The beautiful Sólheimajökull Glacier near the south coast of Iceland is about 8 km /5 miles long and up to 2 km / 1.2 miles wide making it the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. It is an outlet glacier of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap and ends in a lagoon at the base of the glacier.
The winter’s day I hiked up to the glacier was a cold and windy one but my guide and I steadily made our way along the icy trail towards the glacier. We had a sideslip here and there just to keep it interesting. There is nothing like sliding uncontrollably on a trails edge, uncertain if you are about to take a tumble-down the slippery slope to keep you nice and alert!
Wouldn’t you know it, a light snow storm hit immediately upon arriving at the glaciers edge. There was some rain too!
This really gave me a true taste of Iceland in the middle of winter! As you can see by the smile on my face I wasn’t too worried as the surrounding icescape was a stunning place!