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 perfect for people looking to have an introductory glacier tour in Iceland.
This tour will start with a short drive from our base to either Svinafellsjökull, which is a neighbouring glacier tongue descending from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap
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At the edge of the glacier, you will learn to put on crampons and have a small briefing. With an ice axe in hand, we will then embark on a 1 – 1 1/2 km guided excursion of the glacier.

Your guide will be pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice while on the hike and teaching you about some of the local geography and history.

The glacier surface and colour change a lot depending on the time of year, but summer is the perfect time to get up on the ice and explore.

Availability:

April – Mid November

Level:

Easy

Duration:

2.5 – 3 Hours (including 1 – 1 1/2 hour on the glacier)

Meeting point:

Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location)

1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.

GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)

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)

Included:

Helmet
Crampons
Harness
Icepick

Group Max Size:

12 people

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