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
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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Meeting Point

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