Our hike provided the most picturesque photo opportunities of my entire trip, and was also a safe option for all age levels. Our group ranged from young twenty-somethings to sprightly seniors, all of whom felt equally comfortable.
The glacier hike in Iceland was part of a day-long tour lasting twelve hours and including a variety of additional Icelandic sights: the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, a visit to the Eyjafjallajökull Eruption centre (remember the big volcanic eruption back in 2010), a stop at a quaint country inn for lamb soup, and multiple stops to attempt a glimpse of the infamous Aurora Borealis (unfortunately, the Northern Lights didn’t come out that night).
If you’re looking to dip your toe in the proverbial glacial waters, look no further. A great value for the cost, especially in a country where the exchange rate isn’t in favor of your wallet.
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Icelandic Mountain Guides
Glacier Walk and Northern Lights
Provided: Crampons and ice pick axes
Bring: A parka, hat, warm pants, gloves and camera
Additional Options: Ice Climbing I, Ice Climbing II, Mountain Skills, Winter Mountaineering, Glacier Traveling Course
Author: Gina Kremer is an adventure travel writer based in Denver, Colorado