South Coast With Ice-Walk | Day Tour | Midgard _81432


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South Coast With Ice-Walk | Day Tour | Midgard

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In this very magnificent tour you'll explore the south coast in its true beauty. The south coast is known to have some of Iceland's most famous attractions and natural wonders like Impressive coastlines, thunderous waterfalls, towering ice caps and glistening glaciers.

What to expect?

Impressive coastlines, thunderous waterfalls, towering ice caps, glistening glaciers! The dramatic Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, must-see waterfalls. Dyrholaey headland, with coastal cliff features, contrasts beautifully with the black pebble beach at Reynisfjara.

You will also experience walking on a glacier. The walk takes place on Sólheimajökull glacier which forms part of Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. The walk from the base to the glacier takes about 15-20 minutes and takes you through varied landscape, formed by the glacier over thousands of years. On the way it’s possible to see how rapidly the glacier has melted over the last 15 years.

After safety briefing and a lesson in ice walking we start our walk. We will walk in amazing terrain, over crevasses, sink holes and ice ridges, experiencing the unique glacier environment.

Sólheimajökull is the southernmost glacier in Iceland. The thickness of the ice is approximately 200 meters. The total size of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is close to 600 km2. The volcano Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanos, is partially covered by the ice cap.No special skills are required. The glacier walk is suitable for people in generally good health. Minimum age requirement is 8 years old.

All necessary equipment is provided: crampons, a helmet and a harness. You will need to wear good shoes (hiking boots or snow shoes) and warm clothes (it gets cold on the glacier even on sunny days).

What is included?

Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Hvolsvöllur area – Other pickup locations on request.

Super jeep guide

All equipement for ice-walking

Is this experience for me?

This experience is for anyone.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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