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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk

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Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull

Embark on a glacier walk in Iceland with Glacier Adventure

Book Now Pay Later Option

We understand that COVID – 19 makes it very difficult to invest in future travel plans, Glacier Adventure wants to help ease that burden with our “book now pay later option.” 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.

When joining Glacier Adventure for a Glacier Walk you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this tour, you will explore one of the wonders of Vatnajökull National Park called Breiðarmerkurjökull. You will explore this stunning outlet glacier which extends from Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. 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.

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 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 tour starts and ends at our cozy base camp at Hali, only 12km east of Jökulsárlón i.e. The 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 transport you 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.

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

Departure Times: 9:00 & 14:00
Meeting Point: Glacier Adventure at Hali
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours/ 1,5 hours on the ice
Age Limit: 10 years old
Difficulty level: Easy – Moderate
Distance & Elevation: 6-7 km, 100-250 m
Group min: 2 persons
Group max: 12 person

– Guided tour with a local guide
– Crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe

 

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)
    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.
  • You can rent the following equipment for the Glacier Walk tour:
    Rain gear 1.000,- ISK
    Hiking boots 1.000,- ISK

Good to have in mind

  • Please be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time
  • We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a morning tour. You can find accommodation suggestion under useful information on our home page.
  • You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is

 

Disclaimer: 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.

More photos from earlier tours

  • Glacier Walk close to the Glacier Lagoon
  • Walking on the glacier
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Happy glacier walk customers
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Walk
  • Glacier Walk with Glacier Adventure
  • Drinking glacier water
  • The mighty Breiðamerkurjökull glacier
  • Glacier fountain
  • Glacier Walk with a view over glacier lagoon

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What are people saying

5

Amazing glacier walk

“Great guide and amazing experience. We had a great time walking on and learning about the glacier. Highly recommended.” S P
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  • WE ARE AUTHORIZED TOUR OPERATOR

    WE ARE AUTHORIZED TOUR OPERATOR

    Glacier Adventure has a licence provided by Icelandic tourist board to function as a tour operator.

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