Adventurous 5-Hour Glacier Hiking and Ice Caving Tour with a Super Jeep Ride from Jokulsarlon

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Summary

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Tours and Cafe, Höfn, Iceland
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Languages
English
Available
Sept. - May
Minimum age
16 years old

Description

Embark on a five- to six-hour glacier hiking and ice-caving expedition with an exciting super jeep ride to and from your hike's starting point. Those seeking an exhilarating immersion into glacial terrains should book this tour from Jokulsarlon now.

The starting point for this journey is at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Cafe. Recognizable by the sight of Iceland's largest super jeeps stationed nearby and a ticket booth placed to the cafe's right, you'll quickly find yourself amidst a mesmerizing landscape ready to unveil its secrets.

The expedition kicks off with a thrilling super jeep ride. Your driver will navigate on-road and off-road terrains to reach the pristine Breidamerkurjokull glacier. This glacier, an extension of the larger Vatnajokull, boasts a unique backdrop. 

Overlooking the renowned Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the Breidamerkurjokull glacier offers panoramic vistas that are a visual treat. The shimmering ice contrasts with stark, rugged mountains, a beautiful sight.

Upon reaching the glacier's base, your expert guide will equip you with essential safety gear, ensuring every step taken is secure. Donning a helmet, crampons, and a safety harness, you'll be ready and eager to traverse the glacier's vast icy expanse on foot.

During the glacier walk, you'll witness a symphony of ice formations. Deep crevasses seem to pierce the very heart of the glacier, while moulins channel meltwater from the surface down to the base. Each feature tells a tale of nature's artistry and power.

Throughout this adventure, you'll cover a distance of approximately 3.7 to 6.2 miles (six to 10 kilometers) across the glacier, depending on the group's ability. The tour is considered moderate to challenging due to the distance covered and the icy terrain.

Your experienced guide will share intriguing stories and facts, weaving a rich tapestry of local knowledge, geology, and Icelandic culture. From understanding the age of the ice underfoot to learning about the forces that have shaped these icy landscapes, you'll gain an in-depth appreciation of this frozen realm.

The excursion highlight is a majestic ice cave exploration. Within its blue walls, one can witness the art of millennia. Layer upon layer of ice, compacted and shaped over ages, creates stunning visual patterns. The play of light within these caves casts an ethereal glow, making the experience surreal. 

With the glacier's ever-changing nature, each visit promises a distinct experience. Today's awe-inspiring chamber might be replaced by another wonder next season, ensuring that every tour is unique.

The return trek offers another opportunity to soak in the breathtaking surroundings before enjoying another super jeep ride back to the tour's starting point.  

Don't miss the chance to book this five-hour tour with glacier hiking and ice cave exploration departing from the world-renowned Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Super jeep ride from Jokulsarlon to the glacier and back
Glacier hiking and ice cave exploration with all necessary equipment
Expert, English-speaking guide

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Super Jeep
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Hat, gloves, and warm socks
Hiking boots
Water, snacks, and a light lunch
Camera

Good to know

Driving from Reykjavik on the day of the tour is not recommended due to the distance involved and the potential for travel disruptions or delays. Plan to stay close to Jokulsarlon the night before the excursion.

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