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Reykjavik Excursions - Take a Walk on the Ice Side

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Address: BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Less than two hours drive from Reykjavík is Eyjafjallajökull glacier, and...

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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amazing glacier hike

It was a great walk and interesting to see. Our guides Lenas and Haukur were fantastic and helpful. It's a long day though as the bus trip to get to the glacier is 2+ hours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shrewsbury, MA

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Shrewsbury, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great walk and interesting to see. Our guides Lenas and Haukur were fantastic and helpful. It's a long day though as the bus trip to get to the glacier is 2+ hours. The waterfall stop on the way back is wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

It's been a fantastic trip to walk on the ice side. We are equipped with a pair of crampons and an axe, and are well instructed and guided by an experienced geologist. The view of glacier if so cool. We spent an hour walking on the glacier.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were on a cruise ship and thought the best way to see the city was on the Hop off Hop on bus. We felt it wasn't as good as other hop on's we have been on. The trip around was fairly short with not a lot of interesting things to see really. It was only one line. We did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I had read beforehand that lunch would either be really early or late in the afternoon. The night before the excursion we went to the grocery store and got peanut butter & crackers and fruit. It was a good choice - it is a long day. I recommend bringing some snacks/lunch. The glacier hike itself was amazing. We walked in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Booked on line and very promptly received a mail to tell us we will have to stand outside the hostel a half hour before hand. Within five minutes we were off to the bus depot. The tour guide was from Japan, some one line jokes and this man made us feel at ease. He talked none stop tell us we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the Take a Walk on the Ice Side trek. They picked us up around 9 AM from the BSI Bus Terminal and we drove about 2 hours to the Sólheimajökull glacier. It was such a beautiful day and the 15 other people on the tour were just as excited. We broke off in to two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd tour with Reykjavik Excursions. I'm glad it wasn't our first because it was a little different from the others. There are no guides on the bus: it's an audio tour. The driver barely spoke English and we received very little information on how the day would go. The first stop was at a gas station at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

This was simply the best excursion we did in Reykjavik. I didn't really know what to expect, but I figured we'd get to walk on top of some snow covered glacier. I didn't expect that we would get to climb down into holes in the glacier. The guide (Karl, I think) was wonderful. I do think Reykjavik Excursions could do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

An exceptional experience after you do it. You get to see frozen lakes, glaciers, ice caves, ice tunnels and amazing views. It's a good 2 hours walk so be prepared for that. The guides are friendly and are locals. You get crampons to put on your shoes which helps you walk on the ice. Definitely give it a try if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

This is the third time I have done this excursion. The first time was over 4 years ago, the second in October and the third last week. Every hike is different, as the Glacier changes dramatically, especially over lengthy periods of time. The glacier hike itself is an experience everybody should embark on! Our tour guide this time round `K`... More 

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