Glacier Encounter | Easy Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
2 hours
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English

Walk across the glistening surface of Iceland's largest ice cap on this glacier hiking excursion of Vatnajökull. This short but exciting tour is ideal for those looking for an...

Walk across the glistening surface of Iceland's largest ice cap on this glacier hiking excursion of Vatnajökull. This short but exciting tour is ideal for those looking for an initial taste of hiking up a glacier, without dedicating their whole day to just one adventure.

After having reached the meeting location at Freysnes gas station, close to the breathtaking Skaftafell Nature Reserve, you will greet your local glacier guide and get acquainted with the rest of the hikers. Before hitting the road you will get familiarized with our specialised glacial hiking equipment and learn of the journey ahead.

Then, you will board a super jeep and begin the short, scenic drive up to the glacier. Vatnajökull is the most voluminous ice cap in Europe, as it covers more than 8% of Iceland's total...

Included

English speaking guide
Glacier crampons
Ice axe
Safety equipment
Transportation in a Super Jeep

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing

Attractions

Vatnajökull
Skaftafell
Svínafellsjökull
South Coast

What to bring

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support
Hat and gloves
Sunglasses if it's a sunny day
Water and a snack
Camera

Good to know

We rent hiking boots on location for 1000isk, in Euro size 32-50.