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
- Local and fully trained glacier guide
- 4×4 transfer from the base
- Small group sizes (maximum 8 per guide)
- Experience walking on a glacier
Duration: Around 4 – 4 1/2 hours in total
Departure times: 13.00 daily
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
On this tour we drive as close as we can to the tip of an outlet glacier from the 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 take a couple of km guided excursion onto the glacier.
The glacier surface and color changes 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 (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, a small backpack with a drink and snacks, 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°)
Private departures are available on request pricing as follows:
1 Person 59,900isk
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
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: 14 years
Price: 15.900 isk per person