Glacier Encounter

A short glacier hike on one of the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull

What you get

  • We choose the most interesting outlet glacier for this tour
  • local glacier guide
  • small group sizes (max 8)
  • 4×4 transfer from the base
  • experience walking on a glacier
  • Crampons and safety equipment included

Duration: around 3 hours in total (including around 1 1/2 hour on the glacier).

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All Year

Departure times: Flexible

Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri

If you are looking for an introduction to glacier hiking in Iceland, then this is the tour for you.

This tour will start with a short drive from our base to either Svinafellsjökull or Falljökull, which are neighbouring glacier tongues descending from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap
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At the edge of the glacier you will learn to put on crampons and have a small briefing. With an ice axe in hand we will then embark on a 1 1/2 km guided excursion of glacier.

Your guide will be pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice while on the hike.
The glacier surface and color changes a lot depending on the time of year, but one thing is true for the whole year, it is always an out of this world experience to walk on a glacier.

What to bring: hiking shoes with ankle support, outdoor clothes depending on weather at the time. (e.g. fleece and waterproof jacket)

Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, these can be rented from us for 1.000 ISK

Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location)

1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.

GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)

Summer Season - Iceland

You can book this activity as a private tour

1-4 persons = 60.000 isk
5-8 persons = 85.000 isk
9+ = 10.500 per person

Open departures

Around 2 1/2 - 3 hours
11.900 per person

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