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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hopped on a bus to head down to the southern tip of Iceland (from Reykjavik) to go glacier hiking and ice climbing with about 20 strangers. I would soon make friends with a school teacher who lives in Washington D.C. and was originally from...More

Thank Brendan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walk from the car park to see this glacier, small blocks of ice were floating in the water in front of this glacier, beautiful to photograph.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome day exploring Sólheimajökull with Icelandic Mountain Guides and expert guide, Michal Z. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting southern Iceland!

Thank RyanJohnK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful glacier set between two mountains. We stopped here on our way back from the south coast tour and it was one of my favorite things to see that day. The glacier is large and we could only see the tongue from the walking trail....More

Thank Wintersnowflake1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

no enough time to do long trip but just a short hike from carpark to view point. different scenery. see some ice with ash but still ok. further hike maybe better.

Thank iamface
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Organised with Icelandic Mountain Guides as part of a Grey Lines tour this was an amazing surprise. We had about 2 hours on the glacier in a real hike to the highest point. Organisation was top level with crampons and harnesses provided AND inspected to...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About a 1/4 mile hike to the glacier which was truly beautiful, there was a lagoon with large floating ice , great photo stop.

Thank Deborah I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool site to visit. We stopped at 5 stops along the ring road that morning. This was my favorite. We did not do the glacier hike, but did hike right up to the edge of the glacier. Truly awesome to see. You really can't...More

Thank RogerM7525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places to visit within a day's drive of Reykjavik! You can walk down a well maintained trail right to the base of the glacier. We then walked back along the edge of the lagoon to view all the calves...More

Thank Patrice D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stuck to solid ground but many others took the organised tours out on to the ice of the glacier. The glacier lagoon is interesting in itself though this glacier isn’t one of the really spectacular ones on Iceland as it is one of the...More

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bgrossman16
29 July 2018|
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Response from rometrips | Reviewed this property |
Take the 221. It is asphalt so no need for a 4wd. I used Google maps to get there. Enjoy.
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bgrossman16
29 July 2018|
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Response from spiewaa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can definitely access it even if you don't have a 4wd. It is super easy. You park by a small building/barrack and walk as far as the trail allows you. You need to stop at the point which informs you it is no longer... More
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Stacy R
26 July 2018|
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Response from Samit B | Reviewed this property |
We walked alone, but did not do the whole glacier as we had four children below 16 in the group. We walked till the mouth of the glacier and about 200 meters up,
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iamface
24 April 2018|
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Response from spiewaa | Reviewed this property |
No, I think you can only access it by car or arranged transportation.
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Marina S
27 March 2018|
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Response from karenpammy2016 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely well worth the stop. Allow yourself at least 45 min. - 1 hr. for the walk up to the foot of the glacier as the walk is nice. You don't need a guide for that portion.
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