Iceland is a land of many wonders, and one of its most unique features is the Vatnahökull Glacier. If you have ever wondered if you could do a unique Glamping in Iceland and combine it with a glacier walk this would be something you don’t want to miss. On this trip, you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in a canvas tent with a very nice made-up bed and hike on this incredible glacier in a remote outlet called Fláajökull. On top of it all, you can barbeque in the evening and have a very nice time in the gathering tent.
This one-day and one-night Glamping and glacier walk tour will begin from the Haukafell camping site. You will arrive at the meeting point, Haukafell camping site, before 11:00.
We will show you your canvas tent that is 16m2 and can capacity up to 4 persons. After that, we will have a meeting in the gathering tent and go over the plans for the glacier hike. The gathering tents will be our common area where we will enjoy our meetings, barbeque, and night gatherings.
The Glacier Walk – Vatnajökull outlet: Fláajökull
When everyone is ready we will walk from the camping site about 4 km to a remote stunning area the glacier has been forming, a small glacier lagoon, where Fláajökul glacier carves slowly into. When we are at the edge of the glacier we will prepare for a glacier walk on a remote glacier where there is no organized glacier walk by other companies. We will put on all the safety gear and learn how to walk on the glacier before we start to explore this stunning glacier.
After a nice time exploring the glacier and enjoying nature we will head back to the camping site. Where we will go over the day and you can start preparing your BBQ (if you have one with you) and spend some time in the gathering tent.
The hike is about 12 km elevation about 450 meters.
Very important is that everyone is part of the team and we all help each other out to prepare for the glacier walk. We work to gather to make things more joyful, and safe, and first of all to learn from and know each other better.
Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.
Moderate for some – Accessible to all those in good health.
Good clothes, hats, gloves, and hiking shoes are very important!
Crampons, helmets, harnesses, and other safety gear if needed.
June – September
Private tour contact
1 day – 1 night
Haukafell Camping site
Be at the meeting point before 11:00
Note: The weather can be unpredictable in Iceland. Have good outdoor clothes with you and good shoes. We will sleep in a tent, some nights can be cold so wool can sometimes be good to have for the night.
There are toilets at the camping site but no showers.
Latitude: 64.345508 | Longitude: -15.502587
Haukafell Camping site
+354 – 7792919
Glamping in Iceland: What is Included & Excluded
- A local guide through the tour
- Accommodation in a 16m2 canvas tent
- Remote Glacier Walk on Fláajökull glacier. No other company is going there.
- All safety equipment like backpacks, helmets, harnesses, ice picks, and crampons
- Gatherings tent: This is where you can enjoy the night after, eating your nice meal and relaxing, playing cards, singing, or some other fun things 🙂
- Clothes and shoes
- Travel to/from the tour start/endpoint
- Personal travel insurance
- All food (if you want to BBQ)
- Any items not mentioned as included
1 night in a 16m2 canvas bell tent Camping cot with a sleeping pad on top
Pillow and duvet
Clean bed linen
FOOD/MEALS & DRINK
We recommend you take some snacks with you for the walk.
We also recommend you take with you something to BBQ in the evening
*** We have some drinks and water, but we will not provide drinks for the whole tour
All safety gears
Hiking clothes and shoes (High ankle)
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Warm hat and gloves
Reusable water bottle
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Arrival and departure at Haukafell camping site. Arrive before 11:00
Transport can be arranged from Höfn
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE IN THE GROUP?
We take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 people in each group to ensure that everyone gets the most from their experience.
FOOD & DRINK
We do not provide food, but you have the possibility to BBQ and enjoy your meal in the gathering tent.
WHAT ARE THE FITNESS AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE TRIP?
Moderate – Accessible to all those in good health.
Able to walk around 12 km
WHAT ARE THE TOILET/ SHOWER FACILITIES?
There are toilets at the camping site but now showers. We might go to the natural hot tubs in Hoffell, not far away, and there are showers there.
Will we visit an Ice cave?
Ice cave tours are only available in the winter, from October to April. You can read more about the ice cave tours here.