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Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik

  • More adventurous than sightseeing: ice hiking in the Golden Circle
  • A guide provides all the equipment and instruction you need
  • Prior ice climbing experience is not necessary
Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing Small-Group Adventure from Reykjavik
From US$225.90
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1st of Nov to 15th of FebMost Popular
Pick up starts at 09:00 AM. This option is available between 1st of Nov - 15th of Feb.
From US$225.90
16th of February - 31st of Oct
Pick up starts at 09:00 AM from Reykjavik. This options is available between 16th of February - 31st of October.
From US$225.90
Many day trips from Reykjavik head exclusively to the Golden Circle or spend only an hour or so at a glacier cave. This tour stands out by offering something more adventurous: a full day of hiking and ice climbing at Solheimajökull. Explore the glacier’s crevasses, ridges, and sinkholes with a guide, and climb a sheer ice wall. Don’t stress about transportation, and stop at Skogafoss waterfall on the return journey.
What to Expect
This full-day tour is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Iceland by trying your hand at ice hiking and climbing. The tour begins from authorized pickup points in Reykjavik, where you board your minibus and make the drive to the glacier.

Upon arrival, meet your glacier guide and receive your equipment and a safety briefing. Then, set out on the surface of the glacier’s ice “tongue,” the part that juts from the main body as it crawls toward the ocean. Continue by exploring crevasses, cracks, ridges, and sinkholes with your guide.

Next, climb a sheer ice wall using the gear included with the tour: crampons, ice axes, and safety ropes. Take advantage of the time spent at the top by taking in sublime views.

Get back on the minibus and head back to Reykjavik. Stop at Skogafoss waterfall along the way, and end your tour with a drop-off at your original departure point.
Reviews (165)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Absolutely phenomenal - if you're even slightly considering it, do it

My partner and I took part in the glacier hike and ice climbing tour today, even though we were initially a bit dubious about the price as I thought we might be stuck in a huge group of people. However, it surpassed all our expectations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joeandjackieinindia
KotrynaDovgialaite, Customer Support at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear joeandjackieinindia, Thank you very much for this great review, we are very happy to receive it! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed glacier hiking and ice climbing experience and you felt that it exceeded your expectations - that's something we value a lot!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Tour, Amazing Guide

This was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. Our group had an amazing guide and we were able to explore the glacier and learn how to ice climb. I did not think it was going to be as amazing as it was,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j-rose-d-1-2-3-4
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear j-rose-d-1-2-3-4, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very happy we could be a part of your trip in Iceland. We will make sure to pass these positive reviews from you to Alberto. Iceland is basically a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worst Customer Service in Iceland

I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the service of this company. They really have ZERO customer service to help you when you are in a jam. I won't bore you with the details but will tell you DON'T BOOK WITH ARCTIC ADVENTURES!!!!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Christopher S
Camelia Andreea G, Sales at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Christopher S, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. We are truly sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the service provided. We are always trying to do our best, however, there are strict rules that our team...More

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Great ice experience

We had a great day. Really enjoyed the ice hike and the ice climb. I would recommend this tour which gives plenty of time on the ice, Small group and excellent guide. A highlight of our holiday in Iceland.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne O
Laurasabonyte, Customer Service at Arctic Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear Anne O, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy that we could add up to your pleasant stay here in Iceland! We also believe that escaping your comfort zone and taking a step on the ice is an incredible...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile
Only the best and the most experienced

I could repeat all the amazing things most reviews tell you about this ice climbing company, but instead I’ll focus on the expert staff they employ. You see, I didn’t think I could make that climb. If you’re anything like me, unable to make it...More

Thank Sara C
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Jackie T
September 16, 2018|
Response from AleSaa888 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jackie, My husband is also afraid of heights and had no trouble. You go up a wall, and you decide how high you want to go. It’s a workout, not everyone makes it to the top, but it’s fun to try it. Great excursion! Hope... More