This Blue Ice Glacier Adventure tour will take you on an interpretive adventure journey on the magnificent and pristine Sólheimajökull glacier. You will go higher on the glacier, as you traverse some of the most stupendous ice vistas in the world. Your specialist glacier guide will deliver fascinating information about glaciers in Iceland, their amazing features and histories. Fabulous panoramic views of the Sólheimajökull glacier will open out before you, we can almost guarantee this will be a private experience - so few people go to this part of the glacier.
- Solheimajokull Glacier
- Small Group Experience
- Blue Ice
- Amazing Views
Meet us at our glacier base on the parking lot by Solheimajokull glacier in South Iceland. GPS: 63.530431, -19.370416
Click here for the meeting location map. Look for a big yellow vehicle marked Arctic Adventures.
Included: Easy glacier hike, certified glacier guide and all necessary glacier equipment.
Bring with you: Warm clothing, waterproof outer layers and sturdy hiking boots. Please see full equipment list here below.
Note： For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes. Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent, see booking engine.
The Blue Ice Glacier Adventure tour is absolutely the tour to take when you want an awe-inspiring and totally unforgettable experience. This is not just about being on the glacier and seeing some of the most dramatic and pristine glacial scenery on the face of the earth. Your guide is on a mission to make this the best adventure and interpretive experience ever. Learn how the Icelandic glaciers were formed and how they are evolving, and get to know some fascinating facts about the features of the ice-world just beneath your feet. Our glacier guides live for the ice, they love to share their passion and answer questions. Anything you would like to know just ask, don´t be shy!
You go higher on the glacier, for the best ice-panoramas ever and an experience which we can almost 100% guarantee will be just you, your group and our expert guide. This tour will deliver an incredibly memorable glacier experience - one which is totally mesmerizing, leaving you with amazing tales to tell. Build memories to treasure forever and take photographs to die for. Having one of Iceland's most incredible glaciers just for ourselves is unique and so special!
If you are driving from Reykjavík follow the signs for Selfoss on road no. 1, you drive road no. 1 south for around 2 hours, passing the following towns without making any turns: Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella and Hvollsvöllur. Keep driving until you see the Skógarfoss waterfall on your left hand side. After you pass Skógarfoss you drive for around 5 minutes, you pass a bridge over the Jökulsá river, then you take the first turn on the left (Road 221) towards the glacier and you stop at the 2nd parking lot by the glacier.
If you are driving from the East (for example Höfn) continue west on Road no.1, after passing through the coastal town of Vík, continue for approximately 25 minutes until you see the yellow sign for road 221 on the right. This will be immediately before a bridge crossing the Jökulsá river. Take a right and continue towards the glacer (4km) and stop at the 2nd parking lot by the glacier.
Recommended equipment list
- Waterproof jacket and pants (we do have rental clothing available in the booking process)
- Hiking boots (available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)
- Light sweater, wool or fleece
- Light synthetic or quick dry pants (try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
- Thin Gloves
- Small Backpack (can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
- Sunglasses and sun protection (it can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
- Food and drinks (lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
- Camera (if you forget everything else don´t forget that)
Looking for a glacier hike that also includes ice climbing?
Have a look at our Blue Ice - Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing Adventure, available from Solheimajokull and Reykjavik.
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