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 if conditions allow. 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, free of charge.
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.
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.