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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terrific afternoon hiking a glacier. Our guide Tinna was excellent. This was really something different to experience such an amazing landscape. Our guide stopped regularly to allow the group to learn about the glacier and take in the views. Would recommend including a glacier hike...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier. And it was the first time for almost all the other members of my group, and thus it was a very memorable and unforgettable experience. The operator was very professional, and our guide - Josh, got us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A somewhat hidden gem off the ring road, recalled about 7 plus km in a winding road. In the cold icy road, limit speed to 30kph to negotiate the bends, it started to snow as we left. A short 15 mins walk in, crampons a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wolv3rin3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in August. It was really beautiful but then the whole Iceland is scenic. A must visit when you are passing by VIK.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vishal S
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Came across this by accident totally blown away loved it visited late afternoon so we never got to see the full extent but what we saw left me wanting to return Many your operators do guided tours here on the south of the island and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Our tour stopped here for a guided glacier hike. If you aren't on a guided hike you can still easily walk to the area just before the glacier to see it, where you can take some excellent photos. I would recommend not going past the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We went as part of a southern Iceland tour and found an hour was a good amount of time to spend there. We didn’t do any glacier walking or anything special but we walked as far as we were allowed and the view was spectacular...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hannahclarke81
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The ride to the Glacier was one of the highlights. You’re taken there in a 4x4 van with ginormous wheels. Once there, the experience (at least for us) was limited to hiking into the ice cave. The cave was very cool. Would have liked to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dctrentster
Reviewed December 23, 2018

This was a stop on a tour that I took. We were only here for around 50 minutes. It was quite tricky to get to on foot, but worth it once you got close. Great photo opportunities. There is a car park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tigeriffic69
Reviewed December 20, 2018

its cool to be able to get this close to a glacier. you can hike right up to it, but please don't be an idiot and try to climb on it without the right gear. there are tons of tours that can do it safely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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bgrossman16
July 29, 2018|
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Response from rometrips | Reviewed this property |
Take the 221. It is asphalt so no need for a 4wd. I used Google maps to get there. Enjoy.
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bgrossman16
July 29, 2018|
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Yes, you can definitely access it even if you don't have a 4wd. It is super easy. You park by a small building/barrack and walk as far as the trail allows you. You need to stop at the point which informs you it is no longer... More
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Samit B | Reviewed this property |
We walked alone, but did not do the whole glacier as we had four children below 16 in the group. We walked till the mouth of the glacier and about 200 meters up,
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Jason S
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Looking for feedback on 4 day/3 night itinerary (4 Replies)
This is our first trip to Iceland for my wife's 40th, so we've put together a basic itinerary that hopefully hits the main attractions based on the research we've done on line and reading forum posts. I'm looking for feedback to see if this is reasonable, or if we may be rushed or at risk for not covering anything. We're landing October 14th at 5am and leaving October 17th at 3pm, so it's really about 3.5 days. It also appears that weather is pretty unpredictable in mid October, so I do have...More
September 23, 2016|
Response fromNorthern_Traveler00|
Mid October I'd suggest spending your last night much closer to Reykjavik or Kevlavik as you could experience bad weather that might make getting back in time for your flight difficult, as you should be at the airport around noon or 12:30PM.
Dukkar D
Vienna, Virginia
Feedback on father-son Ring Road adventure itinerary please. (5 Replies)
Hi: I am planning a Ring Road trip as a father-son adventure in the last week of May 2016 with my 10-yr old. Except for Day 9 (see below), all driving is under 3 hrs or 140 miles not accounting for stops. Can you please offer your feedback on the itinerary? Day 1: Arrive in KEF, and pick up rental car (4x4). Grocery shopping in Reykjavik, and if time permits, some sight-seeing in Reykjavik. SLEEP in Reykjavik Day 2: See "Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss". SLEEP IN Selfloss ...More
December 17, 2015|
Response fromilas65|
Day 1 - Reykjavik, definitely. There's not a whole lot to see or do in Keflavik. I like Selfloss, by the way. I've lost myself before.
890SandyB
Aurora, Canada
These detours possible by motorhome? (9 Replies)
I am finalizing our itinerary for our motorhome Iceland adventure (we arrive this Thursday!) and I would like to know if the following detours from the Ring Road are accessible by motorhome: 1. Route 221 to Solheimajokull glacier (just to have a peek at it, not to go on it!) 2. Route 218 to Dyrholaey 3. Route 214 to campground at Pakgil 4. The road to Ingolfshofdi (if we decide to take the haycart tour) 5. The road to Stokksnes (to the Viking Cafe) Thank you!
August 02, 2015|
Response fromRikki_121|
1. It might be paved in 2016 AFAIK. So, depends when you arrive... 2. The road to the lower parking lot is usually "OK", don't try the upper parking lot road. 3. Haven't driven it, but I got doubts. 4. It's the haycart that goes to Ingólfshöfði, so you'd be the passengers :-) 5. Gravel road, usually in good shape, so yes. The landowner charges access fee.