Glacier Hiking on the Vatnajökull Glacier

Glacier Hiking on the Vatnajökull Glacier

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English, Icelandic
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Freysnes petrol station, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience the best of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier! Local Guides provide three amazing glacier hiking excursions that suit families through to adventurers. 

Local Guide offer these three amazing glacier hiking adventures:

Short Glacier Hike: a 2 hour glacier stroll, hit deep in the glacier and sea all of the natural features and wonders and still have half a day to see other sites of Iceland.

Half Day Glacier Hike: With an ice axe in hand explore the glacier ice hiking style over 4 hours deep in the Vatnajökull Glacier!

Full Day Glacier Hike: Learn glacier hiking techniques in the most adventurous glacier tour for those looking for a unique challenge in Iceland.

Throughout any of the tours Local Guide will be sure to point the fascinating features of the ice whilst teaching you some local geography and history.

Rest assured the no glacier hiking trip is the same as the glacier surface and colours change every single day, a lot depending on the time of year, but summer is the perfect time to get up on the ice and explore.

 

Offers

1
Short Glacier Hike

This tour will start with a short drive from our meeting point to Falljökull glacier, which is a neighbouring glacier outlet descending from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.

After a quick walk to the edge of the glacier you will learn to put on crampons and have a small safety briefing. With an ice axe in hand we will then embark on a 1 – 1 1/2 km guided excursion of the glacier.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Outdoor clothing according to weather
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 10 y/o
Meeting point:
Freysnes petrol station, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Included:
  • 4×4 transfer to and from our meeting location
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment
Excluded:
  • Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.
2
Half Day Glacier Hike

On this tour Local Gude will drive you to the base of an outlet glacier, coming from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap. You will then hike through glacier moraines and glacier landscape to the tip of the glacier where you will put on crampons. With an ice axe in hand you will go explore the glacier ice hiking style!

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Outdoor clothing according to weather
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 10 y/o
Meeting point:
Freysnes petrol station, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Included:
  • 4×4 transfer to and from our meeting location
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment
Excluded:
  • Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.

Meeting point

Freysnes petrol station, 785 Öræfi, Iceland Get directions
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Génial ! Vraiment un excellent moment!
  • 5 / 5
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La marche sur le glacier a été vraiment une activité super, magique! Le petit groupe de 4 personnes était idéal pour l’activité.

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