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Iceland Glacier-Walk and Ice-Climbing Tour from Reykjavik

  • 11-hour tour of southern Iceland including a glacier walk and ice climbing intro
  • Walk through the landscape of Sólheimajökull glacier
  • Give ice climbing a shot with an intro lesson
South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
Get an easy intro to glacier walking and ice climbing during this 11-hour tour from Reykjavik. With a small group of 15 people or fewer and a capable outdoors guide, visit two famous area waterfalls and try your hand at some arctic sports. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
What to Expect
Begin your adventure on Iceland's south shore with convenient pickup at your Reykjavik hotel between 8:30am and 9am. Climb into a rugged tour vehicle with your outdoors guide and small group of 15 travelers or fewer. 

Set out for Sólheimajökull glacier, enjoying the scenery and listening to narration from your guide on the way. Once you arrive, embark on a glacier walk, stopping at both the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Other sights on the glacier walk include deep crevasses, ridges, and water cauldrons. 

Once the group finds a suitable spot for some introductory ice climbing, you'll get a primer from your guide and rig up the climbing gear. Gather up your courage and give it a shot; make sure your friends and family snap some photos of you hanging off the side of a glacier by your crampons. 

At the end of your 11-hour day of adventure, return to your Reykjavik hotel for drop-off.
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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic experience! most memorable day in Iceland

We drove from Vik (30 minutes) and joined another couple and guide (Mr.T) to walk the glacier and do the ice climbing. The initial quick orientation gave us confidence that Mr.T will lead us through safe, but very fun journey on ice and he did!...More

Thank Giedre R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Hike and Climb - Family Adventure

What an experience! Drove the South Shore to a spectacular Glacier (4th largest in Iceland). Our guide, Oluv was incredible. She guided us through a drive to the glacier, with stories of Icelandic history and legends. At the glacier, we had a 4+ hour hike....More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Exhilarating Glacier Walk and Ice Climb- Bucket list worthy

I specifically returned to Iceland (this was my second trip) to walk on a glacier and climb an ice wall. My niece and nephew had done a climb 2 years ago and for months I marveled at photographs and their sense of adventure, not thinking...More

Thank GinaMS2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018
Favorite Experience of our Trip to Iceland!

This was a fantastic experience. Our guide Michal could not have been better — from the beginning he was friendly, knowledgeable, and ensured that we had a quality experience. Our trip began as we hiked across the glacier, all the while Michal providing the history...More

Thank Joshua W
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hello Joshua and thank you for taking the time to review us. Ice climbing is truly an amazing sport and we are glad that you got to experience it with our great guide Michal. Thank you for mentioning safety, we are trying to set an...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Best Experience Ever!

This was the best thing we have ever done! My family and I are not climbers and have zero experience. On this tour you will experience and see very unique scenery. Our pickup was flawless at the BSI terminal. Our group split up between the...More

Thank liketotvl
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for the review, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your ice climbing adventure with us and we'll make sure that your guides Roger and Ólöf get your message, they'll appreciate your kind words. Sólheimajökull...More

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jamie p
22 September 2018|
Response from liketotvl | Reviewed this property |
I thought the hike was a little over 2 hours on the glacier itself.