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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk

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3,5-4 hrs
Availability : April - October
Hali
Vatnajökull Glacier
Min Age : 10
Tour Details

Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull

AWAY FROM THE CROWDS – Includes Super Jeep ride

When you join Glacier Adventure for a Glacier Walk you will get a personal experience from a local guide. You experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier and it‘s uniqueness while being away from the crowds.

Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull biggest outlet glacier. The trip starts at Hali where our meeting point is. From there the guide drives you to the glacier area, off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air.

The tour can take between 3,5 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hours on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our meeting point. This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults.

 

We start with gearing up. It is necessary to have the correct footwear when going on a glacier hike. Hiking boots are available for rent if you don ‘t have the proper boots with you. We give you crampons, a helmet, harness, and an ice ax.
After the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area, the walk starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. We provide ice crampons and teach you how to attach them to the boots. Crampons make it easy to walk on the ice so that there’s no worry of slipping.
We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ridges, and the deep crevasses of the glacier. We see big sinkholes, called “Moulin”, that sometimes have drilled their way through the glacier, draining the meltwater of the ice through little waterfalls and streams. The glacier also carries with its ashes of volcanic eruptions, and the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone.”
In this unique tour, you will get the chance to learn about the magnificent glacier, how it is formed, and how it continues to change and shape every day.
As we walk in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of unique picture moments, our guide takes you through the history of the region from the settlement until our times. The tour is intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, talking, and enjoying the unforgettable landscape in the surroundings of Jökulsárlón.

Departure & Return Location

Glacier Adventure Hali.  About 15 minutes drive from Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón (Google Maps)

Departure Time

09:00 and 14:00

Price Includes

  • Climbing helmet
  • Crampons to walk on the glacier (if needed)
  • Tour Guide
  • Walking harness (if needed)
  • Ice axe (if needed)

Optional items

  • One hiking pole
  • Some energy-rich food like chocolate or sandwich and water bottle- An extra layer of clothes.
  • Camera, tripod, and batteries
  • Phone
  • Hand warmers
  • Hiking Boots (ISK 1000 extra)
What to Bring

CLOTHING 
Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn at all times. The tour operator 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. 

– Good shoes (hiking boots if you have them) possible to rent at our reception

– 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.

– Thin hat and gloves

– Camera (optional)

  • Please be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time
  • For this tour, the participants should be in good hiking condition
  • 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.
  • You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is

Attention!

Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Sometimes Ice Cave tours get cancelled with short notice due to safety or weather reasons. After a heavy rain previous days before the tour, the cave sometimes get´s full of water. It can also be too warm for us to enter the caves, the ice can be unstable and not safe to go under. If that happens, we usually have other options if the weather allows, Super Jeep and Glacier Explore, where we drive to the glacier edge and explore the glacier tongue with many amazing picture moments. This tour we offer for a lower price. If you don´t want to take the Jeep tour we can also give you a 100% refund.

 

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