Along the way to the glacier we will have a good view of the glacier lagoon and the area around the glacier. When we are at the starting point, we start with a safety briefing and a short lesson how to use the crampons and the ice pick on the glacier walk.
Glacial landscape is amazing and dynamic, including crevices, sink holes and small black volcanic sand hills. Sometimes it’s possible to take a look into the small holes or enter the caves.
In winter the ice is blue and clear, the surface mostly covered by snow. During the summertime the ice becomes more white and the volcanic ash which forms various patterns in the landscape is more visible.
As previously mentioned the glacial landscape changes day by day which makes it even more interesting to see and explore. With the glacier melting very rapidly in recent years the landscape has become more exciting.
Sólheimajökull glacier is the ideal place to view geomorphology in formation and the effects of global warming on glaciers.
Duration: 2 hours. Approximately 1 hour on the glacier.
- An amazing traveling experience in Solheimajökull.
- An English speaking local tour guide.
- Ice axe
- Other safety equipment
- Season: All year
- Duration: approximately 2 hours.
- Departures: Daily at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 14:30
- Minimum age: 10 years old, younger than that is not allowed.
We recommend you bring
- Bottle of water.
- Warm outdoor clothing.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Warm headwear, gloves and sunglasses.
- Good hiking shoes are a must.
ARCANUM, it is located 6 km east of Skógar and 26 km west of Vík. Take road #221 and drive about 4 km to ARCANUM base.
Be prepared for ice-cold weather and dress accordingly.
Be at the meeting point 30 min before departure!