63.5569° N, 19.3028° W
Sólheimajökull glacier is one of the many outlets of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the 4th largest glacier in Iceland which covers one of the most infamous volcanoes on earth, Katla volcano. Sólheimajökull glacier is about 8 km (5 miles) long and 2 km (1 mile) wide and it’s receding quickly. There are many tours that offer glacier hikes, ice-cave hunting, and ice-climbing between the crevasses. These tours will equip you with helmets, ice axes, and crampons, but you should prepare yourself with sturdy boots and warm clothes. It’s not recommended to go by yourself without the necessary equipment and experience.
How to get here: The drive to the glacier tongue is about 4 km from the main road and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the ice. Drones are allowed.