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Magical Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull Glacier

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15.500 ISK

Glacier Tour Insight

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 as well as little waterfalls and streams that form sinkholes called “moulins,” along with other beautiful ice features. The glacier also carries ashes of past volcanic eruptions, which often form a pyramid, called “dirt cones”.

During the glacier 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.

  • Season: April - September
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Area: Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Type: Glacier Walk
  • Meeting point: Glacier Adventure Base Camp, Hali
  • Age limit: 10 year old
  • Group size: 12
  • Tags: Glacier, Family friendly

Your adventure awaits

Are you looking to unleash the adventurer in you? And explore the unique nature of Iceland?

Then this is the perfect adventure day for you and your family or friends.

Joining Glacier Adventure for a Glacier Walk you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this glacier tour, you will explore this stunning outlet glacier which extends from Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

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. Hiking boots are available for rent if you don‘t have them with you.

From Hali base camp we will drive towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, for 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.

The total duration of the glacier tour is between 3,5 and 4 hours, with 1 – 1,5 hours on the glacier. This tour is easy-moderated and family-friendly. Minimum age is 10 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.

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   

Driving in Iceland can be unpredictable. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before the tour. Here you can find accommodation suggestion.

You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is

Guided tour with a local guide: Our certified and experienced glacier guides take you on an unforgettable journey to the glacier, which is located off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds.

Equipment: Crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe.

At the base camp: Free parking, coffee and wifi

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
  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water-bottle
  • Light Snack
  • 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.

Glacier Adventure offers a “book now pay later option” for people who 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.

  • 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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