Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull
Includes Super Jeep ride with a trained local glacier guide
We are offering this amazing glacier walk with a local guide, in which you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s largest outlet glaciers.
The trip starts at Hali Glacier Adventure basecamp
(10 minutes east from Glacier Lagoon/Jökulsárlón), where your guide drives you close to the glacier’s edge; off the beaten path, where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air. The tour can take between 3 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hour on the glacier), including the drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception. This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults. The minimum age is 10 years old.
What should I wear if I’m going on a Glacier Walk tour? Here you can see ideas of what to wear on the glacier and this is actually a list of clothing that we recommend when traveling in Iceland. This combination is ideal both for the summer and winter trip to Iceland, at least if you would like to enjoy your stay in Iceland, the reason is that the weather is very unreliable.
Before we start the drive we need to gear you up. It’s necessary to have the correct footwear for glacier hiking, you can rent hiking boots and rain clothes at our meeting point (we recommend Goretex clothes instead of rain clothes).
After the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area, we need to hike 1.5 km over flat and easy terrain to reach the edge of the glacier. The glacier walk starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. We provide ice crampons and teach you how to attach them to the boots. Crampons make it easy to walk on the ice so that there’s no worry of slipping. Other security items include helmets and ice axes.
We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. We see big sinkholes, called “Moulin”, that sometimes have drilled their way through the glacier, draining the meltwater of the ice through little waterfalls and streams.
The glacier also carries with it ashes of volcanic eruptions, the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone”. In this unique tour, you will get the chance to learn about the magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change and shape every day.
As we walk in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of unique picture moments our guide takes you through the region’s history from the settlement until our times. The tour is intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, talking and enjoying the unforgettable landscape in the surroundings of Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón.
We hope to see you this summer! 🙂
Team Glacier Adventure