Hike across the Glaciers of Vatnajökull

Hike across the Glaciers of Vatnajökull
Hike across the Glaciers of Vatnajökull
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  • Duration2hr 30min
  • Group SizeMax 7
  • Meeting LocationFreysnes Service Station

Tour description

Our Glacier Encounter tour is a timeless favorite and an ideal introduction to the wonders of Vatnajökull National Park. During this 3-hour excursion, we delve into the icy realm of Falljökull, an outlet glacier. Riding comfortably in our super jeeps, we conserve energy and maximize time for enjoyment on the glacier. As advocates for environmental responsibility, we offset the carbon emissions of all our tours.

Upon reaching the glacier’s edge, we don crampons and wield ice axes, embarking on a captivating exploration of its features. From moulins and crevasses to moraines and dirt cones, you’ll witness the mesmerizing beauty of this glacial landscape. Your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you about the Öræfi region, home to Iceland’s highest peak and several volcanoes.

What's Included

  • We take you to Falljökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • Experience walking on a glacier
  • 4×4 transfer to and from our meeting location; we are able to drive closer to the glacier, which means less walking to reach it.
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment included

Good to know

  • Please dress according to Icelandic weather and bring hats, gloves and sunglasses with you
  • Hiking Boots with ankle support can be rented onsite for 1000isk extra fee, or you can bring your own
  • We adhere to a 24-Hour cancellation policy
  • Only operated between April and September

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

This beginner friendly hike is a great way to experience Iceland´s glaciers yourself. With expert guidance and safety equipment provided your personal adventure is calling!

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