Blue Ice - Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing



Blue Ice - Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing

A glacier tour combining both glacier hiking and a bit of ice climbing. The tour takes place on the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier tongue. You will explore the crevasse-riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. Daily departures all year. Tour operates from Sólheimajökull glacier at 11:30.

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Location Sólheimajökull glacier

GPS: 63°31’00.48″N, 19°22’00.12W(WGS84) 
Distance from Reykjavík is 164 km / 101 mi.   
 
Tour starts at 11:30 AM
- Meeting point the parking lot by Sólheimajökull at 11:30 AM.
 
Hotel pick-up time at 9:00 AM - Chosen in the booking process.

Included

  • About 4 hours hiking and climbing on the glacier
  • Guidance from a specially trained and certified glacier guide
  • An introduction to ice climbing
  • Glacier gear (crampons, ice axe, helmet and climbing harness)

Highlights

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier (Solheimajokull glacier)
  • Dramatic landscape of mountains and ice
  • Skógafoss waterfall (Skogafoss waterfall)
  • Ice climbing (optional)
  • Glacier hiking

Optional

  • Transfer from and to Reykjavík. Tour duration with transfer from Reykjavík is about 10 hours. Hotel pick-up time is 9:00 AM, please be ready at your hotel at 8:30 AM if you choose transfer in your booking process. If you have not booked accommodation in Reykjavík just choose "To be announced" for pick-up location and get back to us when you have further details.
  • Hiking boots can be rented
  • Ice cimbing

Please bring with you

  • Lunch for the day
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Warm headwear and good waterproof winter gloves
  • Good hiking shoes

Minimum age is 14 years.

 

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