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Glacier Hiking

Ice Climbing & Glacier Walking Adventure

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Explore the stunning Sólheimajökull glacier on this adventure-packed tour. Hike through towering ice formations, navigate crevasses, and even try ice climbing. With its unique features and breathtaking views, this glacier promises an unforgettable experience.
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  • Explore Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Enjoy glacier hiking
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Activity Level: Moderate
Activities that provide a reasonable level of physical challenge and elevate the heart rate. Focused on more active pursuits including multisport tours. Travelers may be active 5-7 hours total each day. Recommended for travelers with active lifestyles.
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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 can ever take. Those who are interested can even try their hand at ice climbing. Whether you are a first-time visitor to a glacier or a seasoned veteran, enjoy three unforgettable hours on the ice during this tour.

All necessary gear will be given, including ice axes, helmets, crampons, and safety lines. 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 journey into this icy landscape. In addition to keeping you safe on the ice, your guide can also tell exciting 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 from the larger Mrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland. It's hard to overstate just how incredible the glacier tongue is—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 November 16th until January 31st, the tour won't be able to stop at Skogafoss due to limited daylight. However, you can view Skogafoss from the bus.

The minimum age requirement for a Glacier Hike is eight years old.


 

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  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Certified Glacier Guide
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Meals not listed

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
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