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Hike A Thousand Year Old Glacier

Hike A Thousand Year Old Glacier

The tour starts early with a pickup in Reykjavík and takes you on a spectacular guided trip along rivers, waterfalls and volcanos with a final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier.

Join this tour as it is one of Iceland’s most popular day trip along the south coast of Iceland. An exciting and informative glacier-hiking trip takes you along the riddles of the glacial wonder world. Experience the effects of climate change first hand on this fun and exciting tour that no one should miss out on while in Iceland.

After pick up the tour heads along the south coast for about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use rest rooms. Arriving at the Sólheimajökull parkinglot you will gear up and start the hike to the glacier. At Sólheimajökull/glacier you will be hiking throught the glacier and exploring crevasses and swell holes. After about 2,5-3 hours on the glacier the group will head back to the parkinglot.
From the glacier is a 15min drive to Skógarfoss making a short scenic stop where you can take in the magnificent view of the waterfall. After the waterfall heading back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 17:00 and 18:00.
This tour is operated by a DaytripFactory Partner.

Location: The tour starts with pickup at hotel/guest house. Optional to meet at Sólheimajökull parkinglot.

Duration: 10 hours

Difficulty level: Easy, suitable for everyone able to walk on uneven surface.

What to bring: Warm clothing, sturdy shoes, camera.


  • Certified glacier guide
  • Rain-gear
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Private transfer
  • Technical glacier equipment.

Food: Meals are not included, free to bring or buy on the way light refreshments.

Available: All year

Tour operator: DaytripFactory Partner