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Solheimajokull Glacier

Solheimajokull glacier has a wealth of dramatic ice formations including crevasses, rugged ridges and sinkholes. Sólheimajökull is a glacier tongue or outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, the 4th largest glacier in Iceland, which has the mighty and feared Katla Volcano lurking ominously beneath its ice cap.

Solheimajokull Glacier

The rugged and constantly changing face of Sólheimajökull glacier will reveal to you the power of nature in a stark, rugged and totally phenomenal way. The marks of climate change can be seen very clearly here – the glacier has retreated about a kilometer over the last decade – interesting, though, to know that when the Vikings settled in Iceland the climate was warmer than it is now.

Why not try a Solheimajokull glacier hike with an experienced and qualified guide? Give yourself a once in a lifetime experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come. Learn so much more about the unique world of the glacier from our specialist glacier guides, they are really passionate about what they do.

Enjoy a day trip from Reykjavík with an interesting stop or two along the way, or drive yourself to the start point at Sólheimajökull – the choice is yours! Crampons and glacier equipment are provided, boots and waterproof clothing may be hired if required – there are no barriers only opportunities. Living your dream has never been easier!

For a great glacier combination just three hours traveling time from Reykjavík why not try a glacier hiking and ice climbing combination tour.

Where is Solheimajokull located?

Sólheimajökull is 158 km south of Reykjavík. From an easterly direction Höfn is 302 km, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is 233 km and the Skaftafell Visitor Center is 170 km. Other places of interest around the area include the little town of Vík (30.7 km), Skógafoss waterfall (11.9 km), Seljalandsfoss waterfall (38.5 km), the black sand beach at Reynisfjara (31.8 km) and the Reynisdranger peaks (31 km).