Deep fissures, sudden sheer drops and slippery falls constantly await the visitor who does not fully understand and comprehend how dangerous these areas of outstanding natural beauty can be. Eyjafjallajökull, site of the most famous eruption in recent times. The mysterious Snæfellsjökull, the setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Morgunblaðið: Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Safety equipment such as helmets and goggles are provided as well as recommendations for adequate clothing and supplies that will need to be worn and brought along for the tour. The experience of being up on these enormous giants of ice and rock is a wonderful one that will not be forgotten, and for many symbolise what a trip to Iceland is all about: being at one with the awesome power of nature. Icelanders love and admire them so much that even the Icelandic word for glacier, jökull, is a common first name for men. The largest, Vatnajökull, is Europe’s largest glacier and covers a staggering 8% of the country. noncleared-maintext bigimgs-interleaved”>

Iceland is covered by over 4,500 square miles of glaciers, and they are located in all of the nation’s regions. Packages can be pre-planned and arranged to accommodate for groups of varying sizes, ages and other factors. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

The sheer beauty and majesty of the country’s glaciers belies hidden dangers and pitfalls. Pick-up and drop-off from hostels, hotels and guest houses can be arranged and extras discussed and negotiated for each itinerary.