We went on a Northern Lights and Glacier Hike tour that was included in our vacation package so while we did not initially select the tour company, I would recommend them without any reservations. Our guide Björg (Björgman?) was fantastic. He was friendly, knowledgable and above all patient. Our group had a variety of ages and abilities and Björg adjusted accordingly on the glacier. The staff assisted everyone with putting the cramp-ons on and Björg explained all the equipment and how to use it including demonstrations. Our group kept up a good pace but if someone stopped to take photos or was lagging behind, they were accommodated and never rushed. Except for when the sun was starting to set and we did need to keep pace was their any sense of urgency, but even then Björg was calm and accommodating.
The glacier was a phenomenal experience but definitely not for everyone. Dress in warm layers. It's cold, but you're hiking and will want to be able to adjust easily. Don't forget your camera!
Afterwards we went to a couple of different waterfalls. One we saw near dusk and the other we saw at night lit up. That was really beautiful seeing the waterfall lit up with the dark starry sky behind it. Before we went to the glacier we got to see from a distance the volcano that caused so many issues a couple of years ago and the farm below it that was in all the photos. After seeing the waterfalls, we went to the Eyjafjallajokull museum run by the family and learned more about the eruption. A nice little detour we definitely wouldn't have seen otherwise.
Next we had dinner at a different farm. The fresh bread and soup were very good (they had meat soup or a tomato soup that was more vegetable stew like than tomato soup I'm used to). After that we went hunting for the Aurora Borealis. While there's no guarantee you'll see the Northern Lights, Björg and the other guides worked very hard to find them and pulled over several times in different places for us to watch them dance.
If we go back to Iceland I will definitely book another tour with this company.
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