You’ve come to the land of ice (and fire), and you want to get up close and personal with one of the big boys - the iconic glaciers Iceland is famous for. Here’s the good news: there’s a plethora of exciting glacier tours Iceland to join, whether you are staying for a few days or weeks. Let us show you five of the best.
Why visit the glaciers of Iceland?
With 11% of Iceland covered in ice, its ice caps and many outlet glaciers are a spectacular sight. They definitely merit a close-up look, and when we say ‘close-up,’ we mean getting right onto the ice. Wander through dazzling white glaciers with frosty blue and grey hues, the ice sculpted into extraordinary formations.
Glaciers are formed when compacted snow builds up centuries or even more millennia. These great sheets and rivers of ice - constantly changing shape, occasionally growing but mostly receding - are a must-see phenomenon when visiting Iceland. Leave the edge behind, stride out onto the ice, slip-free on crampons, and follow your experienced guide onto a frozen world that will blow your mind!