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Glacier Trips offers private tours to an area that is off the beaten track. If you want to experience the largest glacier in Europe only with your friends or family this tour would fit you perfectly
On this tour, you will have your private local guide/driver that will take you to an area that no other company is planning their tours, so you will be away from the tourist areas and away from the main paths.
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.
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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
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1 – 4 persons – 120.000 ISK
5 – 7 persons – 150.000 ISK
8 and more – Please contact us at [email protected]
Price includes: English speaking, locally guided tour, all thBackpackr the walk, Backpack, 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
** 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 hood), wool or fleece trousers, windproof/waterproof trousers.
Gear provided: Back pack, crampons, harness, helmet, Ice axe, Life vest (for the boat) and first aid kit.
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- 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.
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 🙂
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All days, fixed timing
4.5 – 5 hours
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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