Magical Glacier Walk

Fun and easy hike on Snæfellsjökull´s Glacier Ice!

In General

This is our shortest and most popular glacier tour. The well-known magical elements of Snæfellsjökull glacier can be experienced in this tour, especially for those seeking pure contact with unspoiled nature. This tour begins at Gufuskálar (Meeting Point B) where we fit crampons and boots. From there we drive our mountain truck up to the roots of Snæfellsjökull glacier at 750-meter elevation. Then we walk up to the glacier ice where we put on crampons and walk at relatively easy pace up to about 900 meters to see crevasses, moulins and other interesting ice formations on the way. We will stop regularly on the way to enjoy the beautiful view over the lowlands and Breiðafjörður bay on one side and up to Snæfellsjökull's summit on the other side.

 

The Tours

The total duration is about 3 hours with about 1,5 hours on the ice. You need to be reasonably fit to participate, even though this is one of our easiest tours. We use our mountain truck to get us within walking range of the glacier. Then it's about 20 minute walk until we put on crampons and continue on the glacier ice with total elevation gain of about 200 meters. You will meet us for this tour at our base in Gufuskálar (Meeting Point B) to fit crampons and gear up for the hike. From that point we drive up to Snæfellsjökull glacier in our mountain truck. Minimum age is 12 years old.
The tours are limited to 16 persons per group. Two groups may depart at the same time, then the total is limited to 22 persons (11 per group).

 

When?

This tour is reliant on right weather and seasonal conditions. It's only available when there is no snow covering the glacial ice. That season can differ a lot between years but usually we can operate this tour from beginning of July to mid-September.

You can see the availability in our booking system on this page.

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 (at least the same morning). You can always contact us if you have any questions.

Equipment

You need to bring:

  • Warm clothes (also available for purchase in our office)

We supply:

  • Gore-Tex outwear/shell (if you need)

  • Mountaineering/hiking boots (if you need)

  • All necessary glacier safety gear

    • Harness​

    • Crampons

    • Ice axe

 

 

 

Quick Info!
  • The perfect short hike during summer

  • Beautiful scenery

  • Up to 3 hours total time

  • From July to September

  • See departure times in booking system

  • You need to bring

    • Warm clothes

Prices

Adults: ISK. 13900

Teenagers (12-17): ISK. 8900

 

All prices include VAT 11%.

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