6 Hour Summer Glacier Discovery Hike on Vatnajokull with Transfer from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Tour starts
6 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
8 years old


Travel deep into the heart of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest icecap in Europe on this extended 6-hour glacier hiking tour. This excursion is perfect for photography enthusiasts as well as adventurers who are keen to explore a glacier in-depth as well as experience a taste of ice climbing.

You can expect magnificent stops on the way, including ice tunnels, moulins, crevasses, and the majestic Blue Steel, a phenomenon where glacial ice is constantly calving into Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.  In addition to these wonderful natural features, guests will be given the opportunity to observe or try some ice climbing on the way.

After meeting at Jökulsárlón, one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, you will be escorted by super jeep through the rough glacial terrain to the foot of Vatnajökull glacier. Your experienced guides will then provide the necessary equipment – helmets, crampons, ice axes, etc. - and give instructions before you head into the amazing environment on top of the ice cap.

Contrary to what some may think, this tour is labelled as easy and it is suitable for anyone moderately physically fit and it is perfect for solo travellers, couples, families, and, of course, small and large groups. 

Although the tour is 6 hours, that does not mean that you will be hiking the entire time. Aside from a stop for lunch, at a unique location, of course, each stop will present some fantastic photo opportunities for guests to enjoy. 

It is also essential to take enough time to absorb the beauty in this unique environment and marvel for a while at an ice sculpture or a small waterfall. Your experienced guide knows the ins and outs of the glacier like the back of their hand to provide the very best glacier experience possible.     

Book now and enjoy this summer glacier discovery tour, the ultimate glacier hike which promises an unforgettable experience for anyone travelling in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Professional guide
Glacier hiking & ice climbing equipment


Glacier Hiking
Super Jeep
Ice Climbing

What to bring

Hiking boots with ankle support and warm socks
Good, warm hiking clothes (fleece, wool, wind and waterproof jacket and trousers
Hat and gloves
Water bottle, lunch and energy rich snacks

Good to know

The hike is labelled easy and is suitable for anyone moderately physically fit.

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