If you do any regular exercise at all, you should have no difficulties. We don’t walk fast, and we make numerous stops along the way. However, we are located at 2000m (6500 ft) above sea level, so occasionally, people notice the altitude. If you have a bad knee, joint problems, or heart troubles, then we don’t recommend it.
The Icewalk Deluxe is, in general, a longer hike than the shorter trips (8.5 km as opposed to 5 km). The terrain is very undulating, and you need to watch your step. It’s not steep, but at 2200 m, occasionally, people notice the altitude. You will sleep well that night!
No. You would need to rent a car since the schedules of public transport do not fit with the times of the Icewalks.
Warm clothes, no shorts! The guides usually wear a wool shirt and a wind stopper layer or sweater. They always bring a rain jacket. Hiking pants are best, but jeans will do. We can provide all the gear you will need, but you will be most comfortable in your own equipment.
We have hiking shoes and boots from child’s size 3 up to adult size 14.
Generally between 5 and 15 degrees C. (about 40-60 degrees, F.) On sunny days there is always a wind on the glacier. Don’t wear shorts!
No, but we will do our best to get you on another tour. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to the IceWalk.
We always try to go, even if the weather is inclement. Rain at the icefield often comes and goes quickly, so sometimes we will delay for a short time. Remember that we can give you the necessary rain gear. If there are thunderstorms, we will cancel and offer you a full refund. Generally, this happens two or three times a summer.
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