A Once in a Lifetime Glacier Experience

|March 30, 2017
I am Jamie, a seventeen year old girl who lives in Belgium. I am studying tourism at PIVA, it is a school in Antwerp and I absolutely love it! So far, I’ve seen several cities in Europe. I love to do some sightseeing and visit places I have never been to before. My interests are traveling and taking photographs. Last week, I arrived in Iceland to do an internship supported by Erasmus. You have to know, Iceland has been my dream destination for such a long time! I was over the moon when I heard the news that I’d be living in Reykjavík for over a month! So now, I’m blogging about my experiences and I can’t wait to share them with you in the tag: Jamie Tackles!

When the driver dropped us near the glacier, our glacier guide provided us with all the equipment we needed. We were given glacier crampons to put on our hiking shoes so we wouldn't fall or slide about. We, also, were given ice axes for additional support.


My hike on Sólheimajökull glacier is an experience I will never forget!
It was a rainy and windy day but I still had great fun on my Glacier Experience Excursion!

We were picked up at the location we had arranged when we booked. On the way we stopped at a small shop, giving us the opportunity to have a drink and a snack, the chance to use the bathroom before we set off for the glacier was also greatly appreciated! Those who had not brought a packed lunch were able to buy lunch to take along with them.

When the driver dropped us near the glacier, our glacier guide provided us with all the glacier equipment we needed. We were given glacier crampons to strap onto our hiking shoes so we wouldn’t fall or slide around. We were also issued with ice axes to provide additional support if this was needed.

The guide was really friendly and helpful, taking good care of a girl from our group was became somewhat short of breath, making several stops to make things a bit easier for her, which was really helpful. Every time we stopped our guide would tell us really interesting things about the glacier and the way it had changed over the years. We had many opportunities and plenty of time to take photographs.

We drove to two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Again, we had plenty of time to get to know these beautiful waterfalls and to really enjoy them. I think, if the weather had been sunny, we would have been able to see a rainbow over the waterfalls. Both waterfalls were so big and beautiful with birds flying above them, even in these really wet conditions we experienced something wonderful. I felt as though I was part of a beautiful landscape painting, the scenery here is very similar to that shown in the movie, Frozen.

I would recommend this tour to anyone who is ready for some adventure and who longs to walk on a real glacier.

Happy glacier hiking!

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