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Glacier Action: Glacier Walk and Snowmobile Tour

FUN COMBO TOUR FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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. Start  walk on Breiðarmerkurjökull one of the outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest Glacier and then go on a thrilling snowmobile tour on the ice cap in the afternoon.

The tours are led by local and professional guides to give you a safe and unforgettable experience in the breathtaking Vatnajökull nature. The tours start in two separate locations, you will need to drive between locations.

Glacier Walk

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

 

Snowmobile Adventure

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 9.000 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.

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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   

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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

  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour

Departure Time: 9:00
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: 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)
    • Sunglasses
    • 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.

Glacier Walk

  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ice axe

Snowmobile Tour

  • Overalls
  • Boots
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Balaclava face mask

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.

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  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour
  • Glacier Adventure, glacier hike and snowmobile tour

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