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Glacier Hikes
in Iceland

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Glacier Hiking tours in Iceland

Glacier hiking is one of Iceland's most popular activities. Available all year round on Solheimajokull glacier on the south coast close to Vík or Vatnajokull glacier departing from Skaftafell national park. With more than 10% of Iceland covered in ice, a glacier hike is essential for a complete Icelandic experience. Joining a guided glacier hiking tour ensures you have all the necessary gear, like crampons and helmets, for a safe and exciting journey. If you're in South Iceland, don't forget to add a glacier hike to your itinerary—it's the perfect way to add some adventure to your sightseeing!

Glacier hike group in colourful windbreakers on vatnajokull glacier on a gloomy summer day
woman on a glacier hiking tour in red jacket and orange helmet descending on ice
glacier hike tour setting off to vatnajokull glacier in colourful windbrekars on a sunny day

Solheimajokull Glacier Hike

Situated on the south coast of Iceland right in the middle of skogafoss waterfall & reynisfjara black sand beach is Solheimajokull Glacier. Just a short 5 minute drive off the main ring road makes it the most accessible glacier in Iceland. Explore the icey crevices and layers of volcanic ash when strolling on the ice. If you are staying in Reykjavik and exploring the south coast in a day tour or self driving, Solheimajokull is the perfect option for your Glacier hike.

glacier hike group traversing on solheimajokull glacier in colorful jackets
glacier hiker getting ready to head on solheimajokull glacier on a foggy summer day

Skaftafell Glacier Hike

Glacier Hiking tours in Skaftafell offer oppurtunites to explore Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Located in the Vatnajokull nature reserve, about 330 km from Reykjavik, this glacier offers a glimpse into its unique ecosystem. If you're keen to learn more about the glacier's ecology and are heading towards the glacier lagoon, a glacier hiking tour from Skaftafell is the perfect option.

two glacier hikers hiking falljokull glacier in vatnajokull nature reserve with yellow and blue windbreakers
falljokull on vatnajokull glacier on a gloomy summer day


All Glacier Hiking tours provide crampons. Get ready to conquer icy terrain with glacier crampons! These nifty spikes attach to your boots, giving you a solid grip as you explore snowy landscapes. Say goodbye to slips and slides, and hello to confident steps on your glacier adventure!

crampons on blue boots on glacier hiking tour in Iceland
orange crampons strapped on pants of glacier hike tour guide