This tour offers a more challenging hike for experienced hikers: rewarding you with majestic views from Snæfellsjökull glacier, one of Iceland’s largest volcanos. You can choose whether to meet us on location or be collected from Reykjavik, but whatever you choose, you’re in for one of the most amazing climbs of your life!
Duration: 7-12 hrs
Summer: 9 a.m.
Winter: 8 a.m.
Available: Apr - Oct
Age limit: 12 years
Meeting point: GoWest hut in Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, map with directions to Arnarstapi meeting point. See also map below.
Included: Guided glacier hike with a local guide, transport to Snæfellsjökull trail start (short drive), and all specialized glacier gear including a harness, crampons, ice axe, hiking sticks and a safety line.
Excluded: Meals so please bring with a packed lunch to last the whole day.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, head wear, gloves, food, snacks and water. Good hiking boots are essential on this tour.
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Snæfellsjökull glacier has long been associated with the supernatural: local legends claim that people can feel an energy emanating from the glacier. Snæfellsjökull, is also etched into popular culture, with Jules Verne using it as the setting for his famous book “Journey to the centre of the Earth”. Locals have gone as far to claim that it was once used as a landing spot for visitors from outer space. Unfortunately we cannot promise any extra-terrestrial activity on this tour, but we do guarantee a profound experience of an otherworldly nature. Who knows maybe the local legends are true: come to Snæfellsjökull glacier and find out for yourself!
Your challenging glacier hiking adventure starts from Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. From there our vehicle takes you up to Jökulháls pass where you will start your hike towards the summit. The first part of the hike is over lava and volcanic rocks but as we come higher up on the glacier, snow and ice become dominant so you will put your crampons on and aim for the top of the glacier, at 1446m.
Please note that the priced stated is per person for a minimum of 3 participants. If we do not get at least 3 participants on the tour, it will be priced as a privately guided tour which amounts to the total price of 3 participants (see booking engine for price). We will refund the amount if we do not get the minimum amount of participants and you do not want a private tour.
Map - (click to enlarge)
Disclaimer: All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.