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Glacier Tours In Iceland
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What To Wear For Iceland Glacier Walk or Hike
We visited in the summer but as you may know that Icelandic weather can change without warning, so pack accordingly. Reykjavik, although cold, gave us summer midnight sun and the south of Iceland had mysterious low hanging clouds, rain, hale and all sorts. You don’t have to pack everything under the sun, but picking clothes you can layer up as well as items suitable for all weather as well is my advice.
I came layered up in thermals, a jumper dress, and my trusted lightweight Mountain Equipment jacket. I bought this jacket a long time ago and it has seen me through hikes inSnowdonia, Norway, and a few other places. It’s waterproof, keeps body heat well and can handle pretty much all the mountain can throw at it without being bulky or weighty and can fold into a nice little ball. So if you are going to be taking part in any Iceland glacier tours from Reykjavik or embarking on glacier hiking in Iceland, guided or self-guided, I would highly recommend you check the weather in Iceland before leaving and pack accordingly. Below is also a few items you might want to pack on your trip. If heading to Iceland in the winter, make sure you pack for the Iceland winter which can be harsh.
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What to Pack For An Iceland Glacier Hike
Iceland Glacier Tours From Reykjavik
If you want to add a little adventure to your experience of the land of fire and ice. There are at least 13 large glaciers in Iceland and with many Iceland glacier tours from Reykjavik, you can jump on a tour easily even if on a short visit. There are tours offering Iceland walks in Iceland’s Skaftafell nature reserve. This is Iceland’s second largest national park and home to Skaftafellsjökull glacier. You can do glacier hiking, easy glacier walks as well as ice climbing in Iceland glacier caves.
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This is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!! Glacier walk in Iceland skaftafell is going on the bucket list! Honestly I've never considered putting Iceland on my travel list but I am a sucker for natural wonders, and that is exactly what this is. Your pictures are amazing and I can only imagine that they don't do this beauty its true justice. Great post!
Thanks! Yep pictures definitely dont do this place any justices. Will also ad glacier walk to skaftafell on the last for the next visit to Iceland.
I've always wanted to go to Iceland and these photos are so gorgeous! Great post 🙂 Will definitely be adding glacier hiking in Iceland from Reykjavik hopefully when we visit.
Yep, Iceland is definitely a land of surprises and glacier walks in Iceland are a cool way of adding a little adventure into your itinerary.
I hadn't heard of that glacier, but I definitely want to check it out the next time I go to Iceland! I wonder if there are tours of Skaftafell glacier hike medium difficulty? This looks incredible!
Not all glacier walks are difficult. I am sure you can find something fitting.
These glacier walks in Iceland look amazing. What an epic road trip. When I make it to Iceland I'll make sure I come here!
It was definitely an epic trip. I cant wait to visit Iceland again. Hope to add one of the ice climbing tours to the itinerary next time.
wow! That looks amazing. I have not been to Iceland so I cant even imagine this! Fun fact that so many movies were filmed there. I had no idea! I usually head to warmer climates for vacation but will definitely keep this in mind. I guess this is probably one of the best day hikes in Iceland I have seen around glaciers. I wonder if there are skaftafell tours from Reykjavik as thats another glacier I have so much about lately.
Aw this is so beautiful! Iceland is the next country I want to visit and this post makes me so excited. I just hope they have some easy hikes in Iceland. Stunning photography as always 🙂 Di you manage to visit Iceland glacier solheimajokull?
Omg, such a stunning place! Definitely, have to add glacier hiking in Iceland, that or glacier climbing Iceland when I visit Iceland. If this is summer I would hate to see what winter looks like :O This is probably the best time to hike Iceland glaciers or mountains in general if this is as good as it gets weather-wise that is.
Stunning is such an understatement. You have to see this glacier for yourself. Just breathtaking.
I absolutely love your pictures! Looks like a glacier hiking tour in Iceland is a must. I would love to plan a trip to Iceland soon! As soon as I can wrap my head around the icy cold weather lol
Haha, can you believe this was Iceland in the summer??! lol You definitely need to see this place one day. I was in awe almost every mile we drove in Iceland.
It’s so crazy – the water along the shore looks totally freezing but I know I’d still be tempted to jump right in! Definitely adding glacier hiking in Iceland on my bucket list! I have heard some much about Iceland hiking trips. I really need to book one of these Iceland hiking tours
Haha I know what you mean. I wanted to do the same thing but stopped in my tracks each time I thought about how long I would last in the freezing water.
Man, these are such cool pictures! Would love to do ice climbing in Iceland. Going to check out one of the Iceland glacier tours from Reykjavik.
You defintely should. This was definitely one of the best glacier hikes in Iceland, easy ones I might add. You check out the many tours available.
Amazing pictures Bee. Did you by any chance also do the glacier walk in Iceland Solheimajokull? I am thinking of adding that to my list of glacier tours in Iceland I am hoping to do.
Max, I don’t think we got to see Solheimajokull. Perhaps next time.
You are such an adventurous traveller. These pictures are just amazing. I think you may have awakened the adventurer in me. I will be adding on the the easy glacier walks in Iceland hopefully when I visit later next year.
Haha, I do love a bit of an adventure and Iceland is just breaming with cool spots to check out at every turn. I am sure you can find something easy on the many glacier walks in Iceland, just to get you started. 😀
We are heading to Iceland, probably around the same period you visit. I was searching for what to what to wear on glacier hike in Iceland. Considering this was summer in Iceland, I definitely need to pack warm. It’s not summer like I know it. Certainly gives me some insights on the best glacier hike Iceland tours available. Thanks a mil!
Yep, Iceland summers are nothing like I know them too but this was definitely an experience of a life time exploring Iceland. Glacier walk in Iceland of ice climb are definitely adventures not to miss in Iceland. Have fun!