Walk through Ice and Fire

PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

This tour offers you the wonderful experience of bathing in a natural hot spring and walking on a glacier! Two items to cross off your bucket list combined in one amazing tour.

The tour takes you hiking up to the geothermal active valley of Reykjadalur where you can soak in a hot spring and then to a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier. The hot springs and the glacier are not the only thing you will see on this tour. It also includes stops at two of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. A whole day packed with activities and beautiful vistas.



About

About this tour

This tour starts with a pick up in Reykjavík at 8:30 (note that pick up can take up to 30 minutes). You will take a short bus drive over the mountain pass to the small town of Hveragerði. In the mountains right behind the town lies a remarkable valley with a high geothermal activity. The easy hike up to it takes you past hot springs, mud pools and you’ll see steam rising from the ground. In the valley you will find a warm stream, perfect for bathing in.

When you have relaxed in the natural hot stream, it’s time to continue the journey through the south shore which will bring you to two of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The drive continues past Eyjafjallajökull glacier to the final destination of the day, Sólheimajökull glacier. There you will get the amazing opportunity of taking a walk on the glacier. Getting in touch with the glacier by standing and walking on it is an experience you don’t want to miss. It’s an easy hike that rewards you with sights such as ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses on the glacier.

What to bring

For any outdoor activity in Iceland you need to be sure to dress warm enough. This is especially important when you are going on a hike on a glacier. You will get the necessary glacier safety equipment on location but you should bring warm clothing (e.g. thermals, warm wool or fleece sweater), rain gear, gloves and hiking boots. You also need to bring a swimsuit and a towel if you are going to take a dip in the wonderful hot spring.

Boots and rain gear can be rented from the tour operator, but you will have to book them in advance.

Lunch or snacks are not included in this tour so you should definitely bring your own lunch or buy it on the way. It is a long day and a big part of it spent outside hiking, so you will probably be hungry.

Pick up

The tour includes a free pick up at or near most hotels and hostels in down town Reykjavík. Please refer to the second step of the booking process to choose the best pick up location. The pick up starts at 8:30 and you have to be ready at your pick up location by then even though you might not be picked up until 8:50.

Cancellations

Cancellations

  • Cancellation received more than 24 hours prior to departure are fully refunded.
  • Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.

Liability

This partner reserves the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or cancelled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. The partner does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.

See here our full terms and conditions.

Other

All complaints must reach the partner within 5 days from departure from Iceland. Otherwise, possible compensation is not valid.

Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy: 1

Accessible to all people in good health.

Moderate: 2

Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.

Challenging: 3

Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic traveling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6-7 hours walks per day.

Demanding: 4

Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience is required. 6-8 hours walk per day. Often involves carrying your own gear.

Strenuous: 5

Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.

Partner Tours

This tour is a Partner Tour

What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.

We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.




Comments from previous guests

“An amazing day out”

Rob and I booked the walk through ice and fire. We had a fantastic time. The walks weren't too strenuous, yet just about the right length to see amazing landscapes and learn about hot springs and glacier movements. Our guide, Gìsli, was knowledgable, friendly and patient. We learned a lot from him about the nature phenomenons in Iceland and the locations we visited in particular. Would do the tour again, in an instant.
Monika1of2
Province of Alicante / Spain
“Amazing Tour!”

Yesterday, I took the “Walk through Ice and Fire Tour” with this partner. I booked based on recommendations I had read online and I am so glad that I did. I am a big fan of small group tours and this didn’t disappoint. I’m averse to large bus tours and groups over 10. Our guide, Tinna Maria, was fantastic and really knowledgeable. You could tell she really loved her job and was excited to share her experiences, stories, and culture with us. You can’t beat a tour with thermal baths, waterfalls, beautiful scenery, walking on a glacier, and a tour group who knows what they are doing!
Pamela B
“Incredible Experience with "Walk Through Ice and Fire"”

While we only had a brief (36 hour) stopover in Iceland on our way back home, this tour made us feel like we had several day's worth of experiences. Our guide, Pad, was the element that made our day go from wonderful to extraordinary, for he was as kind and funny as he was exceedingly knowledgable and professional, going out of his way to make sure everyone's needs were met. We had a stunning and cheerful stroll down into the hot springs in Reykjadur for an invigorating dip, then drove over to hike the Solheimajokull glacier, where we were in expert hands with Pad on the safety front. He jumped in to take photos of us at opportune moments and gave us wonderful commentary as we drove from place to place on the history, politics, geography, and culture of Iceland. Loved every minute. The waterfalls were the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for an inspiring and invigorating experience! Highly recommended.
Yasminca_W
New York / New York

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