GLACIER DISCOVERY TOUR

FROM 16,900 ISK

Join our partners from Local Guide of Vatnajökull for a glacier hike of a lifetime on one of the outlet glaciers of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. This tour is designed for those looking for an extended glacier hike in Iceland.

If you have been on a glacier before, enjoy long hikes, or if you are just looking for a bit of an adventure, this is the tour for you! You will get prolonged contact with the ever changing glacier surface and the astonishingly beautiful blue ice formations during the hike. This is always a highlight of any trip to Iceland!

This tour starts with a Super jeep 4×4 transfer from the meeting location from Freysnes Gas station to the base of one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice capwithin Vatnajökull National Park. Before stepping onto the glacier ice on Falljökull glacier you will receive crampons and a safety briefing given by your expert glacier guide. The glacier is explored in detail on this hike, with three hours on the ice learning about the geology, geography and history of the local area, while your guide points out some of the ice cap’s fascinating features. This glacier hike is considered of moderate difficulty, with a moderate fitness required. You can expect to walk about six kilometres over uneven and ascending terrain.

MEETING POINT

Freysnes Petrol Station Parking Lot
785 Öræfi
Iceland

This tour is a meet on location. Meeting and departure point is from Freysnes Petrol Station Parking Lot. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is only a 5 minute drive east of Skaftafell National Park, at the parking lot at the Freysnes gas station, which is opposite Hotel Skaftafell. Local Guides have a black truck is there at the main parking lot next to the cafeteria.

Not self driving but want to partake in this tour?
Look to join our Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon 2 Day Tour where we hike on Falljökull glacier.

Tour Highlights

OPERATES
From April – Mid October

DEPARTURE
Daily

DURATION
4 hours

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Moderate – Hard

GROUP SIZE
Min 2 / Max 9

MINIMUM AGE
14 years old

PRICE – ISK
16,990 ISK

USD
Approx. $134

EURO / GBP
Approx. €108 / £98

Included
Transportation from meeting point in 4×4 Super Jeep to glacier, English speaking glacier guide, all necessary glacier safety equipment (harness, helmet, axe and crampons).

Meeting place
Freysnes Petrol Station Parking lot (see map below). There you will find a Super Jeep Truck labeled Local Guide of Vatnajökull.

Please note
Be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. You must also have strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle in order to wear the crampons (spikes) that are required on the glacier. These can also be rented on location for 1,000 ISK.

ATTENTION POINTS

Be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. You must also have strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle in order to wear the crampons (spikes) that are required on the glacier. Hiking boots are available to hire. Make sure to order in the booking process.

This tour is operated by our trusted parters Local Guide of Vatnajökull