The tour starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier, then you will take a short walk across the pitch-black volcanic ash and sands towards the frozen glacier tongue that is Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. As you walk along the valley which the glacier-filled only a few years ago, your certified glacier guide will show you how the glacier is retreating at an alarming rate, almost before your very eyes. At the glacier edge you lace up the crampons and following the guide you will explore this otherworldly natural wonder, a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water.
The glacier hike is an adventure like no other, and with the rapid rate of global climate change, an adventure now only available in very few parts of the world. You will see how the primal elements shape and affect glacier, creating mesmerizing labyrinths of ice ridges and deep v-shaped crevasses that criss-cross and scar the surface of the ice. Not to mention the big sinkholes, called "moulins", that sometimes have drilled their way through the glacier, all the way to the black sands below, draining the meltwater of the ice in water slides and little waterfalls. The glacier also carries with it the ashes of volcanic eruptions from the distant and not so distant past, you might even be lucky enough to be able to collect a little sample of the Eyjafjalljökull volcanic ash from 2010.
Add some adventure to your Iceland tour and explore an amazing crawling glacier, before they melt and become inaccessible.