Summit Tour of Snaefellsjokull Glacier

Summit Tour of Snaefellsjokull Glacier
See the beautiful landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the top of a glacier.
Join this fun-filled tour where you travel to the summit of Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Explore a glacier on a Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this exciting tour.
Breathe in the crisp mountain air on top of Snæfellsjökull glacier with this thrilling tour.
See the view of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the top of Snæfellsjökull glaicer.
Try traditional Icelandic snacks on this tour of the Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Reach new heights with this all-encompassing tour to the summit of the grand Snæfellsjökull glacier in West Iceland, and see for yourself the incredible vistas available from this mountain-top vantage point. Those looking for a unique adventure to add to their visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula should not let this opportunity pass them by.

You will begin the half-day tour by organising and preparing gear with your guide at the base on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Everything you could possibly need on the mountain will be included (eg; crampons, wind/waterproof outerwear, hiking boots, etc.).

Your guide will also offer a rundown on the tour itinerary and safety measures on the glacier, as well as present some information on Snæfellsjökull glacier itself. The group is limited to 12 participants (6:1 client to guide ratio), ensuring a safe and personal experience throughout. 

From there, you will be driven in a 4x4 shuttle bus to a Snowcat, a fully tracked vehicle that will take you just below the actual summit, which is also the highest point accessible for vehicles on the glacier. Here, you will stop for a while, take some photographs and bask in the majestic landscapes surrounding you.

You'll get to try some delicious Icelandic flatbread and traditional hot chocolate before you and your guide will push on to the true 1446 metre summit of the glacier. This segment of the tour requires a good level of general fitness, with an overall hike time of around 25 minutes. If you don’t feel like going to the summit, you can stay with the Snowcat where another guide will continue to point out scenes of interest.

After spending some quality time above the clouds, its time to head back. For most people, a simple ride down on the Snowcat will suffice. You can, of course, also to choose to ski the descent, rounding off your adventure with a burst of adrenaline!  Just remember that skiing equipment must be booked as an add-on for this tour.

So don't delay! Take your first step today toward scaling the glacier and book your place on this alpine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Jun.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsjökull National Park
Pickup information:
    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
    Snæfellsbær on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    • Outerwear/shell (if you need)

    • Mountaineering/hiking boots (if you need)

    • Water, sports drinks and energy bars

    • Hot chocolate and flatbread

    • All skiing gear

    • All necessary glacier safety gear

    • Harness

    • Crampons

    • Ice tools

    • Helmet

    • Transfer to/from Reykjavík

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes according to weather (also for purchase at our office)

    • Food and/or snacks if you prefer your own

    Good to know:

    Due to Iceland's unpredictable weather, this tour will only proceed should the conditions be suitable and safe. You will be informed well in advance should there be any cancellation. If you need any special requirements whilst on the tour, please let the operator know as quickly as possible.

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