Ice tunnel summer tour
Half a day glacier hike including a visit to an ice tunnel on Vatnajökull
- Visit an ice tunnel on the glacier
- local glacier guide
- experience walking on a glacier
Duration: around 4 hours
Season: depends if there are ice tunnels on the glacier in the summertime
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ, Fagurhólsmýri
In the summer time the ice caves are closed due to high water level and the entrances being unstable,
however sometimes we can find ice tunnel located on the glacier that are safe to visit.
Right now we have an ice tunnel that is possible to visit on this tour.
The tunnel is around 150 meters long.
In this tour we drive to the tip of one of the glacier tongues coming down from Vatnajokull ice cap.
At the edge of the glacier we put on crampons, and with ice axe in hand we make a hike up on the glacier where we find an ice tunnel.
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 ancle support, outdoor clothes depending on weather at the time.
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°)