Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk
Embark on an exciting journey over the Sólheimajökull glacier through frozen terrain and ice ridges.
Glacier Walk is a terrific glacier adventure where you can try for yourself how it feels to walk on ice. We walk on Sólheimajökull glacier (a part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap) on the south coast of Iceland where we have our glacier walk base, near Skógar and Vík.
It is about 30 minutes walk from our base to the glacier. We walk through the varied landscape on our 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 the safety briefing and a lesson in ice walking we will head onto the glacier to experience this unique environment with some amazing terrain with crevasses, sink holes and ice ridges.
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 is about 600 km2. Underneath the main ice cap is the caldera of the volcano Katla, one of Iceland's biggest volcano.
- English speaking guidance
- Ice axe
- Other safety equipment
- Bring warm first or/and mid layer (e.g. fleece or woolen sweater) and waterproof outer layer. Hiking shoes are vital.
- *Minimum age requirement: 10 years
How do we get there?
We meet at the Glacier Walk base and ARCANUM Glacier Café, 6 km from Skógar and 26 km from Vík. GPS N63 31.809 W19 22.213