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Summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier

The Grand Summit Tour

I’m on Top of the World!

Quick Info!
  • Snowcat tour to Snæfellsjökull's Mid-Cornice (1380 m.)

  • 4-5 Hours total

  • All inclusive tour

  • Limited to 8 participants

  • Option to ski down

  • Option to climb to the true summit

Prices

Adults (18+): ISK. 22.900

Teenagers (12-17): ISK. 14.900

All prices include VAT 11%.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

For safety reasons we have decided not to operate the Grand Summit Tour as advertised until we get more snow coverage on the glacier.
 

Last summer was exceptionally warm on the glacier causing crevasses to open more than we've seen before. That, in combination with low snow levels at higher elevation this winter increases the crevasse risk substantially. Last few seasons we've had about 7 meter snow coverage in the beginning of March (at 1200 meter elevation). Our guides found out that only about 2 meters of new snow have accumulated on our snowcat track at 1200 meter elevation, as of March 3rd.
Therefore we will not go to Snæfellsjökull's Mid-Cornice unless conditions improve.
Those who have already booked will receive a notification where we offer an alternative tour to 1100 meter elevation on the glacier. It is also possible to get a refund.
If you wish to get more information or join the alternative tour you can send us an e-mail to info@summitguides.is.
Crevasse danger in the alternative tour is minimal and almost non-existing.

In General


In this tour we compile everything we stand for and mix it with the most amazing views to be found on the peninsula. This is The Grand Summit Tour and we gave it that name for good reason. The tour starts by organizing and preparing gear at our offices (Meeting Point B). From there we drive our shuttle up to our snowcat that will take us up to Mid-Cornice of Snæfellsjökull Glacier (1380 meters). The Mid-Cornice is located just below the true summit and it’s the highest point any vehicle can go on the glacier. We will stop there for a while and those who are not afraid of hights get a chance to go with a professional guide up to the true summit of 1446 meters (if conditions allow). That requires some general good fitness and takes about 25 minutes. If you decide to go for the true summit, the guide will equip you with the tools needed for safe summit push, including helmet, crampons, harness and ice tools. 

 

If you don’t feel like going for the true summit, you stay on the Mid-Cornice where you will enjoy the great views and perhaps have a chat with the other guide that will stay with you there. If you feel cold, you can always get into our warm and cozy snowcat to relax. Up on the Mid-Cornice we will make and serve traditional Icelandic hot chocolate and Icelandic flatbread that’s kept us Icelanders alive throughout the last millennium. After spending this quality time above the clouds it’s time to head back. For most it’s a simple ride on the snowcat, unless you want to ski of course! We got all the ski gear you need to book as free extras on this tour.

The Grand Summit Tour is truly an adventure-packed half day tour to Snæfellsjökull summit… The best part? This tour is for anyone 12 years or older, regardless of fitness and interests. Just add extras like climbing the true summit or skiing down to make it more fun and challenging. Groups are limited to 6 participants per guide giving this tour a high client to guide ratio for safe and personal service throughout the whole tour.

 

When and How?

We offer this tour late winter and spring.
You can find current availability right here on this page or contact us for further information.

You can find the meeting point for this tour right here, marked as Meeting Point B.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, see contact!

 

Important!

Please include contact information (e-mail and/or phone number) in the booking process so we can contact you if we need to change or cancel the tour due to weather or other reasons. Be sure to check your e-mail regularly and/or have your phone turned on. You can always contact us if you have any questions.

Equipment

You need to bring:

  • Warm clothes according to weather (also for purchase at our office)

  • Hiking shoes

  • Food and/or snacks if you prefer your own

  • Sunglasses

We supply:

  • Outwear/shell (if you need)

  • Mountaineering/hiking boots (if you need)

  • Water, sports drinks and energy bars

  • Hot chocolate and flatbread

  • All skiing gear

    • Skis​

    • Ski boots

    • Poles

  • All necessary glacier safety gear

    • Harness

    • Crampons​

    • Ice tools

    • Helmet

 

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