Exploring Glaciers in Iceland

Glacier hiking in Iceland is an adventurous and fun way to see this unusual country.

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.

For More Information:

Icelandic Mountain Guides
Glacier Walk and Northern Lights
Cost: $220
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
www.mountainguides.is
http://www.mountainguides.is/DayTours/GlacierTours/TourItem/872

Author: Gina Kremer is an adventure travel writer based in Denver, Colorado

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