On this glacier walk, that begins at Hali Country Hotel in Southeast Iceland, you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier away from the crowds. The professional guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Vatnajokull glacier starting with a super jeep ride followed by a fun glacier hike. It's time to get out and breathe the fresh Icelandic glacier air!
Duration: 3.5 - 4 hrs
Group maximum: 12 participants
Available: May - Oct
Age limit: 10 years
- Glacier Walk
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- Super Jeep ride
Meeting location: Guesthouse Hali, East Iceland
Note: Please be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time, click here for map. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a morning tour, we will be happy to help you find lodgings.
Included: Crampons, helmet, ice axe, guided tour with a local.
Bring with you: Good hiking boots, warm waterproof layered clothing, camera (optional).
Children (10-12): 7 450
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.
We'll take you to the glacier on a super jeep for an exciting glacier walk where we explore the glacier wonderland of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier. The walk takes part on Breidamerkurjokull, one of Vatnajokul's spectacular outlet glaciers.
The glacier hiking tour on Vatnajokull can take between 3 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hour on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception. This tour is rated moderated and is doable by most children and adults.
Before we start the drive we need to gear you up. It’s necessary to have the correct footwear for glacier hiking. You can rent hiking boots on location and the rental price is 1.000 ISK per pair.
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 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”.
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 regions history 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.
Disclaimer: This tour is operated by a trusted partner in Southeast Iceland.