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Blue Ice - Glacier Hiking

Highlights / General details

On this trip you get to see and do what most of the population will only dream about and very few ever try. Here is your chance to visit a glacier! Keeping in mind this not just any glacier; rather, it’s the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. This magnificent phenomenon is a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water.

An experienced glacier guide will lead in the exploration of the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges. Along the way we’ll seek out a glacial ice wall and try our hand at ice climbing. You’ll be provided with expert instruction, as well as all of the tools necessary to make for a safe climb, such as ice axes, crampons and safety lines. We’ll be at your side as you brave the heights.

Finally on our return trip to Reykjavik enjoy a stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.

Inclusion

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central Reykjavik); Guided Tour; Snack.

Exclusion

Additional food and beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available daily. Pickup at 8:30am, departs at 9:00am.

Closed: November 2, December 24-26, 31, January 1.

Duration

Approximately 9 hours.

Participant restrictions

Participants must be at least 14 years of age.

Additional Information

Trip difficulty: Ranges from 2 - 3 out of 5 possible.

We recommend hiking boots, wind and waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Hiking boots can be rented from the tour operator (not included in the tour price).

Hiking boots: We recommend good hiking boots with ankle support.

First layer: It is very important to wear wool underwear or other thermal underwear closest to your body. That is a key factor in preserving your body temperature during the hike.

Second layer: We recommend a good fleece sweater or other warm sweater as a second layer, to wear over your first layer and under your waterproof jacket.

Hiking pants: We recommend light synthetic hiking pants, which can be worn over a first layer. Please don't wear jeans.

Waterproof Jacket & pants: Breathable waterproof jacket and pants are necessary. Even though it's not raining or snowing when you leave town, it doesn't mean it won't rain or snow during the day.

Beanie: Bare head is BAD. Protect your brain, it will provide you with amazing memories from your hike. Your ears might also appreciate not freezing off on a cold day.

Gloves: Protect your hands. You want them to stay warm to be able to feel your camera and take pictures.

Water and snacks: Bring a bottle of water to drink. It is the fuel for your body and helps you feel good during your hike. We also recommend you bring some snacks for the day. Nuts, chocolate and power bars will come in handy.

Camera: Will help your brain to remember your amazing day out in Iceland.

Policies

A minimum of 2 passengers are required in order to operate this tour.

Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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