Half a day glacier hiking glacier adventure.
A glacier walk that takes you up close to the mighty icefall of Falljökull glacier.

16.900 ISK

| 130 $

122 € |


Experience the mighty Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe.  On this extended half-day tour we head higher up on a nearby outlet glacier called Falljökull, named for the incredible icefall full of blue ice we will explore.

We depart our meeting point at Freysnes gas station with all our glacier gear. After a carbon-neutral super jeep ride through the glacier valley we strap on our crampons, grab our ice axe and begin the journey up over 300m to the ice fall. Surrounded by blue ice and peaks carved by glaciers we’ll have our eyes peeled for crevasses, moulins, waterfalls and any other fun features that spring up in the dynamic landscape.

During the hike your guide will tell you about the geography and history of the area, as well as the fascinating ice features on the way.

This tour is for those looking for an in-depth glacier experience in Iceland, perfect for those who enjoy long hikes, or just looking for a bit of an adventure. 

be prepared for your adventure

What to bring:

Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather as well as a hat, gloves (sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended if sunny)

Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1000 ISK.

This tour has a 24h cancellation policy with 100% refund. Please feel free to read more about our cancellation policy here.

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The main difference between two of our public departures is the time we spend hiking on Falljökull glacier, which is an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier. Our short glacier walk is called Glacier Encounter and is around 3 hours in duration with 1 hour on the glacier. 

For more information please check here.

The price for this tour is 10 900 ISK for adults and 8 900 ISK for children.  The age limit is 8 years old. Kids younger than 8 are welcome to join the tour only if it’s a private excursion. 

On the other hand, our longer glacier walk is called Glacier Discovery and is around 4 hours in total tour duration with 2,5 – 3 hours hiking on the glacier.

For more information please check here.

The price for this tour is 16 900 ISK and the age limit is 16 years old. You should be able to see our up to date availability.

We ask you to please arrive promptly 15 minutes before the start time of your tour. In winter please consider the weather conditions and arrive 20-25 minutes before the departure. We have a seating area, hot drinks and snacks available to purchase at our booking house.

Questions still unanswered? If you cannot find the answer to your question above please email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you.

It is important to dress appropriately for the weather so that you will be as comfortable as possible on your trip. Please wear warm layers, waterproof jacket and outdoor trousers or leggings avoiding jeans where possible. We also strongly suggest that you have a hat, scarf and gloves as it can get windy and you will also protect your hands from the ice which can be both cold and sharp.

Interested in a short glacier hike?
Find out more about the shorter Glacier Encounter tour we run April - September in the summer season. We spend 1 - 1.5 hours hiking on this introduction to glacier hiking. This tour is perfect for families and people trying to pack as much into their schedule as possible.
Looking for summit hikes in Iceland?
We offer a unique experience of summit hikes between April and July each year. If you are used to similar adventures and you excited about the option of reaching all the way up to the highest peak in Iceland - see what we have to offer.
Would you prefer a private tour?
If you want to build a custom tour or just want to work to your own schedule or abilities, a private tour might be the option for you!
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