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Posted by Always Iceland on 03/10/2021

Iceland day tour: Explore the mesmerizing glaciers

Iceland day tour: Explore the mesmerizing glaciers

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Iceland is always considered one of the rare places on earth where glaciers are abundant. They are so much abundant that they make up 11% of the land surface. If you are in Iceland, you will get to explore many hikes along the glaciers cravasse, and walls. The immense beauty this region posses will take form beneath your feet on a glacier hike with guides who can take you along this mesmerizing view. 


Elements of a glacier


Talking about glaciers size and Iceland day tour; some are shrinking in size while others are growing continuously. In particular, Iceland has the largest and second-largest glaciers in Europe, Vatnajökull and Langjökull. The glaciers here have been developed by compacted snow for a very long period of time without any volcanic ash. Under huge pressure, glaciers are given an electric blue color where electric particles are forced out of them. 


When you go for a hiking activity, you will find ice caves formed by water entering crevasses that eliminate from the glacier. 


Places to the glacier hike


Svinafelljokull in the Skaftafell nature reserve is a great fit for the mountain hiking trails. There is a waterfall close to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can see large chunks of ice flowing towards the sea. Svinafellsjökull is very famous for its mesmerizing ridges and mindblowing views from the top. Check out this summer tour of hiking. 


If you want a level up the difficulty of your glacier hike, try Snæfellsjökull on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It is considered the most difficult glacier hike available in a day tour. It is highly recommended to explore during summers, and it offers some of the most amazing views from the top that reach towards the Westfjords and ReyKjanes peninsula. Explore this tour to live a lifetime experience in glaciers and be prepared for the difficulty it involves.


Vatnajökull is literally considered Europe’s largest glacier and it amasses up to 8% of the island’s surface. It is well connected to some other glaciers so that you can hike those as well, including Svinafellsjökull. You will not find many tour guides as this glacier is remote and have less crowd as well. Check out this tour which starts at Hólabrekka Farm.


Sólheimajökull is open for glaciers and people from all corners of the world explore this year around and it is located some hours drive from Reykjavik which takes you along the south coast where you can see waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss along the way. This glacier is perfect for inexperienced hikers. It is very easy to climb and amasses a memorable landscape around it.  


Talking about the glacier hiking experience in adventure Iceland tours, it is a very popular activity in Iceland and one can explore heavy white snow. 


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