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Glacier Hiking

Ice Climbing & Glacier Walking Adventure

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On this excursion, you will have the opportunity to hike and climb on the Sólheimajokull glacier, which is unrivaled in terms of its beauty. You are going to put your ice climbing skills to the test as you explore the crevasse-ridden outlet glacier. Spending the day on the Solheimajokull glacier, with its one-of-a-kind ice formations, sinkholes, and jagged ridges are guaranteed to be an experience you will never forget.
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  • Explore Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Enjoy glacier hiking
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Day 1: Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing

The hikes on this small-group trip to Iceland's glaciers are some of the best you'll ever take. Those who are interested can even try their hand at ice climbing. Whether you're a first-time visitor to a glacier or a seasoned veteran, you'll enjoy three unforgettable hours on the ice during this tour.

All necessary gear, including ice axes, helmets, crampons, and safety lines, will be given. Your professional glacier guide will brief you on how to operate the gear and any precautions that should be taken.

Then, you should hit the ice! Stunning crevices, ridges, ice walls, moulins, and blue frost await you as you set out on a journey into this icy landscape. In addition to keeping you safe on the ice, your guide can also tell you some interesting and entertaining tales about glaciers. You may think a glacier is a static, frozen environment, yet it is actually in constant motion. It's possible to hear the ice shifting and cracking beneath your feet.

Sólheimajökull is an ice stream that flows off of the larger Mrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland. It's hard to overstate just how incredible the glacier tongue is—it's a rough and tumble, raw, and ever-changing hub of icy water frozen over thousands of years.

On the way to Sólheimajökull, you can enjoy the vistas of south Iceland's rural landscape. The route takes you through some lovely little towns and villages. The magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall, plunging some 60 meters into a serene lake below, is a must-see on the way back to Reykjavik.

Please note: In the darkest months, from the 16th of November until the 31st of January, the tour won‘t be able to stop at Skogafoss due to limited daylight. However, you will have a view of Skogafoss from ythe bus. 

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  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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