Glacier Walk & Northern Lights
We combine the best highlights for an awesome winter day tour: Glacier Walk, Traditional Icelandic food, two famous waterfalls and the aurora borealis.
Tour code: IMG07
The Perfect Winter Day Tour Combo of a Glacier Walk & the Northern Lights
On this day tour, we combine two winter highlights, a glacier walk and a search for the spectacular Aurora Borealis for an amazing day out in nature. We start by heading to the Sólheimajökull glacier, where we enjoy a safe and easy Glacier Walk up onto the ice field. As we explore all the features of the glacier such as water cauldrons, crevasses, ridges, and waterways, we learn about the history and formation of Icelandic glaciers. After the Glacier Walk, we head to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall before we enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant. As we head out into the night looking out for those magical Northern Lights, we pay a mandatory stop at the lit up Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.
Sept - Apr
11 - 12 hrs
30 min before departure
Up to 12 per guide on glacier
On the ice
10 yrs and a minimum shoe size of European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)
Everything about our hike was a thrill -- the geology, the ice caves, the glacial lake, and learning how to walk with crampons. I loved every minute and would do it again in a heart beat. The waterfalls we saw on the way, the outstanding dinner of lamb soup, and the northernlights above Seljalandsfoss waterfall are etched in my memory, and places I return to time and again in my mind for the sheer beauty and solitude they offer. I cannot say enough good things about our guides that day
Walking on Ice with Crampons
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Traditional dinner
- Glacier gear
- Safety equipment
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing
- Rain gear (jacket or pants) for glacier walk
- Hiking boots for glacier walk