A glacier walk

May 11th 2018

It’s fair to say that walking a glacier in Iceland is up there with truly epic holiday experiences past, like floating in the Dead Sea or hanging out on a petrified waterfall.

The textures – slippery ice with soft, marbled in azure and soot from the 2010 volcanic eruption – the visible sights of climate change in its erosion (soberingly, by a kilometre in the last decade), the mild risk of sliding out of our crampons to a painfully icy end and that this ice cap itself is in a volcanic crater that’s well overdue a spurt…

We booked this hike on Sólheimajökull with Grayline Tours. And yes, this was back in September but I have other stuff I want to write about, yet I couldn’t let this one slide first.

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