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I hopped on a bus to head down to the southern tip of Iceland (from Reykjavik) to go glacier hiking and ice climbing with about 20 strangers. I would soon make friends with a school teacher who lives in Washington D.C. and was originally from...More
Beautiful glacier set between two mountains. We stopped here on our way back from the south coast tour and it was one of my favorite things to see that day. The glacier is large and we could only see the tongue from the walking trail....More
Organised with Icelandic Mountain Guides as part of a Grey Lines tour this was an amazing surprise. We had about 2 hours on the glacier in a real hike to the highest point. Organisation was top level with crampons and harnesses provided AND inspected to...More
Very cool site to visit. We stopped at 5 stops along the ring road that morning. This was my favorite. We did not do the glacier hike, but did hike right up to the edge of the glacier. Truly awesome to see. You really can't...More
This was one of my favorite places to visit within a day's drive of Reykjavik! You can walk down a well maintained trail right to the base of the glacier. We then walked back along the edge of the lagoon to view all the calves...More
We stuck to solid ground but many others took the organised tours out on to the ice of the glacier. The glacier lagoon is interesting in itself though this glacier isn’t one of the really spectacular ones on Iceland as it is one of the...More
Yes, you can definitely access it even if you don't have a 4wd. It is super easy. You park by a small building/barrack and walk as far as the trail allows you. You need to stop at the point which informs you it is no longer... More
Yes, you can definitely access it even if you don't have a 4wd. It is super easy. You park by a small building/barrack and walk as far as the trail allows you. You need to stop at the point which informs you it is no longer safe to walk (unless you are with someone qualified or a tour).