A short glacier hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull
- We choose the most interesting local outlet glacier for this tour
- Local experienced glacier guide
- Private Group
- 4×4 transfer from the base
- Experience walking on a glacier
- Crampons and all safety equipment included
Duration: around 3 hours in total (including around 1 1/2 hour on the glacier).
Age limit: 5+
Departure times: 9.30am
Group Sizes: 1-20 people
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
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 .
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 and teaching you about some of the local geography and history.
The glacier surface and colour changes a lot depending on the time of year, but summer is the perfect time to get up on the ice and explore.
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°)
1-4 persons = 59.900 isk
5-6 persons = 79.900 isk
7-8 persons = 89.900isk
9+ = 9.900isk per person
Around 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Prices from 9.900-29.900 per person