Private Summit Hike of Snæfellsjökull Glacier
Private Summit Hike of Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    Icelandic, English
  • Duration
    12 hrs

Activity description

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most picturesque glaciers in Iceland. It hides a dormant 700,000-year-old stratovolcano which rises 1.446 m above sea level and it last erupted in 250 AD. Hike to the summit of this glacier in one day and enjoy the surroundings that famously provided the setting for Jules Verne’s classic subterranean epic, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.

This area is rich with history, mystique, and charm. Standing on top of the glacial volcano, you will have amazing panoramic views that extend from the Reykjanes Peninsula in the south to the West Fjords in the North. The drive to the starting point of the hike takes you through Snæfellsnes National Park.

It is a microcosm of Iceland’s diverse landscape with its black sand beaches, mossy lava fields, rare wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and caves. This day tour checks all the boxes: amazing views, geological wonders and a challenging hike which mostly is done on a snow-covered glacier.

minimum 16 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

This tour is only available as a private tour. Price is per booking for groups of 1-8 passengers.

Itinerary

The drive to the starting point of the hike takes you through Snæfellsnes National Park.

It is a microcosm of Iceland’s diverse landscape with its black sand beaches, mossy lava fields, rare wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and caves.

This day tour checks all the boxes: amazing views, geological wonders and a challenging hike which mostly is done on a snow-covered glacier.

Activity requirements

Hiking boots that cover your ankle.

Special terms

Please make sure to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

Included
  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport from Reykjavík
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
Excluded
  • Lunch
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
Meeting point
Pick-up from Reykjavík Get directions
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