Midnight Sun Summit Tour

Beautiful Scenery, Beautiful Sunset!

In General

The Midnight Sun Tour is one of the experiences that will probably stay with you forever. We start this tour at Gufuskálar (Meeting Point B) to gear up. From there we drive a mountain truck to our snowcat, which will take us up to roughly 1000-meter elevation. From there we hike up the remaining 350-meter elevation to Snæfellsjökull glacier´s North Summit while the sun is going down. The views over the clouds, Breiðafjörður Bay, Snæfellsnes peninsula and Faxaflói bay on the other side, bathed in the magnificent midnight sun is what makes this tour the most scenic tour we offer. We will stop for photo opportunities on the North Summit before walking back down.

 

The Tours

This tour takes about 5 hours total with about 3 hours of hiking and 1-2 hours in preparing and snowcat transport. This is relatively challenging hike in snow even though it’s only 400-meter elevation gain. Depending on conditions we may use snowshoes or crampons to assist us with this hike.

 

When and How?

We offer this tour from mid-June to mid-July with the main focus on summer solstice around June 20th. You need to bring warm clothes, hiking boots, small backpack, water and snacks. We supply all necessary safety gear for glacier travel.

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 according to weather (also for purchase at our office)

  • Backpack for your belongings, extra layers and crampons (approx. 25L)

  • Food and/or snacks if you prefer your own

We supply:

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

  • Mountaineering/hiking boots (if you need)

  • Water, sports drinks and energy bars

  • All necessary glacier safety gear

    • Harness​

    • Crampons

    • Ice axe

    • Helmet (where applicable)

 

Quick Info!
  • Beautiful sunset scenery!

  • 5 hours total, 2-3 hours hiking.

  • From mid-June to mid-July

  • Late departures (before midnight)

Prices

Adults: ISK. 22900

Teenagers (12-17): ISK. 9900

All prices include VAT 11%.

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