An experience of a lifetime!
This glacier tour is intended for those who want to spend a whole day outside hiking, ice climbing and exploring the wonders of the glacier.
Get out of your comfort zone and create unforgettable memories with friends and family.
The tour has a maximum of 4 participants to ensure that everyone can Ice climb as much as they want and enjoy an intimate and discovery-filled adventure.
- Season: April - September
- Difficulty: Moderate Moderate to Difficult
- Duration: 5-6 hours / 3 hours on ice
- Area: Vatnajökull Glacier
- Type: Ice Cimbing
- Meeting point: Glacier Adventure Base Camp, Hali
- Age limit: 14 year old
- Group size: 4
- Tags: Glacier
This ice climbing tour is available upon request, please contact us through [email protected]
The glacier tour starts and ends at our cozy base camp at Hali, only 12km east of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. At Hali you will be welcomed by the Glacier Adventure staff and provided with all the necessary glacier equipment like crampons, ice axe, helmet, and harness. Stiff hiking boots will also be provided on this glacier tour.
From Hali base camp we will drive towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, the drive takes approx. 30-40 minutes. From the parking lot, we will walk towards the glacier in a lunar landscape that has been shaped through the years by the retrieving glacier, the walk takes approx. 30-40 minutes.
We walk to the ice climbing area through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures looking for the perfect climbing spot. Once you step onto the ice it will feel like you are located on an icy planet. You might see some crevasses, small caves, tunnels, little waterfalls, and streams that form sinkholes called “moulins,” along with other beautiful ice features. The glacier carries ashes of past volcanic eruptions, which often form a pyramid, called “dirt cones”. 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 total duration of the glacier tour is between 5-6 hours, 3-4hours on the glacier. This glacier tour is at a moderate level and prior glacier climbing experience is not needed. We can adjust the climbing part to the participant’s ability from easy up to extreme. Minimum age is 14 years old.
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.
Guided glacier tour with a local guide: Our certified and experienced glacier guides take you on an unforgettable journey into the glacier. You will learn facts about the glacier and the history of the region and get the perfect instagram photo.
Equipment: Mountaineering boots, Climbing crampons, Harness, Helmet and Ice climbing axes.
At the base camp: Free parking, coffee and wifi
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. Make sure to arrive at the meeting point early each day of the tour, so we can gear up. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time.
You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here
Driving in the winter time can take much longer than expected. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before the tour. Here you can find accommodation suggestion.
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)
You can rent the following equipment before the tour:
- Hiking boots 1.000,- ISK
- Rain gear 1.000,- ISK
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.
Book Now Pay Later Option
Glacier Adventure offers “book now pay later option” for people that find it difficult to invest in future travel plans or are having problems booking online. To book a tour send us an e-mail to [email protected] let us know which tour you would like to attend, what date, time, number of guests, and your phone nr. (incl. country code).
Pay for the tour on location when you arrive at our base camp at Hali.