Our first stop of the day is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall one of Iceland’s greatest attractions. Here you have the opportunity to walk behind the magnificent wall of water and feel the power generated by the fall. Seljalandsfoss is an excellent place for a memorable photoshoot. We will visit the hidden waterfall, Gljúfrabúi and enjoy a short hike between the two waterfalls.
Experience all those incredible places as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, an area rich of Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days, yo...)
Experience all those incredible places as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, an area rich of Viking history and heritage, watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days, you’ll have an excellent view of these renown volcanoes along with the Westman Islands just off the coast.
Next step on our journey is a giant step for those that have never set foot on a glacier. Hear the ancient ice crack as you safely enjoy your hike on the glacier tongue with our certified glacier guide. After the thrill of the glacier, we head for Re...)
Next step on our journey is a giant step for those that have never set foot on a glacier. Hear the ancient ice crack as you safely enjoy your hike on the glacier tongue with our certified glacier guide. After the thrill of the glacier, we head for Reynisfjara where you can leisurely stroll along the black sand beach known for its famous basalt columns and caverns. Witness the Reynisdrangar cliffs and basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea which Icelandic legends say are mischievous trolls turned into rock by the rising sun.
We end this great day tour with a stop at the majestic Skógafoss Waterfall. Here you can walk right up to the 60-meter high thundering waterfall and feel the spray on your face. You can even walk up the 527 steps to gain a bird’s eye view of the casc...)
We end this great day tour with a stop at the majestic Skógafoss Waterfall. Here you can walk right up to the 60-meter high thundering waterfall and feel the spray on your face. You can even walk up the 527 steps to gain a bird’s eye view of the cascading water and rainbows.
Pick up: Pick up starts at 08:00 am. You will be picked up from your selected Reykjavík pick up location and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. You will be picked up in a bus and will have an Arctic Adventures glacier gui...)
Pick up: Pick up starts at 08:00 am. You will be picked up from your selected Reykjavík pick up location and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. You will be picked up in a bus and will have an Arctic Adventures glacier guide during the tour.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Please note: This tour has a small group guarantee, meaning that the tour is always operated in a minibus giving you a more personal experience. Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if the weather is too bad to go on the glacier walk. If this cancellation occurs a part refund is given for missing the glacier hike.
Mesmerizing waterfalls, black sand beach and glacier hike!
Reviewed on January 15, 2022 by Karen93160 Review from TripAdvisor
I booked this tour because I wanted to discover the South Coast of Iceland and experience glacier hiking for the first time in my life.
I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and the raw and authentic character of the black sand beach and its 2 types of basalt. You had to be there to breathe, experience and absorb these magnificent landscapes and fresh air.
My favourite highlight of the tour was the glacier hike. Pavel, our hike guide, made sure we had the necessary equipment for safety reasons and showed us how to put on crampons. It was an amazing experience to walk on ice, the Solheimajokull was so blue!
And our tour guide, Pascale, was great. She was very knowledgeable on the geology of Iceland; she also showed us very old farms and recommended a good restaurant in Reykjavik where I met some of my tour fellows on the evening of the tour.
Fantastic adventure with stunning views!
Reviewed on December 13, 2021 by Heather O Review from TripAdvisor
The tour left on time and the guide Vernon provided us with interesting facts and information about Iceland (especially its volcanic and glacial activity). He was also very entertaining to listen to and offered to take lots of pictures throughout the day to capture the experience!
Thoroughly enjoyed all the stops organised on the trip from waterfalls to black beaches with enough time to enjoy and take in each location.
Top highlight - likely because the weather was fantastic - was the glacial walk! We were given clear instructions about how to use necessary climbing equipment as well as a safety briefing and quickly got started on our climb! The glacial guide took us through incredible crevices with beautiful views and it was an experience I will never forget!
I would recommend this to anyone seeking a bit of an adventure and great to do if you're travelling solo as you get to meet and spend time with other people on your tour group as you are out for a full day.
Fantastic experience all round!
Reviewed on October 25, 2021 by Cindy H Review from TripAdvisor
Great trip with an Good driver with lots of knowledge.
Reviewed on October 09, 2021 by O3020DIpatrickd Review from TripAdvisor
Fantastic tour along the south past of Iceland. The bus was a mini van witch was nice. It was a small group of people from different countries. Although items a raining day , we had a lot of fun and information from our Tourleider Baldwin. He told us a lot about the island and lot of facts over about everything weasels him.
He drove us past beautiful waterfalls, glaciers and black beaches. It was a wel organised trip. Many thanks.
South Coast Tour
Reviewed on October 04, 2021 by Amy S Review from TripAdvisor
Most Memorable Tour with Vjeran
Reviewed on September 28, 2021 by Cheery H Review from TripAdvisor
Absolutely amazing tour. We were so lucky to have Vjeran as our guide. He was the most knowledgable, kind and patient guide to have! He knows where to go, incredible detail of history and storytelling to keep everyone entertained, comfortable and happy. He always offers to take photos for you to make your trip incredibly memorable. Be sure to have the honey almond cod at the pit stop by the beach! The secret water fall, rainbows over the waterfalls, glacier walk is a must. Thank you so much Arctic Adventures, I can't recommend you enough.
Lifetime experience and birthday pressie
Reviewed on March 05, 2020 by CheekyCheryl Review from TripAdvisor
Wow wee what can I say, amazing tour (south coast tour, waterfalls and glacier tour with artic adventures) and a once in a lifetime experience. Guide was great and gave us local knowledge that you wouldn’t normally hear. Saw everything we had booked for, glacier walk was magical and the best birthday present for our son. Felt very safe with Maria on the snow/glacier.
Waterfalls were out of this world and having our picnic on the black sand beach was different and breathe taking. Our guide really did watch out for everyone’s safety and let us have enough time at each place.
Well worth the money and a slightly smaller tour think there was around 16-18 of us. Free WiFi on the mini bus. Great with children.
Recommend taking layers, sun cream for face, picnic as don’t want to waste time buying food and also take a good camera.
We had the perfect weather however in Iceland does change a lot.
Will book again with this company when we return. South coast tour with waterfalls and glacier hike is a must. The hike was 1.5hrs on the glacier and was doable for all ages and fitness as you stop and start. The mini bus driver/guide does stay on the mini bus so it’s your job to walk and nose around at your leisure - the guide does say where to look and what to becareful of. Make sure to wear sensible walking and waterproof ankle high boots and thermals .
Amazing guides and breathtaking scenery.
Reviewed on February 22, 2020 by Julie B Review from TripAdvisor
We booked the South Coast, waterfalls and glacier hike which I can’t recommend enough. Our guide for most of the day, Tristan, was friendly, knowledgable, helpful and happy to answer questions. Our guide for the glacier hike was (the wonderfully enthusiastic and funny) Maria, who was passionate about the glacier and a wealth of information; keeping us safe and away from any dangers. I would completely recommend considering the glacier hike as it was not exerting if you are of average fitness. Moreover, sadly the glacier has retreated a significant amount in the past 10 years and who knows what might happen in the next 10. An amazing and truly humbling experience! Thank you to both guides. x
Reviewed on January 31, 2020 by tdotnyc Review from TripAdvisor
Brilliant, professional, friendly - 10/10!
Reviewed on November 17, 2019 by worldtraveller9389 Review from TripAdvisor
We booked the South Coast, waterfalls and glaciers tour with Arctic Adventures (through Extreme Iceland) - in fact I’m writing this review on our bus back to Reykjavik.
I’ve been on countless tours previously and have extremely high standards so it’s very difficult to impress when it comes to group tours, however from the start of the day I have been blown away by this tour - prompt, professional, friendly, relaxed and informative.
The bus arrived at our pick up location before the estimated time, meaning we could be off on our way slightly earlier than we’d expected. The tour appears to be a maximum of around 20 people so no large groups - extremely comfortable minibus with reclining chairs, USB ports and free WiFi.
Our guide, Ollie, introduced himself and was friendly and personable throughout the day, sharing his and his family’s personal experiences of living in Iceland for many years. He is definitely one of the best guides I have ever had for a group tour - he made sure everyone was happy and allowed us enough time at each stop without being rushed.
The stops are all of course incredible, and would be so with any company. Arctic Adventures made the whole day just run smoothly - the glacier walk itself was a highlight and the guides that take you onto the glacier clearly very experienced. They ensured more nervous members of the group were relaxed and happy with the hike and the pace was perfect for everyone with plenty of photo stops (safety permitting!).
Overall I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company. We felt so smug with our friendly guide and small group when pulling up next to huge tour buses of 60+ people all trying to see the same sight within a short space of time. Brilliant day, thank you Ollie!
Reviewed on November 14, 2019 by Reece H Review from TripAdvisor
Lots to see and do. Walking through the caves was amazing Gilli and Hawk where fantastic guides and made the experience all the better.
Would definitely recommend and come back again. I will use Arctic Adventures in the future!
Great tour to see highlights
Reviewed on August 08, 2019 by Merilyn L Review from TripAdvisor
Accomplished More Than We Thought We Could!
Reviewed on July 31, 2019 by Wandering Tattler Review from TripAdvisor
Reviewed on July 23, 2019 by jillwt Review from TripAdvisor
Reviewed on June 28, 2019 by Lindsey Review from TripAdvisor
The Glacier Hike was an unforgettable, amazing experience! Absolutely breath-taking and our guide, Vjeran, was the best!! He was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much information about the glacier and its features on our hike.
The waterfalls were also breathtaking! I would definitely recommend this tour and consider yourself extra lucky if you can get Vjeran to be your guide!!
Beautiful stops - some like from a nature documentary
Reviewed on June 01, 2019 by Peter D Review from TripAdvisor
(At the time of this review, the Arctic Adventures web site titled this tour, "GLACIER HIKING AND SOUTH COAST CLASSIC FROM REYKJAVIK.")
We were picked up promptly at our designated bus stop in the morning. Although the trip was billed at 11 hours, we returned 12 hours later because our driver, Bjerk (sp?), added a bonus waterfall due to it being a rare, cloudless day. It was worth it.
Because we were in a smaller bus (a Mercedes Sprinter) than the more common big tour buses Bjerk was able to get us close to each stop's site so we could spend more time exploring it and less time walking to it from the parking lot.
The Reynisfjara black sand beach was gorgeous on this calm day. The sight of birds soaring along the towering cliffs above the beach and in and out of their nests there made us feel like we were in a nature documentary.
The highlight of the day was hiking the Sólheimajökull glacier with our guide Vjernan. He diligently ensured that each of us was properly outfitted with hiking boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, and helmet. Earlier in the day he had cut steps into the glacier in some of the steeper places to make it easier to navigate. He was very attentive to those members of our group that needed extra assistance.
While hiking the glacier, it can sometimes be difficult to stop and take a photo or video without losing contact with the group. Instead, use an action camera, like a GoPro, mounted on yourself, so both hands are free for balance and using the axe.
We did the Golden Circle Superior tour with Arctic Adventures the day before. That was fun, but if you only have one day, we'd recommend this tour. Go Team Vernon!
Reviewed on June 01, 2019 by Navi Review from TripAdvisor
Arctic adventures are very professional.well timed,enough for every stop.the guide gave good info especially on where to buy food etc on the way.best was our glacier hike with coach Vernon.he is an excellent teacher.I am not much of a hiker,but this isnot so difficult especially who want to have the experience of climbing on ice.Vernon gave every detail very well on how to use the equipments,how to balance and info on the glaciers.he knew exact stops for taking good shots.this itenary covers excellent scenic stops and adds adventure at the same time.A must do when in iceland that too with Arctic adventure.we rented waterproof trousers that helped near the waterfalls.not required for the glacier though and renting shoes is definitely not required for this trip.All in all this was one if the memorable days of my life.Thank you Arctic adventures
Interesting trips, need better buses
Reviewed on May 30, 2019 by welovetravel2013 Review from TripAdvisor
We took two separate 1 day tours with Arctic Adventures, reviews as follows:
South Coast Waterfalls & Glacier hiking trip - this is a long day but that is clearly explained on the website so no surprises and it is worth it for the combination of sights that you see (the waterfall to walk behind, the black sand beach and the glacier walk) but do go prepared with food and drinks as there are limited options on the route and note that there are no facilities at all at the glacier walk location. Bus organisation could do with a bit of improvement, we waited 30 mins for the bus to arrive (again this is clear on the info but not ideal when waiting in the cold - luckily for us iceland was experiencing a heat wave!) then when it turned up it was a mini-bus that was really cramped and claustrophobic with no leg room at all. Fortunately we were swapped for another bus (more like a mini-coach layout with 2 seats on one side and 1 on the other with tall windows for the views) but for a 12 hour trip the bus was a bit old and bumpy.
We also did the golden circle premium day trip which is a packed day of the 3 key sites of the golden circle but also plus a trip to a geothermal power plant which was really interesting. Same comment about the bus it was a bit old and tired.
Both guides (Paulmi and Fifa) were very good as was our guide on the glacier walk (marcello)
Reviewed on May 05, 2019 by allie2443 Review from TripAdvisor
Reviewed on February 11, 2019 by sital_27 Review from TripAdvisor
I did the Golden Circle, Southshore Adventure and the Northern Lights tour with Arctic Adventures and all three were excellent!
The tour guides vere very knowledgeable and packed in as much as possible as well as some extras that weren't actually part of the tour.
I loved every minute of it.
Misinformed of pick-up time, and other glitches
Reviewed on January 13, 2019 by Wendy V Review from TripAdvisor
The tour itinerary itself is very good, and especially the very helpful guide for glacier hiking who went out of his way to make sure am able to hike up and down.
The biggest issue we faced is the coordination of the pick-up. We received advise via email a day before the tour that pick-up is at 8am. So we started to be at the pick-up station at 7:45am. It was raining and very cold, up to 8:15 there was no pick-up and I called up the reception and was advised that the pick-up is at 9am. The person who received my call mentioned that they sent the revised pick-up time via email that morning itself. How can they expect their visitors to have access to internet and check their emails??
The driver who picked us up, left his license or driving card or something, and he had to drive to his place.
During the drive, the driver was talking about the sceneries, but the windows are very dirty and cannot see anything outside! At the first stop, I talked about it to one of the passengers and he must have heard and the windows were cleaned with better view when we hopped back to the bus.
My only consoldation is the guy who guided us during the glacier hiking. He is so nice, because I was panting and asked that I go back, he helped me the whole time to to climb up and down the glacier hills.
Reviewed on December 11, 2018 by Frank P Review from TripAdvisor
Stop going in circles - get straight on this tour bus
Reviewed on November 12, 2018 by hornbeamVal Review from TripAdvisor
On our way back from England we took advantage of the Icelandair Stopover for 3 nights. We looked for a trip to take in some of the many waterfalls and as it was my birthday I had decided I wanted to walk on a glacier, this is the tour that covered both.
We were picked up from Bus Stop 13 which is outside the Tourist information Office, you can stand inside and wait for your coach/mini bus if the wind is bitter but watch out for your tour as the drivers have other stops and they don’t dally.
We had a great driver and he gave us a good commentary as we drove along the beautiful south coast. After a quick coffee/restroom/buy a hat break we were off to our first waterfall. Note at the café stop there are toilets inside the shop, there was a long queue for the individual toilets however there is a block of toilets out to the side of the store – very clean and I had the place to myself!
Seljalandsfoss. Not the biggest waterfall but you can walk the trail behind the falls. The trail itself is quite rugged and obviously wet and slippery, rain gear is a necessity and good hiking boots. If you continue the trail to the other side of the falls you will need to scramble up some pretty good size rocks to join the trail. We had about 45 minutes here so time to wander along and see a few of the other waterfalls.
On to Skogafoss. It is possible to climb up to the top of these falls (can be done in 5 mins said the driver!), we only had 30 minutes here and I hesitated for a moment whether I should go for it. The trail of people looked like ants climbing the 500 odd steps, but feeling in fairly good shape I said “see ya” to hubby who wisely stayed to see the falls from the bottom. Well if you are in a rush be of good health as it was a bit of a grunt, I did stop a few times to take in the views (puff, pant) at the top there is a viewing platform where the water rushes over, quite spectacular. Going down of course was a breeze and I made encouraging remarks to the poor souls slogging their way up, luckily I didn’t need to do CPR on anyone! Halfway down I was met by hubby - he didn’t want me to have all the fun. If you are lucky, as we were, and the sun is out, you get to see a beautiful rainbow over the falls.
Back on the bus and on to Reynisfjara, the black sand beach and a place for a spot of lunch and perhaps more important a place to “spend a penny” (your ISK). If you wait till you get to the glacier to use the restroom you will need to walk a distance across the rocky parking lot and time is of the essence as your group will be gearing up for the glacier hike. I think the charge there was 300 ISK.
The tour describes the Solheimajokull glacier hike as 1 ½ hours however you are there for about 3. You do sign a waiver and you do need to be in good health as it is quite a hike. You must wear high top hiking boots, they check, and if necessary you can rent some at the time you make your reservation. We got fitted for crampons (but you carry them until you reach the glacier), put on a harness, helmet and got an ice axe and then our excellent guide talked a bit about the dos and don’ts of the hike. Off we went for about 20 minutes over some rough terrain and then stopped at the bottom of the glacier to put on our crampons and learn how to walk in them. The guide will put you in single file and that is how you will be for most of the hike. We kept up a good pace with a few stops to talk about how to maneuver round/up/through but mostly the aim is to get up onto the glacier so you have a bit of time to look around. The glacier from a distance looks pristine white, up close it is covered with a layer of ash. We got to learn a little about the different features, looked in some moulins –shafts in the ice where water has percolated down, the guides took photos of us and then it was time to head back down - we were at about 1000’ elevation (no the helicopter doesn’t appear to whisk you away, not on this tour anyway!)
On the bus back to Reykjavik we rested our aching limbs, watched a gorgeous sunset, connected to their free wifi and sent off pictures of our grand day out. It was a memorable birthday and certainly whet our appetites for another trip back to Iceland.
A really impressive tour with great guides
Reviewed on October 17, 2018 by Cheryl E Review from TripAdvisor
Brilliant day out
Reviewed on September 06, 2018 by travelling193 Review from TripAdvisor
Great tour but make sure you bring hiking shoes with ankle support
Reviewed on August 02, 2018 by EAGB Review from TripAdvisor
Awesome day from beginning to end!
Reviewed on June 23, 2018 by Tricia032017 Review from TripAdvisor
If you only have time for one tour during your time in Iceland, I would highly recommend this one. Beautiful waterfalls, stunning landscapes and a chance to strap on crampons and walk on a glacier!
Becca was our guide & driver for the day and was great – very friendly & gave lots of interesting tidbits and info throughout the tour. She also gave me a personal recommendation & tip for another tour which I wound up booking :)
Adam was our guide on the glacier hike and was great as well. He was so much fun, friendly and very personable. He made an effort to get to know everyone in the group (there were 8 of us) and was also very attentive throughout the hike to make sure everyone was doing okay/keeping up. The hike itself was such a cool thing to experience; I would definitely sign up to do something like it again.
Thanks Becca, Adam and Arctic Adventures for such an awesome day!
Good tour guides, but bad quality of rental equipments
Reviewed on June 04, 2018 by Vivian L Review from TripAdvisor
The tour guides of glacier hiking are very nice and helpful.
Unluckily we completed the tour with heavy rain. We had rented 3 pairs of hiking shoes, but one of the pairs was broken and with a big hole. It made my feet got all wet before the glacier hiking. The driver told me that I can only change to another pair of shoes when arriving the meeting point of glacier hiking. However the shoes there were wet too...so i wore a pair of wet shoes for the whole tour of glacier hiking. It was very irresponsible to bring broken shoes for customer, especially on the day with extreme weather conditions.
Trip of a Lifetime
Reviewed on March 28, 2018 by seeingspots Review from TripAdvisor
Reviewed on March 14, 2018 by Hairudin Review from TripAdvisor
What an amazing day!
Reviewed on February 23, 2018 by 3amann Review from TripAdvisor
We were picked up from central Reykjavik by our tour guide Kata in a minibus. She was very friendly and told us lots of interesting facts and stories about the places we visited and about different things we could see whilst driving around South Iceland. The drive out of Reykjavik was a bit long but we stopped at a service station to stretch our legs and use the toilets. We saw two waterfalls, Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss, first. It was a bit busy with other tours, but not unpleasant. We then headed to Reynisfjara, the black sand beach, which was incredible but also very windy! The basalt formations and cave were impressive. We finished the day with an easy hike up the Solheimajokull glacier, lead by our hiking guide Ravi. It was so beautiful and a once in a lifetime sort of experience.
I would definitely recommend this tour. Bring a camera, wear a waterproof jacket and trousers, and good, sturdy hiking books - and have fun!
WOW - what a great day!!!
Reviewed on February 18, 2018 by Steve P Review from TripAdvisor
Artic Adventrures did an exceptional job showing us teh most beautiful waterfalls and coordinating a hike on galcier -highly recommended.
Bus pick up is painless and for us right on time. Artic Adventures bent over backwards working to get tardy travelers to the bus. Going so far as to call one traveler who had overslept and swining back to pick her up. Can't say i appreciated the daly but if I had been that traveler ( and we have all been there) I would have been very grateful.
Van tokj our small group right up to the waterfalls - fanstasic view and great time.
Highlight for me was the glacier walk. If you are the least bit mobile and in shape this is a no brainer. you strap on crampoons and a helmet and pick up an ice ax (mostly a photo prop) and literally hike up to and across an actaul glacier. I mean blue ices, crevasses etc. An amazing thing to see. Our guide provided running commentary on the history of the area, facts about galciers and a whole host of interesting and relevant information.
Reccommend doing this trip as the galcier is receding rather quickly, It is alarming to see where they have marked the actual location for the last 10 years and see how far it has moved (100m per year).
Highly recommend the trip and Artic Adventures!!
Very enjoyable day out
Reviewed on February 12, 2018 by Luis R Review from TripAdvisor
We were lucky in that there were only about 10 people on the tour. Of those 4 disappeared before lunch to do the glacier hike.
Our tour guide and driver George, despite not being a native Icelander, was very knowledgeable and insightful about life and culture of the country. We had plenty of time at the main stops.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day out. Stunning scenery.
Tip. Bring a pack lunch and a flask to eat by the beach in Vik.
Fantastic Glacier Hike!
Reviewed on February 08, 2018 by Lisa Review from TripAdvisor
We were only in Iceland for 2 days and booked this 12 hour extravaganza. It was well worth it! We were in a small bus and visited waterfalls and the black sand beach before spending 2 hours on the glacier. You don't need to bring food, the driver/guide stops at a rest stop so you can get water, a sandwich, or other snacks. You do need to dress warmly and your gear needs to be water proof/resistant - think skiing in snowy weather.
Reviewed on February 07, 2018 by nicolep0195 Review from TripAdvisor
Reviewed on November 28, 2017 by CLS2611 Review from TripAdvisor
Iceland is known for colourful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day.
Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend dressing in layers. 3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker.
Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.
Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflecting off of the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.
We recommend bringing your own backpack on our full day or 1/2 day tours. It’s great to carry a small lunch and some extra clothing.
You can bring your camera along, and you should definitely bring one since the setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. We recommend you take a close look at our trip description and difficulty rating, they will hopefully give you a better idea. It is also good to contact your physician, pregnant women’s health can be quite different. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
We do not provide lunch on any of our trips, so we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).
Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer.
When glacier hiking you will be provided with an ice axe, harness and helmet. This will help you to complete the tour safely.
When snow stays long enough in one place it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. As there is a lot of snow in Iceland, it forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest glacier named Vatnajökull. This Glacier Guide will also tell you everything you may want to know about Glaciers.
Rain is not uncommon in Iceland. However, we do not let the rain stop our tours. This is why having appropriate clothing is very important to keep you warm and dry. Nature is not something that we can control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. If your safety is compromised by going on the tour, we will cancel and you will be fully refunded.