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Glacier Walking Experiences in Iceland

For those who love ice and snow read on...

We have teamed up with an amazing GivYoer in Iceland to offer glacier walking and ice cave explorations in the best locations across Iceland. With ice walking experiences in Iceland aimed at all levels of ice walkers from complete novices who have never taken part in glacier walking to glacier walking pros. Take a look at our glacier walking experiences in Iceland to see which ones you'd like to try...

Sólheimajökull Glacier Walk for Beginners
This Sólheimajökull ice walking experience is great for families and is the least intense of the glacier walks on offer. You will be lead on a short expedition of the Sólheimajökull glacier with a fully certified mountain guide, who will show you the ropes of ice walking. If you've never ventured into ice walking before or if you are thinking of taking your children ice walking whilst in Iceland then this is the perfect experience to take part in.

You will get a taster of glacier walking with a ninety-minute ice walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier, this brief expedition is recommended for anyone aged 8 years of age, there is no maximum age limit for this ice walking adventure, as long as you’re willing. Group sizes with this ice walking experience in Iceland tend to be of an average size of fifteen people. One of the most popular glacier walking experiences, we do suggest that you book as far in advance for this one as possible, as it does get booked up pretty early.

Novice Glacier Walk

Glacier Walk Sólheimajökull
If you are new to glacier walking, then our glacier walk at Sólheimajökull is the best ice walking experience for beginners. The shorter ice walk at Sólheimajökull will not be too strenuous and will allow you to also absorb some of the most gorgeous scenery. You will be guided by a fully trained ice walking guide, who will teach you the basics and how best to walk with your crampons.
All the essential equipment is provided for this glacier walk at Sólheimajökull, you may hire further equipment if necessary. Be prepared for a full day out on this ice walking experience, as Sólheimajökull is a couple of hours drive from the capital (transfers are included), plus the timing of the walk will depend on the speed that the group dictates. For a taster of glacier walking, then we recommend this Sólheimajökull glacier walk.

Ice Walk Sólheimajökull

Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Sólheimajökull
Perhaps you wouldn't be content with glacier walking experience in Iceland as a stand alone activity, but perhaps you'd prefer this ice walking and ice climbing experience in Sólheimajökull. A little more intense than ice walking on its own, this glacier walk with ice climb in Sólheimajökull is still great for beginners but you will need to be in pretty good shape, not necessarily an Olympic athlete but certainly you will need to be able to manage a bit of climbing and a long walk.

On this glacier walking experience with ice climbing in Iceland, you will be transferred from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull and a transfer at the end of the day is also included. Whilst taking part in this glacier walk ice climbing experience in Sólheimajökull, you will also have the fantastic opportunity to view two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. 

Ice Walk & Ice Climb

Sólheimajökull Glacier Exploration
If you have turned your hand to glacier walking before and are keen to do some more, then this Sólheimajökull glacier walking experienced is aim at those who take part in frequently hiking and walking and want to try doing it on a glacier. On this glacier walking experience you will get to climb ridges, explore cauldrons, navigate deep crevasses and view spectacular ice natural sculptures.

If you're ready for an advanced ice walking adventure on the Sólheimajökull Glacier this is the best of our experiences for the keener ice walker. Your ice mountain guide will teach you more advance techniques and help you understand the equipment better, showing you how to use your axe and walk into more tricky areas with your crampons.

Glacier Exploration

Skaftafell Glacier Walk
Skaftafell is another fantastic place to go glacier walking and has become increasingly popular with visitors to Iceland as the go to destination for ice walking in Iceland. At Skaftafell Glacier it is possible to go glacier walking all year round and this is what makes it such a popular destination for those visiting Iceland and wanting to go ice walking.

Glacier Walking

Skaftafell Ice Cave Experience & Glacier Walk
From November through to March, Skaftafell is the home of glacier walking and ice cave exploration. This combination experience will send you on ad Icelandic adventure like no other, you can experience both ice cave exploration  and glacier walking at the Skaftafell glacier all in one visit. This will certainly be a day to remember.

Ice Cave Experience

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