Glacier Adventure Winter Tour


Glacier Adventure Winter Tour – Glacier Walk and Ice Exploring

This tour is for the adventurous travelers that want to get away from the crowd and explore magical places out of the beaten path. Get to know the surrounding area from the perspective from our local point of view. On this tour we will experience natural unique ice formation, for example, ice-moulin, ice tunnel, and spectacular blue ice walls.  If we are lucky, we might find an ice cave to explore, but it is not guaranteed.

One of the most unique aspects of our trip is that the glacial environment is in a constant state of movement and change, meaning no one tour is the same as the next.  The glacier periodically forms blue ice tunnels, moulins, and other incredible features as it melts.  Our expert guides will determine if any such ice features are safe to explore on the day of the tour, and may add them to the trip as a bonus.

You will get the chance of being lowered in a blue moulin and climb back up secured in a line, go through an ice tunnel and in between tall blue ice walls. There will be enough time for great photo opportunities. The tour can take between 4 – 4,5 hours. 

We visit Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull biggest outlet glaciers located within the Vatnajökull National Park. Every winter our guides scout the front part of the glacier to find interesting features that we can go into and explore.

You will be provided with crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe if needed. Please read over the needed equipment list to see what you need to wear and bring with.

This tour is rated moderate. The age limit is 14 years old.

We start the tour from Glacier Adventures meeting point, Hali. From there we drive one of our jeeps to the edge of Vatnajökull Glacier. That takes about 30 minuets. From there we walk 1 km to the glacier where we put on crampons to walk up to the moulin and ice tunnels. We spend about 1,5 – 2 hours on the glacier, walking and exploring the magical glacier features. This is truly an unforgettable experience.

You can see the northern light after the tour. In Iceland, you are able to see the northern lights for around eight months a year from late August till late April. Winter season is definitely the most common time to see the northern lights in Iceland. It is really nice to go watch the northern lights at the Glacier Lagoon, which is only 15 minutes away from our meeting point.

    Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn at all times. Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation if not correctly equipped since this will put the clients at risk. In case of refusal, refund will not be possible. 
  • – Hiking boots with good ankle support /can be rent for 1000 ISK
  • – Good clothing based on weather. 3 layers on top: base layer, light sweaters like fleece and water or windproof top. Light warm pants and waterproof if needed.
  • -Long wool or synthetic underwear and wool hiking socks
  • -Wool or fleece sweater
  • -Water-and windproof Gore-tex  jacket & hiking pants
  • -Gloves, two pairs, it is good to have an extra pair of gloves.
  • -Hat, buff or balaclava.
  • -Small backpack for extra clothes, snack, camera and the thing you need to bring with you.
  • – Helmet
  • – Crampons
    – Harness
  • – Ice Axe if needed
  • – Headlamp if needed
  • – Guided tour with a local guide

– One hiking pole.
– An extra layer of clothes.
– Phone for taking good photos!
– Hand warmers

Good to have in mind

Be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time.

Driving in Iceland in the winter time can take much longer than during the summer. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a tour. Here you can find accommodation suggestion.

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The highlight of my trip to Iceland

This ended up being exactly what I wanted, and so much more! estheryumiko
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