This was by far, one of our favorite parts from our recent visit to Iceland.
We booked this “Blue Ice – Glacier Hike and Climbing” excursion through Arctic Adventures. Like I mentioned in a earlier post, we rented our waterproof boots, pants, and jackets from the company, and it was well worth the money. It rained every day during our trip, and while we lucked out and the rain held off for our excursion, it was nice to be safe than sorry with the waterproof gear. We opted out of the transportation fee since we rented a car and drove ourselves to the meeting point, about two hours southeast of Reykjavik.
The walk up to the glacier was absolutely breath-taking. Our guides described it as “lasagna” in the sense that over time, it has formed into multiple layers of snow (compacted into ice), along with volcanic ash.
After some exploring, we headed into one of the many crevices to try our hands at ice climbing.
I’m going to keep the video of me climbing for as few eyes as possible. Let’s just say that Clint was far better at this activity than me.
Perhaps one of the coolest parts of this day was getting to go inside a recently found cave. Due to the rapid rate that the glacier is melting, our guides said that this particular cave will be gone in as few as two months.
The walk back down was equally as beautiful, mesmerizing, and humbling. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting a cold weather location. This particular glacier is said to be completely melted within 150 years.
That’s all for now. Check back soon for more about our fabulous, is it too soon to go back already, trip to the beautiful Iceland.
5 thoughts on “Glacier Hiking in Iceland”
Great post. Are you thinking about going there and seeing it again in summer?
I haven’t considered visiting in the summer, when I return it will probably be in the winter again – in hopes of seeing the northern lights this time 😊
We were lucky enough to see northern lights. Have a look on our blog. We would like to come in summer because it ‘s supposed to be completely different 😉
Omg you are so adventurous Kelsey!! Where is your next trip? Have you been to NZ? I need recommendations of places to go during our honeymoon 🙂
Miss you pretty lady, great post!
It was an unforgettable experience, no doubt! I have not been to New Zealand – yet. I’ve done the cities in Europe, but would like to get out in the countryside of Ireland, Switzerland, etc. I need to make a bucket list blog soon… too many to contain to a reply 🙂