Impressive coastlines, thunderous waterfalls, towering ice caps and 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).
Book now and join a tour with a small group of fellow travelers or send us a request for a private day tour (with or without the ice-walk).
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map) or free pick-up at nearby hotels in the Hella / Hvolsvöllur area.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||9:00 AM from the Midgard Office. Swing by a little earlier for a nice cup of coffee! –
We can also pick you up at your accommodation in the area from 8:45-9:15 AM (depending on your location)
|DURATION||7 – 8 hours|
|GROUP SIZE||There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case of fewer bookings we will give you two choices: alternative trip or 100% refund. Maximum size 16 people.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack.|
|Up on request||
Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.
Do you need accommodation? Midgard Base Camp offers bunk beds and private rooms. It´s the ideal base camp for you adventure travel in South Iceland. Midgard Base Camp also has a restaurant, a bar and a café.