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South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Begin your adventure on Iceland's south shore with convenient morning pickup at your Reykjavik hotel. Climb into a rugged tour vehicle with your outdoors guide and small group of 15 travelers or fewer. 

    Set out for Sólheimajökull glacier, enjoying the scenery and listening to narration from your guide on the way. Once you arrive, embark on a glacier walk, stopping at both the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Other sights on the glacier walk include deep crevasses, ridges, and water cauldrons. 

    Once the group finds a suitable spot for some introductory ice climbing, you'll get a primer from your guide and rig up the climbing gear. Gather up your courage and give it a shot; make sure your friends and family snap some photos of you hanging off the side of a glacier by your crampons. 

    At the end of your full day of adventure, return to your Reykjavik hotel for drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • 9am departure from Reykjavik
    • Hotel pickups take place between 8:30am - 8:50am
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional glacier guide
    • Glacier Gear and safety equipment
    • Pick up and drop off from designated bus stops.
    • Transportation by minibus
    • Entry/Admission - Solheimajokull Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Skogafoss
    • Entry/Admission - Seljalandsfoss
    • Lunch (Lunch can be bought on the way)
    • Warm clothing
    • Rain gear
    • Hiking boots
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • We recommend that you bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and a packed lunch (alternatively you can purchase lunch on the trip at own expense).
    • Hiking boots and rain gear can be rented on location (own expense)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Best birthday excursion I've done! Our tour guide was super friendly and the views of the waterfall....AMAZING! 10/10 recommend
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    Response from Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to review Icelandic Mountain Guides. We are very pleased to hear that you had a brilliant day with us on your birthday, our professional guides always do their best when it comes to providing the best service possible. We hope you enjoy your birthday trip here in Iceland and maybe we will see you again soon! Best Regards Scott
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    This trip (and company) is AMAZING! I 100% recommend the south shore glacier walk and ice climbing trip- It is fun, adventurous and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people like me (living in Ohio). Our guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable and made it a great experience for
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    Response from Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at South Shore Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing from Reykjavik
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks for the kind words Callansaunders We are very pleased to hear that you had an unforgettable experience with Ben on your climbing tour. Iceland's landscapes can feel like you are on another planet! The tour from Reykjavik, taking you to the waterfalls and the glacier is something we do say is a must do. We agree this is a 100% must do when in Iceland. We hope your adventures in Iceland continued and hope to see you again in the not so distant future. Best Regards Scott
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    We had such an incredible experience! Josh was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and made us feel very confident. Ice climbing is a must do!!! Mateo our guide in the bus and through the waterfalls was also great! Great conversation and very friendly 😁
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    We booked on to the “South Shore, Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing” tour via our hotel, Guesthouse Sunna. They were actually fully booked but fitted us in by changing to a bigger bus! We were picked up at the bus stop at Hallgrímskirkja, directly across from our hotel. We were
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    Signed up last minute to do the Glacier and Ice Climbing trip despite having no experience. I won't lie, we were a bit worried about it :) Pick up from the nearest bus stop and transit to central pick up point went smoothly. Our bus included a few different tours, while we ice
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 11h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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