Join our partners from Local Guide of Vatnajökull for a glacier hike 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 cap. Before going on the ice 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.
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.
MEETING POINT IS:
Freysnes Petrol Station Parking Lot
Please be on location at least 15 minutes before departure. 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.
Operates: From April to Mid October
Duration: 4 hours, 3 hours on the ice
Departure time: 9:15 AM, be at meeting point at 9:00 AM
Group size: Minimum of 2 / Maximum 9
Minimum age: 14 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate (glacier hike)
Price: 15,900 ISK
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.