This hiking trip takes you to the legendary volcanic glacier Snaefellsjokull. As one of Iceland’s natural wonders, it has inspired travelers throughout the ages and continues to do so.
This small-group tour is considered to be one of the best glacier hikes in the world. The day trip is challenging but offers a breathtaking view of the mountains and shores of the Westfjords peninsula. On clear days, you may even be able to get a glimpse of Greenland.
Your journey begins in the small fishing village of Arnastapi. From there, you’ll be driven to Jökulháls pass, where you’ll begin your ascent, hiking over volcanic rocks and, eventually, the snow and ice of the glacier.
An English-speaking, licensed adventure guide will lead you as you take on this impressive volcano. Your tour operator will provide you with all of the essential glacier-climbing and safety gear. You’ll want to bring warm, waterproof outdoor clothing, durable hiking boots, and lunch.
Geologically shaped by the last Ice Age, the area surrounding Snaefellsjokull was made a national park in 2001 to preserve its unique indigenous natural features. The glacier-topped volcano itself is over 700,000 years old and is typically the highlight of most tours in the region. The terrain is considered so otherworldly that NASA trained its astronauts here, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, in preparation for the 1969 moon landing.
Many poems have been written about it, but the most famous work of literature about it is surely Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Add in its role as the setting for the novel Under the Glacier, written by Iceland’s Nobel laureate, Halldór Laxness, and you have one of the most artistically inspiring locations on the planet.
Pickups for this incredible tour are from Reykjavik between 08:00 - 08:30. Don't miss this day tour to Snæfellsjökull glacier in West Iceland.
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