Ice Climbing Tour on Vatnajokull Glacier

Ice Climbing on Vatnajokull Glacier - GA04

Iceland's most stunning scenery

Ice Climbing at Vatnajokull Glacier

Ice Climbing at Vatnajokull Glacier

In this Ice climbing tour with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glacier. The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where your guide drives you to the glacier area, away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air.

24 900 ISK per adult

Age limit: 14 years old

Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

Available: Summer

Note: 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 front page.

Meeting location: At Hali Country Hotel, click for map.

Included: Climbing crampons, harness, helmet, ice climbing axes. Guided tour with a local.

Excluded: Rain gear, hiking boots

Bring with you:Hiking boots, warm and waterproof layered clothing.

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Before we start the drive we need to gear you up. It’s necessary to have the correct footwear for ice climbing. We’ll have the hiking boots ready for those who have rented such.

After the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area we take a short zodiac boat trip and sail a short distance to where the glacier walk starts. (We recommend that people take a proper boat tour at Glacier Lagoon or Fjallsárlón, this one is only for 2 minutes).

Waving from the summit

Waving from the summit

The glacier 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. Other security items include helmets and ice axes.

We walk to the climbing area 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 it ashes of volcanic eruptions, the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone”.

This tour has a maximum 4 participants to make sure that everyone can enjoy the climbing part of the trip.

Heroes with ice picks at the ready

Heroes with ice picks at the ready

The tour is intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, climbing the ice, talking and creating unforgettable moments with friends and family.

The tour takes approximately 3 hours (1,5 – 2 hour on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception. This tour is moderated and can be done by most travelers. You don’t have to have an ice climbing experience for this tour and we can adjust the climbing part to the group ability, from extreme to easy conditions.

Ice Climbing at Vatnajokull Glacier

Ice Climbing at Vatnajokull Glacier

Good clean fun with a rope

Good clean fun with a rope

Waving from the summit

Waving from the summit

Heroes with ice picks at the ready

Heroes with ice picks at the ready

There are many exciting shapes to be found in the ice

There are many exciting shapes to be found in the ice

 

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Please show up at least 20 minutes before departure.

 

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