Ice climbing and glacier hiking from Reykjavík

Ice climbing and glacier hiking from Reykjavík

Ice Climbing Iceland

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 a qualified guide, you get the chance to enjoy your level of ice climbing, from easy first attempts to harder steep walls. Since the 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.

In just one day you will experience:

  • spectacular south coast of Iceland
  • guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier
  • ice climbing session tailored to your level
  • scenic stop at Skógafoss waterfall 

Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment, and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides. 

See the program of your trip:

  • We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. 
  • The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls, and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop midway where you can buy lunch and use a restroom.
  • Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at the parking lot and start the hike to the glacier.
  • We 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 to the parking lot. 
  • From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy the magnificent view of the waterfall from above.
  • Afterward, we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel at 18:00 PM.

Meet us at the location! Join us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from the parking lot at Sólheimajökull).

"You get what you pay for – a highly knowledgeable and experienced guide who provides you with an amazing experience, and a company that uses top-notch new equipment."

-Mike, February 2016, TripAdvisor

Trip Details
Pickup Time: 



10 Hours

All Year
Guest to Guide Ratio: 


Skills Requirement: 

Suitable for everyone

39.990 ISK per person (from Reykjavík)
34.990 ISK per person (meet on location)
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Certified glacier guide


Mountaineering boots

Private transfer

Technical glacier equipment.

Not Included

Personal outdoor clothing


Water bottle

Small backpack.