Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

About the tour

Fjallhalla will take you on an adventurous and exciting 3-hour glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier. This is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world. Now is the best time and your best chance to experience it while hiking with local experts. This tour is aimed at those who are content with an easy-moderate level of physical activity.

Meet us on the location where we will provide you with specialised glacier equipment, teach you how to use it and then begin our hike through the glacial valley towards the snout of Sólheimajökull. The hike through the valley will take about 20 minutes with the total time on the glacier itself ranging between 60-90 minutes. 

While on the glacier expect to see spectacular cracks in the ice called crevasses and bottomless abysses called moulins. We may even have the potential to see an ice cave if Mother Nature has blessed us with the right conditions!


4 Hours - 1 - 1,5 on ice


10:30 and 14:00

Meeting Point

Meet us at our glacier base on the parking lot by Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland. GPS: 63.530431, -19.370416

Level of Difficulty



Certified local guide, equipment to walk on ice, glacier crampons. ice axe, harness and a helmet


What to Bring

  • Proper outdoor clothing (ideally waterproof) - the weather in Iceland is prone to sudden changes so it's always good to be prepared
  • Sturdy hiking boots (covering the ankle) - most decent hiking boots will fit into crampons whereas sneakers or any other shoes will not suffice
  • Backpack
  • Water & snacks


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