Glacier Hiking And Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure From Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. For a full list of available pick up points check your confirmation voucher.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Embark on an adventurous journey from Reykjavik to Icelands Slheimajkull Glacier. Your expert guide will take you glacier hiking and ice climbing on this magnificent natural phenomenon -- a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. Take in the spectacular views while exploring one of Iceland's most beautiful and striking natural wonders. No experience is necessary!

Highlights

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Take a day trip from Reykjavik to experience Iceland's stunning nature and picturesque views from the outlet of the Myrdalsjokull Glacier -- the Slheimajkull Glacier. After hotel pickup in Reykjavik in the morning, enjoy a relaxing coach ride to your destination in the southwest of Iceland, where your experienced guide will give you a brief safety introduction before leading you on a hike on the Slheimajkull Glacier.

Walk across this magnificent phenomenon -- a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. The ice tongue, termed because the glacier crawls toward the ocean and forms a long outlet of ice, will amaze you with unique, breathtaking views. With your guide, explore the outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, crevasses, sink holes, deep cracks and jagged ridges.

When you reach an ice wall, try your hand at ice climbing! Having all the safety tools you need, such as ice axes, crampons and safety lines, brave the heights and be rewarded throughout the whole climb with stunning natural sights, making this trip an experience you wont forget.

After your glacier adventure, stop at the beautiful Skgafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's largest waterfalls, before returning to Reykjavik.

Inclusions

Small group guarantee, ensuring a more personalized experience

Round-trip transport from Reykjavik

An expert glacier guide

A guided glacier hiking tour on Iceland's Solheimajokull Glacier

All necessary glacier gear needed

An introduction to ice climbing

Free wi-fi on board

Exclusions

Food & drinks

Gratuities

Hiking shoes (can be rented for a small fee)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour is a small group experience tour limited to 8 participants per guide

Minimum age is 14 years old

It is recommended to bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, packed lunch, head-wear, gloves and good hiking shoes

Please note that jeans are not appropriate for a glacier hike

No prior ice climbing experience is needed to participate in this tour

Hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented from the operator for a small fee

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    Undeniably one of the best things I’ve ever done. This was my second trip to Iceland. The first trip was interesting but this trek was a challenge. Most thanks goes to Arhol our guide from Scotland. Perfect combination of patience, humor and skill. We scaled an ice wall with crampons and aces at the end. Don’t go with anyone but him. Everyone on the trip was made to feel like they could do it. The company was great too. If you don’t go to the geysers do this. What a memory. Thanks Athol for the wee help!

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Fantastic experience. Simon was our guide and he was awesome. He made us all feel safe and comfortable on the climb. He even took us into an ice cave. The small group aspect is a big plus. If you don't have good hiking shoes you can rent a pair onsite. Well worth it.

  • 29-Aug-2018

    The guide was very informative and fun. He did a very good job of explaining the basics of ice climbing. He also showed us the viking push up, very cool! Highly recommend this tour.

  • 13-Jul-2018

    The landscape, the guide, the group, the overall experience was AMAZING
    Will do it again as soon as I come back to Iceland

  • 24-Apr-2018

    Me and my girlfriend took this tour in March and it was the highlight of the holiday other than seeing the Northern lights of course.

    Simon was our guide, he was excellent. As someone who has experienced a lot of mountain guides, there are few better than Simon in my experience, he kept the tour moving at a comfortable pace for all the group while keeping safety as number one, he also took the time to explain features of the glacier and was clearly very passionate about what he was doing. A credit to the industry!

    To add to his impressive repertoire as a tour guide, there was also a French couple on our tour, and fortunately for them they got Simon as a guide with his experience from working in France meant he spoke enough French to give instructions in both English and French.
    When on the glacier there was chance to get used to wearing crampons and practised on a small ice incline. One thing that I would suggest if you are considering this tour at all is HIRE THE BOOTS.

    I made the mistake of being the typical arrogant male, thinking my boots would be ok, but I can say that those with the boots found this bit easier, although it wasnt impossible for me to get up, you must be steadier than others due to the encumbrance of the softer boots. My girlfriend hired the boots and walked up like a mountain goat.

    The walk on the glacier itself is no harder than the walking you do in England, the only difference really is that you have crampons on.
    Once we had reached the climbing destination on the glacier, Simon went above and beyond other tour guides that were up on the glacier with us with regards to safety. He was the only guide that I saw that made a clear boundary that the group should stay behind unless on the rope climbing.

    Further, he drove a second ice screw in for a partners/other members of the group to carabiner in its a little unnerving watching the other groups stood over a potentially 300ft moulin without anything stopping you from falling straight down onto to take photographs beyond the barrier safely.

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Highly recommend this tour. Don't think there were any issues whatsoever. Lovely group of people and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    My tour guide was amazing and so accommodating, and customized the tour for the group.

  • 06-Mar-2018

    Really amazing excursion, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Our guide was very informative, understanding, and fun. He let us have breaks and moved at our pace. Book this tour!

  • 01-Mar-2018

    This tour was amazing! Very cool - even though it rained the entire day for us! The tour guides went above and beyond and were awesome!!! This was a really great deal - moneywise. You definitely feel as though you got your money's worth and more. The views were breathtaking and getting to experience the ice climbing was a once and a lifetime experience for me. There is a lot of walking - be prepared!

  • 25-Feb-2018

    great tour guide, great experience

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