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Glacier Discovery

Duration

4 hours

Availability

Apr – Oct

Difficulty

Medium

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

14 years

Region

South

Explore Falljokull, a beautiful outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, and experience a thrilling glacier hiking in a remote and spectacular location. This tour is designed for those looking for an in-depth glacier hike in Iceland. It is perfect for those who have been on a glacier before, or who enjoy long hikes, or just looking for a bit of adventure!

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You’ll get the essential Icelandic experience of glacier hiking in a spectacular, less-visited location.
  • You’ll explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on a breathtaking outlet glacier tongue of Vatnajokull.
  • You’ll learn how the glaciers formed, how they changed since Iceland’s settlement and the threats that face them in these years.
  • This small-group tour offers a more personal and more challenging glacier experience.
  • The unique experience of a glacier walk on one of the many retreating glaciers of the world is sure to leave lasting memories.

What’s included?

Included

  • Glacier crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Safety equipment
  • Transportation to the glacier base camp in a Super Jeep

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Falljökull glacier outlet
  • Svínafellsjökull
  • South Coast
  • Small group experience

Tour itinerary

This tour begins when you meet your guide at the Freysnes gas station on the Icelandic Ring Road, just a 5-minute drive from Skaftafell nature Reserve in South-east Iceland. You’ll board your highly modified Super Jeep, and be driven fifteen minutes in Vatnajökull National Park.

You’ll visit the Falling Glacier (Falljokull). This glacier tongue of Vatnajökull is less-explored comparing to many other areas in the region, guaranteeing you a more personalized experience and a more challenging climb.

At the glacier base camp, your guide will provide you with all the necessary glacier equipment and give you a safety briefing, then lead you through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice; white ice, blue ice, and crystal clear ice.

The experience is otherworldly, with endless expanses of white and blue ice stretching in all directions, unbelievable formations such as crevasses and caverns, and spectacular views over the National Park and South Coast. During the 3-hour hike, you will have plenty of photo opportunities and your expert guide will share his knowledge about the ever-changing landscapes of the Icelandic glaciers, their formation, and interplay with the surrounding volcanoes and mountains.

After a thrilling excursion, you’ll be driven back to the meeting point at the gas station.

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 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meeting point:

Freysnes petrol station
785 Öræfi
Iceland

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a warm sweater is highly recommended. Wearing sturdy, waterproof boots and waterproof clothes are essential. If you don’t have hiking boots, you can book as extra for 1000 ISK. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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16.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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