At Glacier Adventure, we run two ‘Glacier Walk’ tours per day. Our morning tour starts at 9.00 am and the afternoon one starts at 14.00 pm.
The tours generally last between 3.5 to 4 hours. Depending on the weather conditions and the size of the group. If you’ve booked a place on our morning tour. You’ll return between 1-1.30pm. And the afternoon tour will be between 4-4.30pm.
Please note, to ensure a prompt start for your tour, we ask you to arrive at our meeting point at least 20 minutes before your tour start time.
You might have come to realize that Iceland is one of those countries where there are plenty of things to see and do. It’s sometimes hard to plan ahead and work out what you’re going to do next.
We are sure that you won’t want to miss out on your time here, but don’t worry we are here to help. Not only on the glacier but also with your whole Iceland trip.
Here are a few ideas on how you can make the most of your time when booking your Glacier Walk tour. A mixture of a few things you can do both before and after your time with Glacier Adventure.
What to do before your tour?
If you book on our 9.00 is a tour, we recommend that you stay close to the meeting point the night before. This means you can take advantage of the beautiful scenery late at night and early in the morning.
Even if you’re on the 14:00 pm tour. It’s still worth staying close to ensure you have a relaxed start to the day.
Ten minutes driving to the west from Hali brings you Jokulsarlon and adjacent Diamond Beach, two jewels in the crown of Southeast Iceland. Both are stunning at any time of day, but enjoying a tranquil sunrise here with the North Atlantic ocean to your south and a vast icecap to your north is an experience not to be missed.
Across the road from ‘Diamond Beach’ is the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Again, this is quieter earlier in the morning and late at night so you can sometimes have this stunning scenery all to yourself.
Read more about visiting Diamond beach and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in our article Beautiful tourist spots west from Hali Country Hotel.
Re-energize at Hali Country Hotel’s restaurant
Hali Country Hotel is not just a hotel. They have a small restaurant serving meals, hot and cold drinks plus cakes. So feel free to pop in to enjoy a (soft!) drink before your tour.
Afterward, you might even be tempted to try out their ‘Day Menu’ or ‘Evening Menu’ depending on when your tour finishes. We are sure you’ll have worked up an appetite after your walk on the glacier.
Visit Þórbergssetur museum and cultural center
Now that you’ve gained some newfound energy, be sure to visit Þórbergssetur and read about one of Iceland’s most famous authors from the 20th century.
The museum and cultural center opened in 2006, and was created to honor local author Þórbergur Þórðarson who was born and lived in Hali.
The museum is dedicated to Þórbergur’s life and work, and also includes exhibitions devoted to local history in the area of Suðursveit.
Allow at least 30-60 minutes to visit. You can also download the app on your smartphone or tablet and listen to the tour.
Opening hours are: 9 am – 8 pm (daily).
Want to relax and take in the views?
Now we know after your Glacier Walk you might want to reflect on your experience. It’s sometimes difficult when there’s so much beautiful scenery to stop and take some time for yourselves. Well, we have the perfect option if you’d like to do that.
Head east from Hali Country Hotel. A 40-minute drive, about 52 km/ 32 miles later you’ll come across signs from the Ring Road for Hoffell. After following the gravel path, you’ll then come across a sign for ‘Hoffell Hot Pots’.
There is a car parking area and 5 individual hot tubs that you can hop into. Take your time and relax whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery. The price is 1000 ISK per person, so be sure to take some change with you.
Wondering where to go next?
There are many wonderful spots close to Hali Country Hotel. We put together a couple of articles sharing some of our favorite places for your onward journeys.
Check out the articles here:
- Beautiful tourist spots west from Hali Country Hotel
- Beautiful tourist spots east from Hali Country Hotel
We hope you enjoyed your Glacier Walk tour with us. Please ask us any more questions regarding your onward journey. We are happy to help.