Reserve your place on this tour of Vatnajökull glacier walk in the southeast of Iceland. If you want something more with local guides and away from the crowd, this is a tour that fits your needs.

After meeting your group at Hólabrekka, Lilja guesthouse, 30 km west of Höfn, you’ll receive all the necessary equipment. A backpack for you with all the gear inside Helmet, crampons, icepick, harness and first aid kit.

We will make our way together to the glacier, with time to enjoy the Icelandic landscape of the south coast, with rolling hills, wide-open skies and imposing cliffs dotting the landscape. From there, you’ll take a short stroll through the countryside to the glacier, followed by a boat trip in a zippy RIB boat.

As you walk, your guide will tell you about the glacier’s history and how the glacier has developed through the last century.

The sun reflecting off the white ice of the glacier can be a dazzling sight, so consider bringing sunglasses with you. You’ll admire the crevasses, crystalline crags and ice sculptures, all bleached by the power of the sun and swirled with blue from the depths of the glacier, where the sun’s UV rays have not touched.

Photography of the glaciers has become extremely popular in recent years, so don’t forget your camera for a keepsake of the bleak and desolate landscape, barren of any human impact. This primaeval landscape is unlike any you have ever experienced and you will feel the weight of the ages as you look out over the untouched ice. This tour is designed as a moderate walk with plenty of photo opportunities to suit hikers of most ability levels.

Don’t miss this chance to take photos of the ancient ice of one of the largest glaciers in Europe! Check the booking availability on the calendar on the right side.

We also offer this glacier walk as a private tour you can book that here

What every participant will get before the tour will start

Before the tour you will get a backpack with all the necessary equipment. If you have some extra things to take with you can also fit them in the backpack.

30L Backpack – Here all our equipment will go in

  

Helmet – Safety gear we use on the Glacier

  

Crampons – Very important for the walk on the glacier

Harness – Rescue safety gear

Ice Axe – The glacier walk helper

Life vest – Used for the boat trip

First aid Kit – Always good to have

19.900 ISK per person

Price includes: English speaking, local guided tour, all the gear for the walk, Back pack, crampons, harness, helmet, Ice axe, Life vest (for the boat) and first aid kit.

Price excludes: Clothing and hiking shoes, you can rent shoes for 1.500 ISK

Small groups guaranteed (7 max)

** There is no other company operating in the area

Difficulty:  Moderate – Accessible to all those in good health.

Distance: 7-9 km

Clothes: Proper walking boots/shoes, 3 layers of warm clothing (e.g. thin wool or fleece jumpers), windproof/waterproof jacket (preferably with a hood), wool or fleece trousers, windproof/waterproof trousers.

Gear provided: Backpack, crampons, harness, helmet, Ice axe, Life vest (for the boat) and first aid kit.

Additional information: Good to check the weather forecast before. You can see the forecast here

  • Walking boots and warm socks.  (we rent out hiking shoes if needed)
  • Warm clothes: 2-3 layers of thin wool or fleece jumpers, windproof/waterproof jacket, wool or fleece trousers, windproof/waterproof trousers, hat, mittens.
  • Bottle of water, packed lunch meal or light snack.
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Lilja Guesthouse also offers you buy breakfast/lunch before our tours. You can also buy a snack pack that you can take with you on the glacier 🙂

Availability

May-October

Departures:

All days 10:00

Trip duration:

4.5 – 5 hours

Meeting point:

Meeting point: Hólabrekka 30 km west of Höfn and 50 km east of Jökulsárlón (Glacier lagoon).
GPS location:Latitude: 64.299328 | Longitude: -15.418947

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