Glaciers of Iceland – Getting to Know the Mighty

Every place, city, country, and even continent has that one special thing or place which can be seen as the representative of the tourism industry of the place. While there are many other equally beautiful attractions and things to see in these countries, one tends to take the spotlight. For example, Hawaii and Bali have their warm, sunny beaches, Amsterdam has exclusive nightlife, and Europe has bridges and palaces. Similarly, Iceland is known for its volcanoes and the ever-mighty glaciers. Although it is no secret that there are many other things that you will find here in Iceland, so much so that you may very well get confused about what to add to your travel itinerary but glaciers of Iceland still top the list. No matter from where you start it, after all, Iceland is known as the land of ice and fire.

To know the country that you are planning to visit better, you must know a little something about its geology. 11% of Iceland is completely covered in glaciers which means that you are bound to tackle one every once in a while, as you make your way across the country. Many of the top activities in Iceland are associated with these glaciers, be it hiking, kayaking in glacial lagoons, visiting ice caves, snowmobiling, skiing, or simply glacier walking. But visiting a glacier requires a great deal of preparation. There are several interesting things that should be taken into account when planning to take a trip or do an activity on a glacier. One must know what glaciers are, what are their unique abilities, what kind of ice formations one can expect to find atop a glacier, and finally, what does Iceland offer when it comes to the glaciers.

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What are Glaciers?

Glaciers are formed when snow falls and stays on the land for so long that it turns into solid ice. This means glaciers are essentially huge blocks of ice that once used to be simple snow. The snow stayed on the land for years and years, maybe even centuries, and hence got compress