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Sólheimajökulll, Vik

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Sólheimajökulll embodies the frozen beauty of Iceland with its vivid blue tones and mountainous backdrop. Volcanic rock covers the vast icy terrain that is scattered with peculiar ice and rock formations, ridges, and crevasses. You can attempt walking on the glacier, but a visit with a guide would be recommended as crevasses could be dangerous for inexperienced hikers. Expect strong winds and an uneven rocky trek that may not be suitable for children or the elderly. Using our world travel planner, Vik attractions like Sólheimajökulll can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This Glacier is hidden until you are right there. It's magnificent and unfortunately due to global warming its melting away. I recommend doing a tour so that you can actually climb up and walk around....  more
    This Glacier is hidden until you are right there. It's magnificent and unfortunately due to global warming its melting away. I recommend doing a tour so that you can actually climb up and walk around....  more »
  • Another great place to visit in Iceland. The glacier is perhaps not what you expect as the face from the parking lot is kinda of the look of dirty snow...probably due to global warming and a visit... 
    Another great place to visit in Iceland. The glacier is perhaps not what you expect as the face from the parking lot is kinda of the look of dirty snow...probably due to global warming and a visit...  more »
  • A beautiful place, worth a visit and hundreds of photos. But I would caution against tour companies. If you buy a tour it will be great. If you don't and go on your own just to take some photos from.....  more
    A beautiful place, worth a visit and hundreds of photos. But I would caution against tour companies. If you buy a tour it will be great. If you don't and go on your own just to take some photos from.....  more »
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  • While you can walk the glacier on your own it's highly recommend that you do it in a group with a trained guide. You will be provided with all necessary equipment. The glacier is gradually melting: your guide will show you how much the ice receded over the last few years. So hurry up. The part that is close to the lagoon is mostly black: covered in a volcanic ash (it is called Mordor by the guides): you will see the cleaner ice as you climb up.
  • The Glaciers of Iceland are truly a sight to behold. These natural wonders are lile crystal mirrors where you can see blue color reflected. However they are colorless. There is a decent hike and thats not for everyone. You do need proper equipment to hike into them. There is car parking available and a 20 min hike to this glacier. The views are worth it. Would recommend cing with proper gear as ot os very windy and cold.
  • Amazing and beautiful area to view a glacier up close. It is melting at a slow rate creating a lake filled with chunks of ice. A short path takes you to a viewing point. There is a parking area with a bathroom and a small place to get a hot drink or snack.
  • Went on our second glacier experience here during the winter for some ice climbing with Arctic Adventures. The glacier has a totally different look and feel with its winter snow coat on. An organized tour is a must except to waln to the viewpoint. Pay restrooms are available at the tourism center (I think 300isk)
  • Seeing a glacier is something to behold. You can’t miss this in Iceland - especially if you’re going in the summer, gives you a chance to see actual ice!! You have to pay to go into the park (via app) but it’s definitely worth it. The black sand and glaciers is beautiful! You walk a bit up from the car park, and then you hit a sign that explains the glacier, then although it has a rope around you can walk down closer to the glacier.

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