Extreme 13-Hour Glacier Hiking Tour on Snaefellsjokull with Transfer from Reykjavik

The view from atop Snaefellsjokull glacier, across a sea of clouds over West Iceland.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
13 hours
Difficulty
Demanding
Languages
English
Available
June
Minimum age
16 years old

Description

Challenge yourself with an exhilarating hike to the top of the iconic Snaefellsjokull glacier in this 13-hour tour. Adventurers looking to conquer the glacial giants of Iceland will be rewarded with an unforgettable view of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and beyond.

Your journey will start when your tour guide picks you up in Reykjavik. From there, you’ll head west towards the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, during which you can enjoy the lovely scenery of the Icelandic west coast.

Driving through Snaefellsnes National Park on the way, you’ll get a condensed experience of Iceland’s diverse landscape. You’ll pass by black sand beaches, mossy lava fields, and hidden caves and waterfalls.

Upon arriving at Snaefellsjokull, you’ll get a good idea of what you’re in for. The glacier-capped volcano is a staggering 4,744 feet (1,446 meters) tall, has two distinct peaks, and is massive enough that on clear days, you can see it from all the way back in Reykjavik.

Before ascending, your expert guide will brief you on the safety protocols to follow during the hike. You’ll also get familiar with the equipment needed to ensure you can tread the icy landscape safely and effectively.

Once you begin your hike, you’ll traverse through the challenging glacial landscape with only your gear, guide, and adrenaline to keep you going. The ascent will take you across icy crevasses and snowy mountain ridges, testing you before you get your reward.

As you reach the summit, the scenery opens up to a view only the special few who’ve made the hike have ever seen. The breathtaking panorama shows you everything from the Westfjords in the north to Reykjanes Peninsula in the south, with a beautiful open ocean in between.

Snaefellsjokull holds a special significance to the Icelandic people as a place of power and mysticism. In Jules Verne’s novel, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ the glacier sits atop the entrance to a fantastical underground world, and from the summit, it’s easy to see how it inspired it all.

After soaking in the spectacular view and taking photos to capture the moment, you’ll make your descent with your guide. On your way back to Reykjavik, you’re sure to arrive with wonderful memories and a sense of pride at having conquered Iceland’s crown of the west.

Experience this unforgettable journey to the top of the world and be rewarded with a stunning view beyond compare. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Glacier equipment
Professional guide

Activities

Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Warm clothing
Rain gear
Hiking boots
Food (energy bars are advised)
Water bottle

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