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Glacier Adventure in Iceland

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Last year right before Easter, I and my family (my boyfriend and my son) headed to Höfn. On our way there we took a quick stop at the famous Reynisfjara in Vík. I grabbed my camera and took some great shots there.. but believe it or not I accidentally deleted all the photos! Typical me.

Guest Blogger: Eydis Ogn Gudmundsdottir, Eydis Gudmunds

Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches.

Those taking the Ring Road around the country, or else those heading to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, will pass it, and I recommend making a stop there!

BUT visitors to Reynisfjara must be made well aware of the potential dangers present at the beach! First of all, the rolling, roaring waves there are particularly violent, often pushing far further up to the beach than many would expect. These waves can appear when least expected, even on incredibly still days.. so stay safe! After our quick stop in Reynisfjara, we continued our drive to Höfn.

Glacier Adventure on Breiðamerkurjökull

The day after we arrived and Jóakim (my boyfriend) woke up at 08:00 and drove to meet our guide at Glacier Adventure. Our guide, Mike, drove us towards the Glacier Breiðamerkurjökull. Breiðamerkurjökull is the glacial tongue that extends from southern Vatnajökull and into the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, creating the icebergs that define this beautiful landmark.

Breiðamerkurjökull is constantly retreating, breaking, and melting, causing the jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to increase in size: it is less than a century old, but already the deepest lake in Iceland. Our first stop was in the Ice Cave, it was amazing to be there while Mike told us that it is disappearing, and wouldn’t be there next year. It’s constantly melting and changing.

When we got out of the ice cave we put on our crampons and started walking up the glacier. After a little while, we found a crack.. we sat down, ate our lunch and then we climbed down the crack and went inside the glacier!! It was so much fun, a bit scary.. but fun. We walked further down into the glacier, it was a bit cramped but an unbelievable experience.

As soon as we got down from the glacier the weather started to cool, and it got a bit windy.. so we went up there a perfect timing in good weather!

I recommend this experience to everyone visiting Iceland! You can check out Glacier Adventure’s page and see their offers; You can explore ice caves, go kayaking, glacier climbing and so much more!

After a long, fun day we went kayaking in the sunset! It was so beautiful and calming. And we had a few seals joining us!

I hope this has given you inspiration and knowledge, and of course, I hope you get a chance to experience this! Stay tuned for future blog posts!

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Eydís sends her Greetings from Iceland! Born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar Iceland, currently studying Psychology at the University of Iceland. In her spare time, she tries to Travel as much as possible with her family, and she always wanted to blog! And in 2021 she made her blog in Icelandic; She loves to travel and try new things, and of course, writes about her journey, and gives tips and ideas for activities and restaurants for when you visit her beautiful country, Iceland. Also, be sure to follow her on Instagram!


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