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Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going to hike and climb Sólheimajökull glacier in southern Iceland.

This is a comprehensive glacier tour, where you’ll learn about these massive natural phenomena from your guide and be provided with all the necessary equipment to get some exercise in full comfort and safety. You will also learn the basics of ice climbing and climb the vertical crevasse walls of Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour is for anyone looking to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth. You’ll meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and then make your way to the ice itself, a brisk 30-minute walk to get the blood flowing. (The glacier was once closer to the lot, but warming weather and the glacier’s own movement has caused it to recede into the distance.) Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, one of the biggest glaciers in Europe. It is featured in detail in the 2012 documentary “Chasing Ice,” an award-winning investigation of climate change. Once you reach the ice, you’ll be given plenty of time to marvel at the eerie silence and feeling of isolation, as if you and your fellow hikers are alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow. You’ll view millennia-old blue ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed into ice by the enormous weight of the glacier pressing down upon it.

You’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft like a well, which can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier. The guide will set up a climbing rope and you will learn how to ascend a vertical wall using ice axes and crampons. What’s down there? The ice cap sits on top of the mighty Katla volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Iceland. On a clear day, you may also be able to see Eyjafjallajökull, another glacier to the east which famously brought European air traffic to a halt in 2010 when its eruption filled the sky with fire and ash. Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

Additional Information 

  • Age limit for this activity is 8 years old
  • Wear warm clothing (first layer) and Wwaterproof clothing (second layer - available for rent), gloves and a hat

Details

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

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 13:00 hrs.

Please show up 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

What You Get

Includes

  • Experienced glacier guide 
  • Safety gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons) 
  • Glacier boots

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

Sólheimajökull Glacier Car Park. Please meet your guide there 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$178.00
Age 8 and Above
Waterproof Jacket
$20.00
1 Pax
Waterproof Pants
$20.00
1 Pax

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