About Ice Hiking Iceland
When making a trip to Iceland, it is hard not to pay attention to its 4,500 square miles of glacier. Ice hiking on the glaciers is practiced year-round and takes place mainly on the Sólheimajökull and Svínafellsjökull glaciers in the south of Iceland, to which day trips are offered from Reykjavík (and Skaftafell). Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the icecap of Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast of Iceland. It is one of the most easily accessible glaciers to reach from Reykjavík, just 158 kilometres away. Hiking trips are also available onto the Snæfellsjökull glacier in the west and the Vatnajökull glacier more towards the south-east. Vatnajökull glacier is the largest glacier in Europe, covering 8% of Iceland’s landmass.
Without exception, glacier walking or climbing should not be done without the accompaniment of a trained guide. Glacier walking tours can often be combined with other tours such as jeep safaris and boating on a glacier lagoon.
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