Many tourists in Iceland are enchanted by the opportunity to walk across glaciers or thrilled to snowmobile across them. The Un-glacier Tour—the only one in the world—is different. It is a guided hike to the top of Ok mountain and an opportunity to see the glacial remains of Okjökull (Ok glacier) before this thin bit of ice disappears entirely. As anthropogenic climate change drives glaciers toward extinction, the Un-glacier Tour is meant to be a reckoning with glacial demise as well as a celebration of glacial life. From the top of Ok mountain, it is possible to see three other spectacular glaciers and a shield volcano.
Come join us on Sunday, August 18, 2019 for the Un-glacier Tour II when we will install a historical marker and memorial plaque atop Ok mountain to commemorate the site where Ok glacier once was. The marker, with words authored by one of Iceland’s most prominent writers, Andri Snaer Magnason, will be the world’s first monument to a glacier-that-was: a modest recognition of a body of ice that once moved, but that now exists only in the form of what Icelandic glaciologists call “dead ice.”
The Un-glacier Tour II is free of charge and will depart Reykjavík at 9a on Sunday, August 18, returning in the evening. The hike is not strenuous in terms of elevation but requires walking over rocks. If you would like to join us, please send your name through the “contact” button above and we will email further details.