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Canyoning Under Vatnajökull Glacier

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Price 29.900 ISK

Canyoning Tour Insight

Ice Guardians are the only operators of canyoning adventure experiences in Iceland!

This half-day trip is perfect on a sunny day, but it’s also thrilling even on rainy days, we’re getting wet anyway!

You can truly embrace the elements by jumping and sliding in, and abseiling down, the waterfalls and blue pools beneath the Vatnajökull Ice Cap.

  • Season: May - September
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Start time: 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM
  • Duration: 5,5 hours
  • Area: Haukafell
  • Type: Canyoning
  • Meeting point: Haukafell Campground
  • Age limit: 12 year old
  • Group size: 8 guest per 2 guides

Your adventure awaits

If you looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush in Vatnajökull National Park? Look no further than this half-day canyoning adventure with our friends at Ice Guardians.

This canyoning tour is operated by our friends Ice Guardians!

We begin by meeting on location, Haukafell Campground, getting you geared up and briefed on safety.

After setting off, we will walk through the nurseries of trees planted by locals of the Forestry Association of Austur-Skaftafellinga.

Along the way, you will see what it would’ve been like to be a farmer at the foot of Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull.

This trip is built for anyone who can swim confidently in the water, move with ease for half a day, and walk on uneven trails.

We will take you through and practice the techniques required to get down the canyon safely.

Canyoning experience is NOT necessary.

Join us canyoning in Vatnajökull National Park and we will make sure to send you home with a story to tell!

Disclaimer:  You will be asked to declare any medical conditions to your guide/s that will or could have an impact on a trip. If you are unsure if a medical condition will impact the trip, please drop us a message using the chat function or email [email protected]

  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for people with heart condition.

All tours are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents that are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.

What’s included? 

  • 2 Adventure Guides
  • Hooded 5mm Wetsuit, Helmet, Harness, Neoprene Boots & Gloves, Personal Safety Lanyards
  • Coffee, Hot Choc. or Tea after the trip
  • A Small Sweet Treat

What to bring?

  • Towel
  • Waterproof phone Case or GoPro/action camera
  • Dry change of clothes for after the trip
  • Thick hiking socks that can get wet
  • Swimsuit/rash vest/ slim fitting synthetic sports t-shirt/bra
  • Food for after the trip

CANYONING MEETING POINT is located at Haukafell Campground. We recommend being there at least 15 minutes before departure time. You will find the meeting point on Google Maps here

The Canyoning Tour is operated by our local friends at Ice Guardians. If you need to contact them: [email protected] – https://ice-guardians.com/

  • Glacier Adventure reserves the right to always keep a 5% payment fee to cover costs for the booking & rescheduling.
  • If you must reschedule or cancel the booking, please provide us with 24-hour notice. This way we might be able to resell the seats.
  • Cancellations received less than 24 hours before tour departure, will not be refunded. This includes bookings made within 24 hours before departure.
  • If clients cancel their tour more than 24 hours before departure, a 95% refund will be given.
  • “No Shows” will not be refunded if the client is not on time before the tour departure.
  • Glacier Adventure reserves the right to cancel your trip with your safety in mind.
  • With short notice, the tours can be canceled due to safety reasons or other natural conditions. In such cases, a 100% refund is provided.

Note: We don’t refund if the client is late or doesn’t show up, or if the weather is not good and the tour is still on schedule. We recommend that participants stay in a hotel or guesthouse close to Hali the night before the tour.

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