Vatnajokull Glacier Discovery


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Glacier Discovery on Vatnajokull Glacier

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time-raw4 hours
Starting point
Freysnes gas station

Small group experience with local guides is perfect for exploring the largest glacier in Iceland! This tour offers a half day ice hiking tour where you will experience amazing natural beauty and learn about geology, geography and th history of the local area.

What to expect?

Experience the best of the Vatnajökull Glacier. This tour starts with a 4×4 transfer from our base as we drive as close as we can to the tip to one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.

We will commence on a hike through glacier moraines and up on tip of the glacier. Here we will strap on crampons and have a short briefing before embarking up onto the ice. During this glacier hike your guide will teach you about the geology, geography and history of the local area as well as pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice.

This tour is designed for those looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. It is perfect for those who have been on a glacier before, or who enjoy long hikes or just looking for a bit of adventure!

The glacier surface and colour changes constantly depending on the time of year, features such as Moulins, caves and tunnels come and go. We will find different features to explore depending on the season, but one thing never changes; it is always an incredible experience glacier hiking in Iceland.

What is included?

  • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Helmet

What do I need to bring?

Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), warm gloves, a small backpack with a drink and some snacks, sunglasses (recommended in springtime). Let us know if you don't have hiking boots, you can rent boots from us for 1.000 ISK

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy : Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 2 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 20.0% if cancelled 30 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 10.0% if cancelled 90 day(s) before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Meet at Local Guide HQ by N1 Gas station on highway 1

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