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Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier provided by Arctic Adventures

Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier

Small Group Glacier Experience from Solheimajokull Glacier
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Forget heavy rucksacks: all necessary climbing equipment is supplied on the day
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The Sólheimajökull Glacier is a popular tourist attraction in south Iceland, but to get a full appreciation of the natural monument requires more than simply viewing it. Strap on your crampons and get to grips with the glacier itself on a small group walking excursion, and benefit from the professional guide’s knowledge and support to ensure a safe, informative, and unforgettable experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Get an intimate experience at one of Iceland’s most famous landmarks
  • All abilities welcome, with support from experienced, professional guides
  • Keep control of your own schedule: the focused excursion doesn’t take all day, leaving you free to explore
What to expect
Meet your guide and board your bus in the carpark of the Sólheimajökull Cafe. Take a short journey to the foot of the glacier tongue, and receive a short equipment introduction and safety briefing from your guide. Next, put on your ice cleats and enter the glacial valley. Explore the shafts, streams, and crevasses safely with support from your guide, and notice the distinct signs of the glacier’s formation. Learn more about its development as you traverse the glacier’s ridges. When finished, head back with your guide to your original meeting point, and continue exploring the region with new insight into the iconic glacier.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get an intimate experience at one of Iceland’s most famous landmarks
  • All abilities welcome, with support from experienced, professional guides
  • Keep control of your own schedule: the focused excursion doesn’t take all day, leaving you free to explore
What to expect
Meet your guide and board your bus in the carpark of the Sólheimajökull Cafe. Take a short journey to the foot of the glacier tongue, and receive a short equipment introduction and safety briefing from your guide. Next, put on your ice cleats and enter the glacial valley. Explore the shafts, streams, and crevasses safely with support from your guide, and notice the distinct signs of the glacier’s formation. Learn more about its development as you traverse the glacier’s ridges. When finished, head back with your guide to your original meeting point, and continue exploring the region with new insight into the iconic glacier.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5590P32
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
Exclusions
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Hiking shoes and waterproof gear (can be rented for a small fee)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Sólheimajökull, Iceland Departure Point: Parking lot by Solheimajokull Cafe Address: GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this tour departs from Solheimajokull Cafe. Distance from Reykjavík appoximately 164 km/101 mi
  • This tour is a small group experience limited to 15 participants per guide to ensure a more personalized experience
  • Minimum age of 8, and minimum shoe size of EUR 35.
  • This tour is operated all year round
  • You spend approximately 1-1.5 hour on the ice
  • The tour is rated as easy so no prior experience is needed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small group guarantee
  • Guided glacier hiking tour on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
Exclusions
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Hiking shoes and waterproof gear (can be rented for a small fee)
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Sólheimajökull, Iceland Departure Point: Parking lot by Solheimajokull Cafe Address: GPS 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this tour departs from Solheimajokull Cafe. Distance from Reykjavík appoximately 164 km/101 mi
  • This tour is a small group experience limited to 15 participants per guide to ensure a more personalized experience
  • Minimum age of 8, and minimum shoe size of EUR 35.
  • This tour is operated all year round
  • You spend approximately 1-1.5 hour on the ice
  • The tour is rated as easy so no prior experience is needed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
248 reviews
Excellent
237
Very good
2
Average
2
Poor
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5

Bryan
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Oh wow, what a wonderful tour company. Our driver was Vjeran. He was not only very informative he was also funny and entertaining during the drive. He made the long drive to the glacier good fun. Vjeran was so attentive, insisting that he would take your pictures as he knew the best spots for you to stand to get the perfect picture. We then went on a 4.5hr glacial hike with another wonderful guide Pawel. That was hard work but fabulous. A trip of a lifetime! As promised Vjeran was there to meet us when we came down completely exhausted. We were never rushed throughout this tour and we were always made to feel like part of Vjeran's team- not customers but friends. I cannot recommend this company highly enough and if you do choose this tour make sure you get Vjeran. In the picture Vjeran is in the blue coat standing next to me and in the other picture is our guide Pawel our glacier guide.
Written 7 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear BPBBMB, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear the tour went smoothly for you. A special thank you for all of the amazing compliments to our guides. Vjeran and Pawel will be absolutely delighted to read this! It means the world to us that you have chosen to book an experience with our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again on one of our tours sometime in the near future! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written 8 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelsey
Deer Park, NY6 contributions
Aug 2021
We booked this activity the day before we went after it was recommended to us by another tourist. We did not know what to expect but it went above and beyond what we were anticipating! Valerio (aka 'the boss') was our tour guide and he did an exceptional job at providing instructions, keeping it fun while making sure we were all safe throughout the entire tour. You are hiking through a massive glacier so make sure you prepare yourself for the amount of physical activity required. And make sure to dress warm!! I am so glad we booked this because it was such an amazing experience. Highly recommend!
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear KelsDillon45, Thanks a lot for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and enjoyed the guide company as much as the tour. Valerio will be happy to read your positive words about him. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! We hope to see you soon on one of our tours for more memorable adventures! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written 3 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

haley
New York City, NY4 contributions
Great experience doing the small group glacier hike in Skaftafell. Mark was our guide who was super detail oriented, making sure everyone’s ice cleats, helmet, harness and ice pick fit properly and were secure. The hike is not super strenuous but it is steep and cold - make sure to dress warm and bring gloves! The majority of the “hike” is a long walk down a dirt path leading you to the glacier. Time spent kn the glacier total was probably about 45 min, but you don’t get very far up. Just enough to see the surrounding snow and massive ice blocks. There were some rocks falling off the side of the glacier while we were there which you’ll inevitably witness. We got to fill our water bottles with glacier water, and did a “Viking push up” to taste the water early on during the hike. Mark gave us tons of history and info about the safest paths to take (which he had come to earlier in the day to cut and ensure safety for his tours), where on the glacier we were standing in relation to the rest of the mass, the importance of the glacier for Iceland’s ecosystem and the impacts of climate change. He also encouraged us to do our part by consuming less plastic and reducing consumption of red meat. Was so happy to support a wonderful group that prioritized safety and education for its tours. 10/10!
Written 4 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Explorer04505383591, Thank you so much for taking the time out and leaving us this amazing review. We appreciate that. We are very happy to know that you had the best time with our team. Your safety is our #1 priority. We are so glad to hear that you had not only fun but also informative time and felt safe all the time. Thank you so much for your kind words. Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer. We can't wait to have you back. Best regards, Team Arctic Adventures.
Written 12 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Auður B
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Friends
Waist of money I am afraid. Do not pay in advance, you will possibly not get refunded or even worse not even able to rebook another time if something urgent comes up, like a possible COVID infection. Me and my husband booked with a group of friends and had to cancel our trip with a short notice because of quarantine also with short notice. Very disappointed. In stead of understanding the situation and offering to come later with the option of us selling others to come with us they did nothing. Total silence. So I cannot advice anyone I know to do business with Arctic Adventures. Very bad service. I strongly advice you to look for others offering the same trip. This actually encouraging people to brake quarantine and the law and go on the trip. We also had a hotel reservation which was postponed and met with understanding and good service. So word of advice to travel businesses, in the COVID situation you have to be flexible and think in solutions and be prepared. You might sell more trips in the end even though you loose this one.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear au_urb2021, Thank you for reaching out to us. We understand your frustration. These unprecedented and trying times have affected every single business and individual in many ways. We want to extend our sincerest apologies. Our Customer Care Team is doing their best and trying to get back to everyone as soon as possible. We are sorry you haven't got a reply sooner. We kindly ask you to reach out to us one more time at info@adventures.is if you still have unanswered questions. All the refunds are going to be processed by 30th of September. Thank you so much for your patience. Once again, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. All the best, Arctic Adventures
Written 27 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scream
West Hartford, CT20 contributions
Aug 2021
After spending a week along the southern coast looking at glaciers and lagoons, we decided to walk on one. The experience was better than expected and definitely a highlight of our ten-day visit to this amazing country. Our guide, Vallerio, imprrssed upon us the dangers of navigating the glaciers and also the rewards of having a safe guide bring you to areas that are otherwise unreachable. As an experienced hiker and skiier, I was alarmed by the crowds that descended upon this glacier for photos ops. The area is not safe and these tourists had no idea about the risks that they were taking - don’t walk under melting arches!!!! Vallerio gave us the confidence to explore this dangerous area while appreciating its magesty and quickly changing terrain.
Written 18 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Irene B, Thanks a lot for a positive feedback! We are really happy to read your positive words. It's great to know you had a great, safe time while on the tour with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and everyone else. We know you have choices when it comes to your travel adventures, and it means the world to us that you’ve chosen to book an experience with our team. Looking forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again! Greetings from Iceland.
Written 19 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David B
St. Catharines, Ontario2 contributions
Mar 2022
Our guide made us feel very safe and showed excellent stewardship of the glacier paths that other groups were using to access the glacier. We had our kids (8 and 10) with us, and I felt like the excursion was adapted well to their ability levels. Our guide was clear in his instruction for equipment use and movement techniques. Due to multiple companies providing tours of this glacier at the same time, we were able to observe other guides as they passed. From what I could see, ours was the only one who was actively maintaining the site, showing respect for the glacier, and future users. He also explained why he was doing the things he was doing (and not doing) in a way that made us feel well cared for and very safe.
Written 28 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear djbowen05, Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad to know you had a great time with us. We hope to have you back soon for more memorable adventures! Greetings from Iceland.
Written 30 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sydny S
3 contributions
Sep 2021
Had an unreal experience, thanks to the coolest tour guide, Valerio! He brought tons of energy to the whole group and made sure we got plenty of photoshoots along the way. Valerio also helped me do a fabulous push up so I could have the chance to drink water straight from a glacier stream (the best tasting water I ever had). Definitely recommend choosing this hike with Valerio as your guide!
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear sydnymia, Thanks a lot for taking the time our and leaving us a good review. It's so good to know that you enjoyed the guide company as much as the tour! We are always happy to receive such reviews with compliments to our incredible guides! Thank you. This is very much appreciated. Looking forward to your next visit! Greetings from Iceland.
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alfonso Lucado
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I am a 27 years old active hiker with a love for outdoors photography!
As soon as we arrived to the meeting point we realized how professional this tour was. From the reception to gearing up everyone was super kind and helpful. My guide Barbara was Outstanding! She guided our small group through the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. We stopped fairly often for pictures, very technical explanations of the Glacier itself and we even drank glacier water from a stream !
I was carrying my professional camera with several lenses in a backpack and I had plenty of times for quality - out of this world landscape photography!
I highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get Barbara to guide you won’t be disappointed !
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Dizquegringo, Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a great feedback. It’s wonderful to know you had a good time with us! We are very glad the tour went smoothly for you. Thank you so much for all your nice words, they mean the world to us. We know you have choices when it comes to your travel adventures, and it means the world to us that you’ve chosen to book an experience with our team. Can't wait for you to come back and snap more amazing photography! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written 23 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Humphrey R
Sutton, UK1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
An excellent trip! Our guide Valerio was very much aware of global heating, being an eyewitness to the retreat of the Solheimajokull glacier for several years. He was also lively, engaging and encouraging and looked after us well. This was the first time I'd been on a glacier and I felt I'd got a great deal more out of this experience than someone taking one of those airplane flyovers. We were lucky with the weather so got further than maybe some other groups did but even if the weather had restricted us the experience would still have been worthwhile. Fascinating!

The most interesting thing for me was seeing glacier ice up close. Solid, yet flows like a liquid! Also some beautiful floes of pure, clear ice on the glacier lake. Finally there was the sheer scale of this river of ice. Pictures in books don't prepare you for this.
Written 11 October 2021
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Dear 99humphreyr, Wow! Thanks for this excellent feedback! We appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We are very glad you had not only fun on the glacier but an informative time as well. We are glad to know you choose us for your first time on the glacier experience and we are more than happy to know everything went smoothly! We hope to have you back soon so we could explore more glaciers together! Warm wishes from Iceland.
Written 12 October 2021
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katyadow
West University Place, TX18 contributions
Our family had the best experience doing a Glacier hike with this tour group! Pavel was our guide and he was fantastic. He was excellent about describing various features of the glacier and giving us historic background about it as well. The Glacier was absolutely beautiful and we’re got some amazing photos. Highly recommend this tour group and particularly Pavel as a guide!
Written 6 June 2021
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Dear 427katyad, Family always comes first. We are happy to know that you have chosen us for your Iceland experience with the family. We hope you had the best time ever guys! Thanks again for this fantastic review! We hope it's not ages till we meet again! Best wishes from Iceland.
Written 23 July 2021
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Amazing!!!
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Amazing experience - do not miss!
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Great 3 day tour!
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So cool experience
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Amazing and educational experience
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Fantastic trip
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