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Take a Walk on the Ice Side

Address: BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Háaleiti)
Phone Number: 354-580-5400
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Ranked #90 of 202 Sightseeing Tours in Reykjavik
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Less than two hours drive from Reykjavík is Eyjafjallajökull glacier, and just a little further the...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Less than two hours drive from Reykjavík is Eyjafjallajökull glacier, and just a little further the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends down from Mýrdalsjökull. We take an easy walk on crampons up on to the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was feeling apprehensive about glacier walking,however, my doubts were unfounded. the guides were very patient explaining how to fit crampons and harnesses. The glacier was stunning and the guide stopped at regular intervals for photo opportunities and to view ice sculptures etc Thanks for a memorable day!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This was a day to remember. A fantastic excursion with great, informative guides (Anna is brilliant!). The views are breathtaking and no photos will do them justice! I would happily do this excursions again. RE are great with the pick ups and drop offs, which make life so much easier. I would bring food and warm clothes and ski gloves... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an all day experience so make sure you pack some food and wear proper gear (Ski gear recommended and a good set of boots) We booked all of our activities through American Express Travel Concierge and this specific tour was done by Icelandic Mountain Guides; the tour guides were excellent!!! They set up pick up time at 8:00... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Travelled to the glacier with Reykjavik Excursions for about two hours. When we got off, we met with our friendly guides and we started to get equipped for the challenge. Unfortunately it took us about 40minutes to walk to the glacier as the path to the glacier has been recently changed. Once we got to the glacier, it was stunning,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The collection for the tour was to be between 0830-0900. I was waiting in the hotel lobby at 0823. At 0907 I asked my reception team to call the tour operator. It turns out they were in my lobby at 0855 and asked for me at reception, but they didn't actually look at the ONLY man in the LOBBY, me.... More 

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Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Took the tour from the BSI Terminal In Reykjavik. Knowledgeable and interesting commentary by the guide there and back. Most people on the bus were not on the glacier walking tour so the four hardy souls who were were going onto the glacier were dropped off at the end of a rough gravel road about 500 metres from the glacier... More 

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ReykjavikExcursions, Public Relations Manager at Take a Walk on the Ice Side, responded to this review

Dear Danny, Glad to read about your glacier walk experience. It is very encouraging for us to receive compliments as they encourage us to continue to do our utmost and always try to deliver the best customer service available at each time. If you ever return to Iceland I do hope you will join some of our other tours and... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Johno was our guide and he did a wonderful job taking my Mother, Husband , his friend and myself around the glacier. He taught us so much about the ice, the ashes and our surroundings. Taking us to fun surprises like a tunnel in the ice were memories that we will always cherish. I highly recommend this experience!

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ReykjavikExcursions, Public Relations Manager at Take a Walk on the Ice Side, responded to this review

Dear Valerie, Thank you for your kind words towards the tour. I will pass this on to the guide. All the best, Helga Bryndís _________________________________ Helga Bryndís Jónsdóttir Quality, Environmental & Safety Control Reykjavik Excursions More 

Denver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

You have to take the glacier walk! Our guide, Jono, was excellent and very experienced, having guided and climbed in Alaska, Patagonia, Antarctica and New Zealand. He is also a NOLS and an EMT...very impressive creds, for sure. He was so knowledgeable and took us into some impressive areas of the Solheimajokull glacier, which is one of the glaciers monitored... More 

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ReykjavikExcursions, Public Relations Manager at Take a Walk on the Ice Side, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you for sharing your amazing glacier walk experience. If you ever return to Iceland I do hope that you will join some of our other tours and discover differnent parts of the country. All the best, Helga Bryndís _________________________________ Helga Bryndís Jónsdóttir Quality, Environmental & Safety Control Reykjavik Excursions More 

Buffalo NY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We treated ourselves while in Iceland and signed up for the glacier hike with the Icelandic Mountain Guides. It's a little pricier than we normally spend for excursions, but it was totally worth it. We had a little confusion with the bus pick up and trying to find the correct bus at the BSI terminal. We were on a small... More 

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ReykjavikExcursions, Public Relations Manager at Take a Walk on the Ice Side, responded to this review

Dear Sara, Very happy to read that you really enjoyed the tour Take a Walk on The Ice Side. Once-in-a-life experience for many and leaving pleasant memories. I will pass your kind words towards the guide onto him. MANY THANKS. All the best, Helga Bryndís _________________________________ Helga Bryndís Jónsdóttir Quality, Environmental & Safety Control Reykjavik Excursions More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had such a great time on this tour. The guides were friendly and very informative. Everything went smoothly - including the pick up! The hike isn't very strenuous, the views are breathtaking & the glacier reflects a beautiful blue-like colour (only in winter though!). We brought our lunch with us and ate on the coach before the hike. The... More 

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ReykjavikExcursions, Public Relations Manager at Take a Walk on the Ice Side, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Happy to read that you enjoyed your tour. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk on a glacier. If you return to Iceland you might join some of our other tours. All the best, Helga Bryndís _________________________________ Helga Bryndís Jónsdóttir Quality, Environmental & Safety Control Reykjavik Excursions More 

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