Standing on top of a glacier is a goal you’d imagine only experienced mountain climbers are able to achieve, but it’s actually simpler than you think—it’s even achievable in a day’s trip from Reykjavik. But one cannot, of course, walk safely on top of a treacherous glacier without the help of experienced guides who have mapped out every crack in the ice and know the difference a single misstep can make. For over eighteen years Icelandic Mountain Guides have been finding ways to make these imposing phenomena reachable to all those who wish to explore them.
Step Into a Different World
Icelandic Mountain Guides offer day tours from Reykjavik to the Sólheimajökull glacier, as well as several day tours from Skaftafell National Park, which connects to Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. But why would anyone want to visit such a foreign and unforgiving landscape?