Iceland - Chasing Ice

The final day of our tour was by far the most incredible - all about different formations of ice complete with crystal ice caving and wet 'n wild glacier walking. 

Iceland crystal ice cave



Jökulsárlón - Iceberg Lagoon


Jokulsarlon is a lagoon of glowing blue icebergs. If you're lucky, you may even see a seal or two. 

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jokulsarlon Iceland iceberg lagoon

Jökulsárlón - Ice Beach 

This beach is my favourite location from the whole trip - just around the corner from the iceberg lagoon you will find the never-ending stretch of sand covered in the purest ice crystals. It really was an incredible sight to see. 

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

You can still see the blue icebergs in the sea here.


Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Jokulsarlon ice beach Iceland

Crystal Ice Caving 

Another awe-inspiring moment was going inside an ice cave. These caves are formed when glaciers begin to melt from the inside out. Unfortunately, each cave is only there for about 3-4 weeks as they are melting so fast. 

Once you are inside, expect to get wet as it's pretty much raining. The ice is so pure you can see snowflakes crystallised in the ice as well as ash from when a volcano erupted many years ago. 


Iceland crystal ice cave

Iceland crystal ice cave

Iceland crystal ice cave

Iceland crystal ice cave

Iceland crystal ice cave

Iceland crystal ice cave

Glacier Walking

There have not been many moments in my life when I thought I might die, but this was one of them. We were each given a set of crampons (shoe spikes) and a pick axe incase we fall down a ravine. One slip and you're pretty much gone. 

Walking on hills of solid ice with ravines so close you can look down them in 35 mile an hour winds was terrifying to say the least. I wasn't given the option to sit out so the team walked for about 15 minutes, took some pictures, and hurried back to non-slippery land. Something I can tick off the list. 

Iceland glacier walking

Iceland glacier walking

Iceland glacier walking

Iceland glacier walking

Iceland glacier walking

Iceland glacier walking

Tips and Essentials

  • If there's something you don't feel like doing, push yourself and do it anyway - you won't regret it and may come away with some amazing photos/memories
  • The tour company we used was Goecco - Chasing Ice 2-Day Tour - I would 100% recommend them as the trip was fantastic. Be prepared to get wet, cold, and muddy but you will never regret it :) 

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