Half a day glacier hike on one of the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull
- We will choose the most interesting outlet glacier for this tour
- Local glacier guide
- 4×4 transfer from the base
- Small group sizes (maximum 8)
- Experience walking on a glacier
Duration: Around 4 – 4 1/2 hour
9:15 on Tues, Thurs and Sat, more dates available for private departures.
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
Experience the best of Vatnajökull Glacier
In this tour we drive as close as we can to the tip of an out sled glacier from Vatnajökull ice cap, hike through glacier moraines and glacier landscape to the tip of the glacier where we put on crampons and with ice axe in hand we make couple of km guided excursion onto the glacier.
The glacier surface and color changes a lot depending on the time of year, and we find different things to explore depending on season, but one thing never changes; it is always an out of this world experience to walk on a glacier.
What to bring:
Hiking boots with ancle support, outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, a small backpack with some drink and snacks, sunglasses (recommended in springtime)
(sunglasses recommended in springtime).
Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent boots 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°)
Experience the best of the Vatnajökull Glacier
This tour starts with a 4×4 transfer from our base as we drive as close as we can to the tip to one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.
We will commence on a hike through glacier moraines and up on tip of the glacier. Here we will strap on crampons and have a short 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 (including fleece and waterproof jacket), warm gloves, a small backpack with a drink and some snacks, sunglasses (recommended in springtime).
Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots and you can rent these from us for 1.000 ISK
Around 4 hours
Min age: 15 years
Price: 16.000 isk per person