Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Ice climber on Solheimajokull glacier in Iceland
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Highlights:

  • Spectacular South Coast of Iceland
  • Guided hiking on Solheimajokull outlet glacier
  • Ice climbing session tailored for your level
  • Scenic stop at Skogafoss waterfall

Description:

The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. In a group of only 4 guests accompanied by qualified guide you get the chance to enjoy your level of ice climbing, from easy first attempts to harder steep walls. Since this Iceland day tour is focused on climbing, the group walks towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Join this personalized informative glacier hiking with ice climbing and you have the perfect mix of a good day out in Iceland. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides. 

What to expect? We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik at 08:00. Please note that it can take about 20 minutes to pick everyone up. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom. Around 10:30 we reach the final destination of Solheimajokull outlet glacier. We gear up and then head to the glacier outlet and work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a decent spot for climbing. During the ice climbing session you will learn the basic movement of ice climbing receiving feedback to improve your skills. We can explore different locations during the day so you have the opportunity to try out different levels of difficulty. Between climbing sessions, our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world.  After about 3.5 to 4 hours on the ice we make our way back. From there we have a 15 min drive to Skogafoss waterfall where we make a short, but scenic stop. If you have some energy left you can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. We then head back to Reykjavik, aiming to be there between 19:00 and 20:00.

Travel tip: Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. The tour might test your physical fitness level to certain extend.

Availability:

  • All year
Duration: 10 hours

Difficulty:

  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate

Pickup:

  • Yes

Meet on Location:

  • Available

Ratio:

  • 4:1 per guide
Price: ISK 39,990

Included:

  • Certified glacier guide
  • Rain-gear
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Private transfer
  • Technical glacier equipment

Not included:

  • Lunch

What to bring:

  • Personal outdoor clothing
  • Small backpack
  • Waterbottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Pickup times:

  • 8:00 AM

Operates:

  • Every day

Good to know:

  • This tour is operated as a private tour (1-4 persons maximum)

Special Requirements:

  • 2 participants booking minimum

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