Northern Lights and Solheimajokull glacier hike | Easy difficulty
Glacier Walk and Aurora Adventure
On this day tour we combine two winter highlights, a Glacier Walk and a search for the spectacular Aurora Borealis for an amazing Day out in nature. We start by heading to the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue where we enjoy a safe and easy Glacier Walk up on to the ice field. As we explore all the features of the glacier such as water cauldrons, crevasses, ridges and waterways we learn more about the Icelandic Glaciers. From the glacier we head to the powerful Skógafoss waterfall before we enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant. As we head out into the night looking out for those magical Northern Lights we pay a mandatory stop at the lit up Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
- Available: Sep. - Apr.
- Duration: 12 hours
- Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 8 years old
- Languages: English
Skogafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the island with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters.
This is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland for travellers to visit. It is located in South Iceland, not far from Skogar, which itself features a highly interesting regional museum. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall often produces a single or double rainbow on sunny days.
Seljalandsfoss in the river Seljalandsa in South Iceland is one of the most sought waterfalls in the country.
Seljalandsfoss has a narrow cascade but is one of Iceland's highest waterfalls, at 63 meters. The waterfall is highly picturesque and has the rare distinction that one can actually walk behind it.
Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap.
Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and spectacular ever-changing ice formations, jagged ridges and sinkholes and is popular for hiking and ice climbing.
The glacier river Jokulsa a Solheimasandur has its source at the glacier, flowing over the sand plain of Solheimasandur towards the sea.
Starting time : 11:30
Drinks are note included
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Boots are available for rent, rain coats may be borrowed upon request, and lunch may be purchased on the way.
Dahlia Hilario McKinney
It was an awesome and unique experience. Our guide Anna is very able even if she had to assist 2 of us a lot especially during the descent. She also had the common sense to call for help when she needed it. The other guides arrived immediately to give us assistance. I like that they really put our safety above everything else. It was just disappointing that during the time that we were about to visit the second falls, it was very windy and the rain and hail were falling hard. Of course, because of those conditions, we also did not see the Northern Lights.
Great experience, but make sure to bring warm clothes!