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Top 78 Glacier & Ice Cap Tours

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About Glacier & Ice Cap Tours in Iceland

Glaciers and ice caps cover approximately 11% of Iceland's surface area. On Glacier & Ice Cap Tours, you can explore these natural features in many different ways, such as by snowmobile, super jeep or by foot. There are also options that allow you to explore the inside of a glacier, either through natural ice caves or a human-made ice tunnel.

1. Is there an age limit for glacier tours?

Yes. In accordance with Icelandic law, the age limit is 8 years. Some tours have higher age limit, please contact a travel planner for further information.

2. Do we need to bring our own hiking boots or can we rent?

Good hiking boots are a requirement for glacier hiking. The boots need to reach above the ankle and have a thick shoe sole that the crampon can clamp onto. Most glacier hiking operators rent out hiking boots and you will be able to select the option from the menu when you make your reservation.

3. Can we wear normal shoes?

Hiking shoes are mandatory. They need to reach above the ankle and have a thick sole.

4. How long does a glacier hike take?

That depends on the tour you choose. A short glacier hike takes between 60-90 minutes; longer excursions can last between 6-7 hours.

5. Are the glaciers accessible throughout the year?

Some glaciers have tours running on them throughout the year, such as Solheimajokull and Langjokull. Others, such as Snaefellsjokull and Drangjokull, can only be accessed during summer.

6. Will I be provided with all the necessary glacier hiking equipment?

Helmets, crampons and harnesses will be provided. You must, however, bring or rent sturdy hiking boots and wear warm, waterproof clothing.

7. Is previous glacier hiking experience required?

No, although more difficult glacier hikes should only be done with those confident in their fitness.

8. What is the difference between a glacier and an ice cap?

An ice-cap is a glacier that is smaller than 50,000 km&³2; (19,000 mi&³2;). Any glacier larger than that is considered an ice sheet. There are no ice sheets in Iceland.

9. What is the group size on glacier hiking tours?

That depends on the operator, but there will always be at least one guide for every twelve people. You can book private tours for a more intimate experience.

10. Am I insured in case of an accident?

No. You will need to organise insurance yourself. Please speak with your tour planner for more information.

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