Walk through Ice and Fire



This is a tour that combines two of Iceland's natural highlights, hot springs and glaciers.

A tour that combines two of Iceland’s natural highlights, hot springs and glaciers, along with the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano! This day tour starts at Hengill geothermal area, located at the foot of an old volcanic cone. There you will take a 2 - 3 hour walk past a series of beautiful hot springs en route either to the Reykjadalur valley where you can enjoy a bath in a beautiful warm stream, or over the coldest winter months to the Grændalur valley, equally beautiful but without the bath.

 

The tour then continues by car right past the Eyjafjallajökull volcano towards the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, one of the largest in Iceland. Driving through the region affected by the eruption and seeing how this outburst of nature’s forces has changed the appearance of the landscape is a very unique experience. A glacier walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue between ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses will complete your day. A tour that offers both magnificent nature and scenery.


Note: Please bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking shoes, bathing suit and towel. Lunch can be bought on the tour.

Boots can be rented and rain coats borrowed.


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Quick Facts

Departures 2014:

 

Jun 1st to Sept 30th: Every day.

 

March 1st to May 31st and Oct 1st to Oct 31st: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays


Price 2014:
27.900 ISK

 

Difficulty:
Easy to moderate, but minimum age is 8 years.

Included:
Transport, guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment.

Duration:
4 to 5 hrs hike. 11 - 12 hours total.


How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

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