Blue Ice

Looking forward to ice climbing? Here is your chance. This day tour in Iceland trip takes you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull, a rugged, harsh and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water.


Map for Blue Ice tour
  • Duration:9-10 hours
  • Season:All year
  • Operates:Daily
  • Departure times:09:00
  • Price:Adult:25899 ISK
     Age 14-17:25899 ISK
  • Tour ID:DT53


  • Pick up from Hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik. For hotels located in the city center, pick up and drop off is at special bus stops near the hotels.
  • Guided Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing
  • All glacier gear
  • Drop off at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik


An experienced glacier guide will help us explore the crevasse-riddled glacier with its magnificent ice formations, jagged ridges and sink holes and lead us to an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. All the tools you need – ice axes, crampons and safety lines – will be furnished, taking care of your safety as you brave the heights. Our trip concludes with a stop to see the striking Skógafoss waterfall.

Live your dreams and accomplish what very few ever try – grab an adventure on an amazing crawling glacier?

Please note: While we provide safety gear, you should bring hiking boots (available for rent from the tour operator), wind- and water-proof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves

Explore Sólheimajökull glacier
Skógafoss waterfall

Other Information

Pick up:
Starts 30 minutes prior to the tour departure from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.

All departrues are guided in English.

Where to eat: There are stops made along the rout where meals and other refreshments can be purchased.

Minimum number of participants:
A minimum of two participants for the tour to operate.

Minimum age: 14 years or shoe size 35 EUR (for crampons).

What to wear on your hike and to bring with you:

Hiking boots: We recommend good hiking boots with ankle support.

First layer: It is very important to wear wool underwear or other thermal underwear closest to your body. That is a key factor in preserving your body temperature during the hike.

Second layer: We recommend a good fleece sweater or other warm sweater as a second layer, to wear over your first layer and under your waterproof jacket.

Hiking pants: We recommend light synthetic hiking pants, which can be worn over a first layer. Please don't wear jeans.

Waterproof Jacket & pants: Breathable waterproof jacket and pants are necessary. Even though it's not raining or snowing when you leave town, it doesn't mean it won't rain or snow during the day.

Beanie: Bare head is BAD. Protect your brain, it will provide you with amazing memories from your hike. Your ears might also appreciate not freezing off on a cold day.

Gloves: Protect your hands. You want them to stay warm to be able to feel your camera and take pictures.

Water and snacks: Bring a bottle of water to drink. It is the fuel for your body and helps you feel good during your hike. We also recommend you bring some snacks for the day. Nuts, chocolate and power bars will come in handy.

Gear rental: You can rent hiking boots and rainwear for a resonable fee to be paid directly to the tour operator. Please contact us in advance if you would like to rent boots or rainwear.

Similar day tours:
DT51 – Vatnajökull Voyager

DT77 – Walk Through Ice and Fire

DT78 – Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing

DT63 – Ultimate Ice-Land

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