delay, book this tour today, for an experience that you will never forget!
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry; you will be able to rent any piece of clothing that you don’t own during our easy booking process. So whether you need sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof jacket or pants you will definitely be able to experience the majesty of Sólheimajökull, whilst staying warm and comfortable. Please note that all rentals must be made before the tour and you cannot rent any clothing at the location.
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Disclaimer: glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.