The Rift Special:
The perfect tour for people who like to get to know and try Ice climbing for the first time. The tour takes place on the Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland. It is a combination of Ice climbing and glacier walk. We aim to find a good place for the climbing, suitable for the people going on the tour, depending on the condition on the glacier at the time.
After gearing up at our base by the glacier we walk through the valley towards the Sólheimajökull glacier, before going on the ice we provide a lesson in how to use the safety equipment as well as going over the safety instructions for the glacier.
Next, we walk to find the place for the Ice Climbing, on the way, we explore the magnificent landscape of the glacier with sinkholes, crevasses and different ice formations, where you will have some great photo opportunity as well as getting facts and information about the formation of the glacier and the volcanoes surrounding the area.
The guide will prepare the top rope when we find the perfect place for the climbing and teach the basic Ice Climbing technic before you try your skills on the glacier ice wall. We start to head back when everyone has climbed the glacier wall few times, but on the way back we will explore a bit more and hopefully find some interesting sights before stepping on to a solid ground again.
The Sólheimajökull is the perfect place to stop by to enjoy the best that Icelandic nature has to offer, the glacier is changing from day to day, it has been retreating a lot for the past years, making it a good place to see the formation and the power of the glacier erosion forming the landscape over again.
Not far from the glacier we have the volcano Katla, sleeping underneath the thick glacier ice making the area more interesting in many ways.
Minimum age requirement is 14 years old. Younger children are able to join a private tour. Please contact us if you want to book a private tour.