Published: August 20th 2011April 3rd 2010
At the Vatnajökull, we participated a glacier walking tour which included some initiating to ice-climbing. This activity was accompanied by a guide.
First we had to put on helmets, crampons, ... After a little initiation (apparently you have to walk like a cowboy to step down a glacier [:-)] , we were ready to go.
It was a great experience. The first time in my life on a glacier. If I have the change to do it again, I will not hesitate. We even got the possibility to do some ice-climbing. Also something that I've never did before. In total we climbed about a 14 meter high. I have to admit that -although I suffer from vertigo-, it went quite well.
Since this experience wasn't included, we had to pay directly to the guide. A fellow traveller wanted to pay with her visa-card. And it worked, in the middle of Iceland, near a glacier. This all due to our modern communication technologies, 3G-networks and others. Very remarkable.
It was an experience not easy to forget!
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