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Glacier Walk and Northern Lights

Available
Oct – Mar
Duration
12 hour
Min.age
10 years
Difficulty
Moderate

Combine two winter highlights, a glacier walk and a search for the spectacular Aurora Borealis for an amazing day out in nature.

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Northern Lights experience
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Sólheimajökull glacier
  • South coast
  • Myrdalsjökull glacier
  • Traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant

What's included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport
  • Traditional Icelandic dinner
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Possibility re-book a minibus Aurora Tour if no Northern Lights are seen

Itinerary

Your guide will pick you up between 11.30 – 11.50 AM on a mini-bus at your hotel or the nearest pick-up location. You’ll then head toward the first stop on the itinerary: Seljalandsfoss. This is one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland and visitors can get up-close and personal. You’ll even get the chance to walk behind this magnificent waterfall to take pictures from there.  During winter you might see dramatic ice formations around the waterfalls.

Next, you head over to Sólheimajökull glacier. This is an impressive and magnificent outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull.

When you have reached the glacier, you will gear up with an ice axe, crampons, and a harness. Your glacier guide will provide a short safety briefing before you go on the glacier walk.  You’ll then head onto the ice where your guide will navigate you through amazing terrain, between deep crevasses, ice holes, and other stunning glacier features. During the hike, you will have plenty of photo opportunities and your guide will tell you all about the formation and history of those wonderful white giants.

After marveling at the ice sculptures, crevasses, and surrounding landscape, your guide will drive you to see the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall nearby.

Before heading off to see the Aurora, you will stop at a local restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner. When it’s dark enough, you’ll head out into the night, looking for the magical Northern Lights. Your expert guide will use local knowledge and the most recent forecasts from the meteorology office to find the place with least cloud cover and with unblocked views of the sky to ensure that you have the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights with the best view possible.

As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and this tour is heavily weather-dependent, we cannot guarantee that sightings will occur.  If they are to be seen that night, you will get plenty of time to enjoy them and take amazing photographs.

At around midnight, you will be back in Reykjavík at your hotel or accommodation.

If no northern lights are seen you have a chance to re-book a minibus Northern Lights Tour with one of our partners subject to availability. Please contact our Sales and Service department.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Arriving:
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour departure to allow time to register, and meet your guide, and so that you do not delay other guests in your group. As much as possible arrive prepared and ready to go.

Booking:
Snowmobile day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. When you are traveling alone, or in an odd-numbered group, you must make sure to book the single ride option for the solo participant. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

We know that your time is valuable and we want you to get the most out of your stay in Iceland. As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and this tour is heavily weather-dependent, we cannot guarantee that sightings will occur. We only start the tour if we think that the forecast and weather are optimal and offer a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Our overall sighting rate is over 90%.

In case of bad conditions or a bad forecast, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. We will let you know that the tour has been canceled by email no later than 6 pm on the day of the tour. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s essential to wear sturdy, waterproof boots as it’s pretty cold on the glacier and they can get wet. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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