More than 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers and most of them are easily accessible, making Iceland the perfect place for many glacier activities including glacier hike. Most popular places for a glacier hike in Iceland is Sólheimajökull glacier, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull ice cap and in Skaftafell, a protected area in Vatnajökull National Park.
The glacier hike tours are fun and exciting way to explore the spectacular and dynamic glacial landscape, including crevasses, water cauldrons, ice ridges, small black volcanic sand hills and sometimes small holes or ice caves. The glaciers in Iceland have been melting rapidly in recent years so the glacial landscape is changing every day. The glacier hike is ideal for those who want to learn more about the glaciers, the guides will inform you all about the behavior of the glaciers and the effects of global warming.
No technical requirements are needed for the tours and all safety equipments are included (crampons, helmet and ice axe). The guide will teach you how to use the equipment before you start the hike. Combine your tour with other activity or book a day tour which also includes e.g. the Golden Circle or the South Coast.