A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the two-hour drive from Reykjavik, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Solheimajokull, an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier. There we will go on a safe and easy glacier walk on crampons up on to the ice field. Exploring the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses, you will learn more about these disappearing giants.
An experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back we will stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Included: Transport, guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment Level: Easy (minimum age 10 years) Departure time: 08:30 (Pick up from hotel at 8:30)* Departure days: All days all year round (except 1st Jan, 24-25th Dec) Duration: 2 - 3,5 hours on the ice, total duration 9-10 hrs. Price per person: From GBP163
Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes and lunch (also possible to buy on route). We lend rain coats for those who need.
*Pick up is operated by Reykjavík Excursions. Please be ready in front of your accommodation from 8.30 am. Note that the RE buses stop only briefly at each pick up point and passengers that miss their pick up have to get themselves to the BSÍ bus station in time before departure. Departure from BSÍ bus station is at 9.00 am.
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