Glacier walk - Chasing ice

Duration2 hours

Wander into a world of ice in this step by step adventure across remarkable frozen terrain.

What to expect?

We gear up at our base by Sólheimajökull glacier (Arcanum Glacier café). From there we walk towarch the glacier, through a landscape that has come from under neath ice in recent years as it is melting fast. Along the way we get a good view of the glacier lagoon and the glacier and its environment. When we come to the glacier we have a safety briefing and a short lesson how to use the crampons and the icepick for the ice. Then we walk on to the glacier.

Glacial landscape is amazing and dynamic, including crevice, holes and small black volcanic sand hills. Sometimes we are able to look into the small holes or caves.

In winter the ice is blue and clear, except that the surface is covered with snow, but the summer the ice more whiter well as volcanic ash is visible and it forms various pattern in the landscape of the glacier

As previously mentioned, the glacial landscape is changing from day to day which makes it even more interesting to see and explore. Likewise glacier been melting very rapidly in recent years that has made his surroundings more exciting. Sólheimajökull glacier is the ideal place for those who want to see geomorphology in formation and effects of global warming on glaciers.

Estimates indicate approximately 1 hour on the glacier.

What is included?

- English speaking guide- Helmet- Crampons- Ice axe - Other safety equipment

What do I need to bring?

Bring warm clothing and something watherproof to wear and good walking shoes.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 48 hours before event or less.
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Meeting Point

  • Meet on location