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A Day of Glacier Exploration

Full Day Glacier Exploration An experience you will never forget!

  • 7 hours
  • 35,900 Icelandic krónur
  • Meeting point discussed during booking

Service Description

Experience the jaw-dropping beauty of an outlet glacier flowing from Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. Get face to face with otherworldly ice features that have intrigued scientists, mountaineers and polar explorers for centuries. Learn about how glaciers form, move and have impacted everyday lives locally for millennia. You will hear and see the role glaciers play in climate change, and what the human race can expect in the next centuries as they sadly retreat. During this adventure, you will not only learn how to use essential equipment for glacier travel, but actually put it to use as we move as part of a team on the hard ice. Once you've mastered the basics we will have the opportunity to push into more difficult terrain such as crevasse fields and whatever the glacier throws at us. This trip is built for all who can move with ease for a full day, and maybe even want to try exploring a feature selected by the guide. Come with us and we will make sure to send you home with a story. What's Included? - Certified and Experienced Hard Ice Guide/s - Knowledgeable and locally based guide/s (see more) - Guide/s will carry first aid kit, radio communication, crevasse rescue equipment. - Necessary safety equipment (crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe) - Short hike to the glacier (30-60 mins) - Hot chocolate - Icelandic Sweet Snack Difficulty rating - You should be able to hike between 7-12km in a day. - Be accustomed to walking on uneven grounds. - You will be asked to declare any medical conditions to your guide/s that will or could have an impact on a trip. If you are unsure if a medical condition will impact the trip, please email us before booking at How many people will be in the group? - We operate on a low client to guide ratio (8:1), minimum 2 persons - Minimum age 15 (guide has the right to ask for ID) What should I bring? - Sturdy hiking or mountaineering boots (shoes with good ankle support and a stiff sole, see FAQs). - Small/medium sized backpack for your personal belongings. - 1L Water per person. - Waterproof jacket and pants. - Warm clothes, sunglasses, cap/beanie, gloves (see FAQs). - Snacks are useful (sandwiches, nuts, breakfast bars, jerky etc.). - Camera/ mobile phone to capture your memories. (for tripods/drones see FAQs) - Your own vehicle transport to the meeting point.

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule your trip, you MUST give 48 hours notice prior to when your original trip starts. If YOU cancel within the 48 hours notice period your booking will not be refunded. THE WEATHER, if conditions are severe enough to force Ice Guardians to cancel a trip, the option to rebook for another day will be made available. Poor weather does not necessarily mean dangerous, Ice Guardians will operate in rain, hail, snow and wind as long as it does not affect safety. We know that it is unlucky to get bad weather, but please remember that Iceland has an varied climate and there is nothing we can do about it. Hence, if rebooking a trip is not viable, we will offer a full refund.

Contact Details

Haukafell Campground Lower Car Park Haukafellvegur, Iceland

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