02/23/2014 11:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Climbing Iceland's Glaciers Is A Scary And Amazing Adventure

A quick peek at one of Iceland's most popular but deadly tourist attractions -- glacier hiking and climbing -- makes us want to head to the stunning country immediately.

Transport yourself to Iceland with these gorgeous GIFs!

Glaciers are rated by terrain and difficulty in some countries.

Oooh pretty!

Be careful!

Moraine is the debris left behind by a moving glacier. There are four types; the type of moraine determines how slippery or dangerous the glacier is... fun times!

Grab your crampons and ice picks!

A glacial waterfall, or something.

Snow bridge!


Seracs are ice towers that can become falling blocks of ice.

Grab your compass and head on out.