GLACIER TOURS

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Glacier Experience from Reykjavík

South Shore Adventure Tour Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy/Family tour. Tour Highlights: – Seljandsfoss Waterfall– Sólheimajökull Glacier – Skógafoss Waterfall– Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view*– Hekla Volcano*Tour Details:Duration: approximately 10 hours.  Included: Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Sólheimajökull in a bus, glacier walking with a certified glacier guide and a all necessary equipment for glacier hiking.Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them.  Travel through south Iceland’s farming lands, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers along the coast!  Walk behind the magnificent wall of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. We end this great tour with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60 meter high thundering waterfall to take your most memorable photographs. Tourists may even walk up the side to gain a bird’s eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.Experience all of these incredible landscapes as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage and watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast.  Book this great value and easy sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice and walk behind a 65 meters high waterfall in one day?  * Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subject to weather conditions. Please note: Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is cancelled. Disclaimer: All glacier and sightseeing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

Ice climbing and Glacier hiking Day tour from Reykjavík

The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Journey along the South coast of Iceland is just an icing on the cake! In just one day you will experience: spectacular South coast of Iceland guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier ice climbing session tailored for your level scenic stop at Skógafoss waterfall  Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides.  See the program of your trip: We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. Please note that it can take about 20 minutes to pick everyone up. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom. Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a decent spot for climbing. During the ice climbing session you will learn the basic movement of ice climbing receiving feedback to improve your skills. We can explore different locations during the day so you have the opportunity to try out different levels of difficulty. Between climbing sessions, our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world.  After about 3,5 to 4 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot.  From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us at location! Join us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull). What to bring: Warm waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear and gloves, snack and water bottle that can be refilled on the glacier.

Glacier hike day tour from Reykjavík

Join us on one of Iceland’s most popular day trip from Reykjavík, yet different with us. In a group of only 6 guests accompanied by experienced and qualified guide we go to the south coast of Iceland, experiencing a spectacular guided trip along rivers, waterfalls and volcanos with a final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. Our personalized glacier-hiking trip takes you along the riddles of the glacial wonder world. Experience the effects of climate change first hand on this fun and exciting tour that no one should miss out on while in Iceland. In just one day you will experience: spectacular South coast of Iceland guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier scenic stop at Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls  Don´t worry about the equipment, the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides.  See the program of your trip: We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. Please note that it can a few minutes to pick-up. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom. Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier. We spend the day hiking through the glacier and exploring crevasses and swell holes. Our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world. After about 2,5 to 3 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot.  From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 17:00 and 18:00. Meet us at location! Join us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour. Trip duration: 4 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull). What to bring: Warm waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear and gloves, snack and water bottle that can be refilled on the glacier.