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Glacier hiking and ice climbing in iceland

When in Iceland one should not simply pass by the massive glaciers while driving the ring road, it’s a must to get up close and witness these magnificent ice giants at first hand. So escape the comfort zone and take a step on the ice…but be careful! Where to go? One of the most convenient and easiest glacial walks take you to Sólaheimajökull, a beautiful outlet glacier from the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Under the cap lies the Katla caldeira, one of Iceland’s biggest volcano that eventually will erupt again one day. We recently got the chance to visit the glacier by going on a Glacier hiking and ice climbing tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides, a leading tour operator in Iceland with over two decades of experience in the Icelandic wilderness. How to get there? Getting there is easy; a mere 2 hour drive from Reykjavik on a nice paved road. Just drive south east on the ring road (nr. 1) and you’ll spot a sign for “Sólheimajökull” to the left. A cheap rental should do the job, a 4×4 won’t be necessary. Alternatively, you can ask for a transport when you book the tour for a reasonable price. There are at least two mandatory stops along the way: […]

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