GLACIER WALK & ICE CLIMBING

from EUR 238

Explore a frozen wonderworld. Blue Ice is a glacier hiking & ice climbing tour to Sólheimajökull glacier on Iceland's south coast.

Tour Code: DTA-50
  • Tour Availability: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • Seasons: Daily all year round
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Min. nr of Participants: 2

Glacier Walk and Ice ClimbingDay tour from Reykjavik: Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier, this trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull.

It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing.

You will be provided with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you brave the heights.

On the way back to Reykjavik we stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall. On this trip you get to see and do what most of the population will only dream about and very few ever try. Why not be adventurous and explore the amazing crawling glacier?

Season: Daily all year

Trip difficulty: ranges from 2 - 3 out of 5 possible / Rating: Easy

Tour Code: DTA-50

Distance from Reykjavik: 164 km (102 miles) one-way

Duration of trip: approx 9 hours with transfer. You spend about 3 hours on the glacier

Available: Daily all year (depending on weather).

Minimum: 2 persons.

Age limit: 14 years (see below regarding shoe size)

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes with ankle support are recommended! No knowledge of the sport required.

What kind of clothing is needed for glacier hikes?
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, warm head wear and good water proof winter gloves. Good hiking shoes with ankle support are strongly recommended, if you do not have hiking shoes then you can rent them from us. Just remember to book your shoes beforehand so you can be sure we will bring them along for you.

What is the minimum age of participants on the Blue Ice tour?
There is actually no minimum age for the Blue Ice, but there is a minimum shoe size. Our crampons can only fit European shoe sizes from 35 and upwards. So the minimum European shoe size of participants on the Blue Ice is 35.

Where does the Blue Ice tour stop?
The Blue Ice tour stops at Hvolsvöllur town (final chance to use the toilet), it then goes directly to the Sólheimajökull Glacier, after the glacier trip we stop at the Skógafoss Waterfall before driving directly back to Reykjavík.

What equipment do you provide?
We provide crampons, ice axes, helmet and climbing harness, all included in the tour price.

What are crampons?
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice with out slipping.

Tour Code: DTA-50

Price with transportation from/to Reykjavik: EUR 238 per person

Included: Bus transfer to/from Reykjavik, guided glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, an introduction to ice climbing and glacier gear.

Children discount: Not available. Minimum age 14 or European shoe size 35 (for crampons).

Guaranteed departures: All year, daily at 08:30 from Reykjavík

Pick up: Between 08:30-09:00 from all accommodations in Reykjavik

Duration of trip: approx 9 hours with transfer

Minimum: 2 persons

Distance from Reykjavik: 164 km (102 miles) one-way

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes with ankle support are recommended! No knowledge of the sport required.

Online bookings: Until 72 hours prior to departure

Tour Code: DTA-50