Frequently Asked Questions about the Magnificent West Tour
Q: Do we need to bring lunch or is there a place to stop on the way?
A: Your driverguide will advise you on the options and stop on the way to make sure you can get some food and refreshments - so, no you don't have to bring anything.
There is a little shop at Thingvellir we can stop at and in summer there is a little shop/café at Husafell in Borgarfjordur - and a little gas station in Reykholt. So in summer, we you don't have to bring anything but in winter almost everything is closed in Borgarfjordur but then we will stop on the way out of Reykjavik to give you a chance to stock up for the day.
Q: Is there blue ice on the glacier?
A: The glacier looks different between seasons and even from day to day. In winter the glacier is a vast snowy wilderness and you will most likely not see any blue ice as it is all covered by snow. In summer, the snow melts on the lower parts of the glacier and exposes the blue ice.
(Note: the ice isn't really blue; it appears blue because the way it reflects light)
Q: How far up on the glacier do we go?
A: This depends upon the snow conditions and weather. Sometimes the snow is hard and compresses so we can easily cruise high up on the glacier. Other times the snow is more challenging and we stay on the lower parts.
In summer and early fall, lower part of the glacier is very icy and crevassed so it's not safe to go far up on the glacier and we therefore stay close to the edge.
Safety on the Super-Jeep day tour Safety is always the first priority and we are not taking any chances or risks.
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