GLACIER ENCOUNTER

A short glacier hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull

HIGHLIGHTS

Led by a local guide | Natural unique | Largest Glacier in Europe | Photo oportunity

Glacier Encounter, glacier walk

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This glacier hike is the perfect tour for those looking for a introductory glacier tour in Iceland.

We will start by driving to a neighbouring glacier outlet called Falljökull.

At the edge of the glacier, you will learn to put on crampons and have a small briefing about safety. We will then head on a 1-1,5 km hike on the glacier.

On the hike we will teach you about some of the history and local geography as well as point out some of the fascinating features of the ice.

Availability:

April – Mid November

Level:

Easy

Duration:

2-2,5 Hours (including 1 hour on the glacier)

Meeting point:

Freysnes petrol station
785 Öræfi
Iceland

Only a 5 minute drive east of Skaftafell nature reserve!

You will see our base at the main parking lot at the Freysnes Orkan/Shell gas station.
Hotel Skaftafell is just across the street.

It is also worth to note that we are located 320km, or a 4 hours drive, east of Reykjavík.

What to bring:

What to bring: hiking shoes with ankle support, outdoor clothes depending on whether at the time. (e.g. fleece and waterproof jacket)

Note: hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.

Included:

Helmet
Crampons
Harness
Icepick

Group Max Size:

12 people

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