Glacier Discovery

Half a day glacier hike on one of the outlet glaciers of the mighty Vatnajökull!

 

  • We will choose the most interesting local outlet glacier for this tour
  • Experience walking on a glacier
  • Local and fully trained glacier guide
  • 4×4 transfer to and from our meeting location
  • Crampons and all safety equipment included
  • Small group sizes (maximum 8 per guide)

Departure time: 9:15am

Duration: 4 hours in total, 3 hours on the ice

Meeting place: Freysnes petrol station parking lot

Difficulty level: Moderate

Season: April – Mid October

Age limit: 14 years old

What to bring: Hiking shoes with ankle support, outdoor clothing as according to weather, small backpack with a drink and snacks, hat, gloves and sunglasses if sunny.
Note: hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.

Experience the best of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier!

On this tour we drive as close as we can to the base of an outlet glacier, coming from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap. We hike through glacier moraines and glacier landscape to the tip of the glacier where we will put on crampons. With an ice axe in hand we will go explore the glacier ice hiking style!

The glacier surface and colour change a lot depending on the time of year, and we will find different features to explore as the season changes. It is always a wonderful experience to hike on an Icelandic glacier.

What to bring:
Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes as according to weather, gloves, hat, a small backpack with a drink and snacks, and sunglasses if sunny.

Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent them from us on location for 1.000 ISK

Our meeting point for your Vatnajökull Glacier tour:

Freysnes petrol station
785 Öræfi
Iceland

Only a 5 minute drive east of Skaftafell nature reserve!

You will see our base at the main parking lot at the Freysnes Orkan/Shell gas station.
Hotel Skaftafell is just across the street.

It is also worth to note that we are located 320km, or a 4 hours drive, east of Reykjavík.


Summer Season 2018:

15.900 ISK per person on our public departures

Private Departure Price List:

1 Person 59,900 ISK
2 persons 34,900 ISK per person
3 persons 24,900 ISK per person
4-6 persons 19,900 ISK per person
6-8 persons 15,900 ISK per person

Glacier Discovery

Experience the best of the Vatnajökull Glacier!

This tour starts with a 4×4 transfer from our meeting location and we will drive as close as we can to the base of one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.
We will commence on a hike through glacier moraines and at the tip of the glacier we will strap on some crampons and have a short safety briefing before embarking up onto the ice. During this glacier hike your guide will teach you about the geology, geography and history of the local area, as well as pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice.
This tour is designed for those looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. It is perfect for those who have been on a glacier before, or who enjoy long hikes, or just looking for a bit of adventure!
The glacier surface and colour changes constantly depending on the time of year, features such as Moulins, caves and tunnels come and go. We will find different features to explore depending on the season, but one thing never changes; it is always an incredible experience glacier hiking in Iceland.

What to bring:
Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes according to weather, sunglasses if sunny, gloves, hat and a small backpack with some drink and snacks.

Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent them from us on location for 1.000 ISK

Public departure

at 9:15am

Price:
15.900 ISK per person

4 hour tour -
3 hours on the ice

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