Visit a real-life glacier: walk, dance, lie down on it -it’s up to you. Experience raw nature in a winter wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses.
You’ll take off eastwards out of Reykjavík where you’ll see the unforgettable Eyjafjallajökull glacier after about two hours on the road. You remember that name because of the 2010 eruption which shut down air travel in Europe!
Right next to that is the Mýrdalsjökull glacier – Iceland’s fourth biggest – and that is where you’ll disembark and prepare to become an ice trekker. To be precise, you’re going to take a walk on Sólheimajökull, a large glacier tongue, snaking down from the upper ice and covered in amazing colours and ice formations.
The tour guides will sort you out with crampons and teach you about how to safely enjoy the ridges and crevasses. Once up on the ice, your guides will tell you all about the ancient glacier and show you how it was affected by the 2010 eruption.
This tour guarantees excitement and a real connection with the brute forces of nature. But the excellent guides also ensure that this remains a safe and inclusive tour.
On the way back to the Big Capital City, your coach stops at two of Iceland’s top waterfalls: the picture book tumbling cascade of Skógafoss and the silky ribbon, Seljalandsfoss; which you can even walk behind in search of pixies and gold.
Departures: Year round
Hotel pick-up: 08.30
Duration: 9-10 hours
Level of difficulty: Medium
Included: Coach, guide, safety equipment
Not included: Warm clothing, boots, food
Minimum age: 10 years