Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
Sólheimajökull glacier will blow your mind feeling like you had landed on the moon, walking on ice and volcanic ash.
About this activity
24 h before the tour
~ 4 hours
• Hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier
• Climb an ice wall
• Views of Ice Formations
• Small Group Experience
Challenge yourself on your trip to Iceland and experience natural wonders that look like they are out of this planet while doing a good workout in the fresh air of the Icelandic mountains. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland and looks like you are walking on the moon. Climb a wall of glacial ice mixed with volcanic ash from eruptions.
You will hike for about 15 minutes to the ice itself to get the blood flowing and warm up for the climb. Arriving at the glacier your guide will explain to you how to put on the crampons, and he will talk about safety and a few important rules for the tour.
You will stay 150 to 180 minutes on the ice itself and see lots of beautiful features. Since the glacier is impermanent and ever-changing your guide often has to scout out a new crevasse or moulin for climbing each time. With this strategy, we will be flexible and avoid the crowds on the glacier as well.
Your guide will install a massive ice screw and attach a rope to it before you climb up the ice walls or even rappelling into a crevasse and climb out again. Your guide will introduce you in detail to the history of the glacier and tell you how the ice is formed on top of the mountains and make sure you never forget the adventure of your lifetime.
✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group: 6 persons max
✓ Hiking boots and crampons
✓ Glacier equipment: ropes, helmet, harness, and ice axe
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