Saturday, August 23, 2014

Glacier Hiking in Iceland

I was going through my blog the other day, trying to figure out what I was going to do with it, and I realized that I never shared the best day of our Iceland Adventure! You can read about our first few days here and here. But, I seemed to leave out the best part.

We woke up really early one day to meet our tour guide and take a 2 hour drive up the coast to a glacier. The early morning and long drive was worth it. Joe and I spent the day hiking a glacier, ice climbing, and seeing an amazing waterfall.

Once we arrived at the glacier, we had to put on our crampons, harness, and helmets. We were also given ice picks.  The first thing I noticed was the view. It was amazing up there. I am not a huge snow person, but I could have spend hours, maybe even days, up there. There were some clouds on the horizon and you could see the sea. It was breathtaking.

Once we were geared up, we followed our guide and began our trek up the glacier. We went on small ridges, we went in ice tunnels, and went to a spot where we got to go ice climbing. It was amazing. Here are some pictures of our hike on the glacier!

The View

Our Guide

Joe on a ridge

The Ice Tunnel 

I had to lick it!
We had to take a selfie. 

We reached a place were our guides set us up for ice climbing. Let me you, it was hard. I thought it would be kind of difficult, but it was really tough. Like I barely made it to the top tough. But it was a great experience and I would do it again. 

Finally we headed back to our hotel, but stopped at Skogfoss waterfall. It was beautiful. The day couldn't have been any better.  Iceland it very beautiful and I recommend the trip if you are looking for something different and adventurous. 

Would you ever go to Iceland?

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  1. Such beautiful pictures! Looks like it was a blast!

  2. Which crampon would you go for out of these:

    they all seem good


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