Glacier Action: Glacier Walk and Snowmobile
This action filled combo tour allows you to experience the wonders of Vatnajökull National Park, recommended for everyone that wants to see & experience the glacier from different points of view. You can choose if you like to start with the Glacier Walking Tour in the morning and then embark on a Snowmobile Tour in the afternoon or vice versa.
- If you book the 09:00 AM Combo Tour you will be booked at 09:00 AM on the Vatnajökull Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure and 14:00 PM Snowmobile Tour with Glacier Jeeps
- If you book the 09:30 AM Combo Tour, you will be booked on the 09:30AM Snowmobile Tour with Glacier Jeeps and 14:00 on the Vatnajökull Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure.
This combo tour is available from May – October
Our certified and experienced glacier guides will take you on an unforgettable journey to Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull, located off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds.
Once you step onto the ice it will feel like you are located on an icy planet. You will see crevasses, small caves or tunnels as well as little waterfalls and streams and other beautiful ice features. During the tour, you will get the chance to learn about the glacier, its history, how it was formed, how it affects our community, and how it continues to change and shape every day.
The duration of the tour is approx 4 hours including preparation and drive (1,5 hours on the glacier).
Minimum age is 10 years old
Snowmobiling on Vatnajökull Glacier is an extraordinary experience and an adventure not to be missed! This tour is the perfect length for ‘first-time riders’ and individuals looking for a scenic, fun ride, suitable for everyone. Explore and experiencing the wilderness of the glacier, and the breathtaking views.
Two people ride on one snowmobile together, to get a single snowmobile you have to pay supplement charge 11.950 ISK. A valid driver‘s license is needed to operate a snowmobile. Passengers do not need to bring the driver´s licenses.
The duration of the tour is approx 3 hours, including preparations. Snowmobile is 1 hour incl. 2 photo stops.
The tours are led by local and professional guides to give you a safe and unforgettable experience in the breathtaking Vatnajökull region. The tours start in two separate locations, there is around 15 min drive between the two meeting point (13 km ) so make sure to take that into consideration when planning your trip. Please be at our meeting points 20 minutes before departure time.
GLACIER WALK MEETING POINT: Our meeting point is located at our Glacier Adventure Base Camp, just a few steps away from Hali Country Hotel. We are located 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and 67 km west of Höfn. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time.
You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here
SNOWMOBILE TOUR MEETING POINT is located at Vagnstaðir Hostel . We recommend being there at least 15 minutes before departure time. You will find the Glacier Jeeps meeting point on Google Maps here
The Snowmobile Tour is operated by our local friends at Glacier Jeeps. If you need to contact them: Tel: +354 478-1000 , www.glacierjeeps.is
VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER WALK
Departure Time: 9:00 / 14:00
Meeting Point: Glacier Adventure at Hali
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours/ 1,5 hours on the ice
Age Limit: 10 years old
Difficulty level: Easy – Moderate
Distance & Elevation: 6-7 km, 100-250 m
Group min: 2 persons
Group max: 12 person
Departure Time: 09:30 / 14:00
Meeting point: Vagnsstaðir Hostel
Duration: 3 hours, 1 hour on the glacier
Age Limit: No age limit
Difficulty Level: Easy
No matter where you’re going in Iceland, it’s important to choose the right clothing and dress according to weather. We strongly recommend dressing in layers so it is easy to take off or put on layers depending on weather.
- Good waterproof shoes with ankle support (hiking boots )
- Thermal underwear
- Wool/fleece thermal mid-layer
- Hiking pants.
- Waterproof pants & jacket
- Gloves & hat
- Socks (wool or synthetic)
- Small backpack
- Reusable Water-bottle
- Food or Snack for a 6 hour tour (sandwich, chocolate bar, etc.)
- Camera (optional)
Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation of clients if not dressed according to weather since this will put the clients at risk. In such circumstances no refunds shall be given.
- Ice axe
- Balaclava face mask
You can rent the following items for the Glacier Walk:
– Rain gear 1000,- ISK
– Hiking boots 1000,- ISK
Good to have in mind
Please be at our meeting points 20 minutes before departure time
We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a morning tour. You can find accommodation suggestion under useful information on our home page.
You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is
Disclaimer: All glacier trips are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents which are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.