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Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going to hike Sólheimajökull glacier in southern Iceland. This is a comprehensive glacier tour, where you’ll learn about these massive natural phenomena from your guide.

Join this tour to see and experience natural wonders that are almost almost out of this world! Sólheimajökull is an outlet of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th biggest glacier in Iceland. It is known for being the glacier of fire and ice because of all the ashes covering and mixing up with glacial ice, like dragon ice from Game of Thrones. Underneath lies the active volcano Katla, which erupted last time in 1918.

First you will meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and get all necessary equipment for the hike: crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. Then you will hike for about 15 minutes to the ice itself to get the blood flowing and warm up for the hike. Arriving at the glacier your guide will explain to you how to put on the crampons, a traction device out of steel which is attached to your hiking boots and he will talk about safety and a few important rules for the tour.

You will stay 60 to 90 minutes on the ice itself and see lots of crevasses, deep cracks in the surface of the glacier, and so called moulins, often vertical shafts in the ice which are formed by melting water finding its way into fissures and cracks. In the beginning of the walk you will be aware of lots of ash on the ice. Since we have volcanos under every glacier in Iceland it is common that eruptions leave big amounts of volcanic deposit right on the glacier. This ash is shaping the landscape of the glacier.

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 how global warming is affecting the melting of this glacial outlet. It is featured in detail in the 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, an award-winning investigation of climate change.

Additional Information

  • This tour is perfect for families 
  • No experience needed
  • Minimum age for participation is 12 years old 
  • The meeting point is at the parking lot of Sólheimajökull, where our glacier guides will meet you
  • What to wear:
    • Warm clothes (first layer)
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Hiking boots (available for rent when booking online)
    • Gloves and hat

Details

Confirmation
3 Working Days
Duration
3 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
14 Days Notice
Refund
14 Days Notice

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 09:30 hrs and 13:00 hrs.

Please show up 30 minutes before your scheduled tour. 

What You Get

Includes

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Small Group (max 12 persons)
  • Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed copy of your voucher at the location

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting Point:

Parking lot of Sólheimajökull
Meet your guides there 15 minutes before you scheduled time.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$107.00
Age 8 and Above
Waterproof Jacket
$20.00
1 Pax Rental
Waterproof Pants
$20.00
1 Pax Rental
Hiking Boots
$20.00
1 Pax Rental

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