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Join us on a short field trip to study the anatomy of a glacier and its crevasses.
Learn to use crampons, ice-axe, rope and harness to safely examine the formation and behaviour of glaciers. Witness firsthand how the glaciers are shaping Iceland and venture safely into a glacier crevasse with the help of a professional guide.
This tour adapts to the current snow and ice situation.
Crevasse field trip
Learn to use crampons, ice-axe, rope and harness to safely examine the formation and behaviour of glaciers. Witness first hand how the glaciers are shaping Iceland and venture safely into a glacier crevasse with the help of a professional guide.
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All Outsiders tours start from Highland Base Kerlingarfjöll and are self-drive to the trailhead.
Find your guide at the reception 15 minutes before departure. Bring your backpack, an adventurous spirit and a smile - let's head OUTSIDE for an adventure!
Distance 2-3 km, depending on conditions
Elevation gain 100-300 meters
Skill & Fitness level Beginner. All fitness levels
Gear included Ice axe, crampons, helmet and harness
You bring Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat and sunglasses. Water and snacks
Min/max 6/20 pax (On demand 8/20 pax)
Minimum age 10 yrs
Warm clothes such as wool, fleece/soft-shell, hardshell and a puffy jacket are mandatory on all tours. On a good summer day it is possible to strip down to a thin shirt and stuff the rest in a small backpack, but usually only for a short while! The Icelandic weather is famously volatile and warm layers and rain gear should always be at hand.
Good and sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes are a must. On most tours we will encounter the legendary multicoloured mud of Kerlingarfjöll that tends to stick to the bottom of shoes like glue! Pair your boots with warm and soft hiking socks and you're golden.
Don't forget gloves. Yes, also in the summertime :) Plus something to cover your neck and head with. Preferably that something is made out of wool, which means it doesn't loose it's insulation qualities if wet.
Also bring sunglasses and hiking poles, if you've got them.
Last, but not least. Fill your water bottle with the pure Icelandic tap water and slip it into your backpack along with some energy bars / snacks. If the tour lasts more than 3 hrs. you should also pack a light lunch, such as a sandwich.