The Chasing Ice Tour

From USD 245

Glacier Hike, Geothermal Bathing & Global Warming. Once in a lifetime experience!
On this tour we will explore one of the most fascinating elements on our Planet: Water and ice.

We will also look at how thousands of years of history are simply disappearing in front of our eyes.

In Iceland climate change is not a question of when.

It’s a fact.

And it’s happening here in Iceland by the hour.


Glacier Hike, Geothermal Bathing & Global Warming.
Zero Impact ECO Tour, be the change that you want to see.

Prices from 295,-USD

Bring your swimsuit, camera, and get ready to be overwhelmed – we are going on an adventure that will take your breath away!

On this tour, we will explore one of the most fascinating elements on our Planet: Water and ice. We will photograph it, hear it, taste it and enjoy feeling small and forgetting about the rest of the world for a moment.

As we step onto the glacier we will be reminded of the vast forces of nature and the massive, untameable powers that carved out the mountains and fjords of Iceland.

We will also look at how thousands of years of history are simply disappearing in front of our eyes. In Iceland, climate change is not a question of when. It’s a fact. And it’s happening here in Iceland by the hour.

This tour is our mission to enjoy the glaciers whilst they are here because it is one of the most precious things we know in this world.

A tour for the adventurous traveler, who wants to go off the beaten path and become one with the elements.

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Explore the Glacier
We will head out from Reykjavik and travel along the brutal South Shore trough huge floodplains past the famous volcanoes Hekla, Katla, Eyjafjallajokul towards the famous Solheimajokull Glacier where we can see the clear signs of global warming. We will put on our crampons and grab our ice axes, hike up on the glacier and soon be surrounded by blue, white and black ice formations. You will see layers of volcanic ash capsuled within the ice, deep crevases and mysterious moulins. Even when hundreds of meters deep, the ice is always on the move, and strong enough to literally shape the Earth. This is why you should never go on your own. With professional guides and equipment to ensure your safety, though, walking a glacier is an unforgettable experience.

Together we can make history
The most important moment on the tour is when you become part of the history. We encourage all guests on this tour to take photos of the glacier in the same spot on each tour and upload them to our Goecco Guest Glacier time-lapse and help us document global warming.

Geothermal bathing
After the ice-hike it is time to explore and enjoy another element: geothermal hot water. After a short hike into a narrow valley we will reach the famous pool: Seljavallalaug nestled into the mountain rock by the roots of the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.
Here we will soak in the oldest manmade pool in Iceland from 1923 and enjoy pure, warm geothermal water spilling off the mountain into the pool and the most scenic view you can imagine. We top it up with some snacks and drinks.

Hike behind a roaring waterfall
Our last stop will be the famous and beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which we can hike behind. Standing behind the roaring water is one of those moments you will not forget…

What happens next?
On the way back to Reykjavik we will debate and digest what we have seen on the day.

We don’t know for sure what will happen next. Our planet is on the doorstep of a climate it hasn’t been in for 116.000 years. Back then the sea level was 6-9 meters above what we see today. But the melting of the ice also means new life, new vegetation, new organisms, new bacteria. How will that affect our life on the Planet?

The positive news is that we are here NOW and we get to experience the change and get the chance to actually do something about it. So for us it is all about enjoying it all whilst we can and as much as we can. We hope to create a good debate and create new hope. To share moments with people from all over the world and unite around the conscious change we want to see in this world.

Is this a tour for you?
This tour is for everyone who wants to experience, see, feel and taste the heart of Iceland: the Glaciers. It is a tour for the curious traveller, who wants to NOT be just another tourist, but want to be part of the change the world needs. So it is not just about that selfie-picture on the glacier, but also an educational tour for everyone who cares about the beautiful planet we live on.

What to wear
The weather in Iceland is ever changing. Therefore it is very important to dress well. Bring good hiking boots and warm socks, windproof and rainproof outer layer, light and warm inner layer, such as wool, fleece or thermal. Also remember scarfs and gloves on colder days. Absolutely no trainers or high heels!

Note
Bring swimsuit and towel. The pool has very simple changing rooms, but no showers.

Safety
We will bring all glacier equipment. All our guides are specially trained so listen carefully to their safety instructions and always wear your helmet ad safety equipment.

The tour includes:
Glacier hiking and geothermal bathing.

Duration:   
07::00 – 20:00

Price:  
295 USD per person

Stops
(Depending on weather conditions):
Eyjafjallajokull area and aftermath
Solheimajokull Glacier – glacier hike
Seljavallalaug – geothermal bathing
Seljalandsfoss – hike behind waterfall and visit Skogarfoss waterfall

 

Departure: From April 1st until October 1st. 

Departure days: All Day´s

Duration: 12 – 14 hrs

Price:

Adult (18 yrs. and older) – 295,- USD

Youth (10-17 yrs.) – 255,- USD

Minimum age: 10 years

Group size: Min 4 / Max 18 in our ECO veichle

Language: English

Pick up: We meet at our main office in Bankastræti 10 at 08:45 in the morning, the departure is at 09:00 am.

Tour type:  Ice hiking and bathing for the adventurous and open-minded traveler.

Highlights of the Tour: Ice hiking and exploring the elements of the Earth up close and personal.

What’s included: Transport in ECO ZERO vehicle, guide, ice hiking. All safety equipment for ice hiking.

Not included: Lunch is not included – please bring food for the day.

Hiking-level: Easy to moderate.

Special note: Please keep our secret spots secret. Please avoid geotagging on social media.

What to wear: We are in the arctic and weather can change without notice. So come prepared. Bring good hiking boots/shoes and windproof/rainproof outer layer, light and warm inner layer, such as wool, fleece or thermal.

What to bring:

Hiking boots
Bathing suit + towel
Water + snacks
Camera
Big smiles – you’ll be an active part of the tour and conversation.

Note: For this tour to be confirmed, the minimum number of passengers has to be met. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund.

Route

  1. Reykjavik