- Explore one of Europe’s largest glaciers
- Chance to enter an actual icefall
- Hear the ancient ice creak beneath you
Once used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, the Vatnajökull glacier is thought to be the second-largest in Europe, an immense ice cap making up over 8 percent of Iceland’s landscape. You’ll take the twisting path, formed by Vatnajökull’s progress over the centuries, until you reach the glacier’s tongue. Here, assisted by your professional guide, you’ll put on crampons and head out onto the ice for an unforgettable hike through terrain like blue glass, studded with impressive ice formations.
Subject to glacier conditions, you may even have the chance to walk on the frozen icefall, where it tumbles from the mountain down to the ocean, an incredible feeling. The panoramic views, of ice fields and mountainous peaks, are simply sensational, so do bring a camera. This incredible Iceland gift experience offers a valuable insight into the formation of glaciers, how they change shape every day, and how they are affected by changing global temperatures.