Glacier walk on Solheimajokull

Starting from: Sólheimajökull base
Season: All year
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: 2/5 (easy, but good fitness and mobility is necessary)
Minimum age: 10 years old

A guided walk on Sólheimajökull glacier, a part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap, on the south coast of Iceland.

Sólheimajökull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland, the ice is up to about 200 meters thick and the total size with the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull about 600 km2. Underneath the main ice cap is the caldera of the volcano Katla, one of Iceland biggest volcano.

It is about 30 minute walk from the base to the glacier. You walk through the varied landscape on the way, formed by the glacier for the past thousands of years. There you will see how fast the glacier has been melting for the past 15 years.

After safety briefing and a lesson in ice walking we will head onto the glacier to experience this unique environment with some amazing terrain with crevasse, sink holes and ice ridges.


- English speaking guide
- Helmet
- Crampons
- Ice axe
- Other safety equipment

To bring:

- Hiking boots - mandatory, as the crampons can only be fitted on hiking boots
- Warm clothes suitable for Icelandic weather. Recommended: Multi-layered clothing (including non-cotton base layer, fleece or wool mid-layer and wind- and water-proof jacket and pants)
- Cap and gloves
- Water bottle
- Don't forget your camera!