Vatnajokull Glacier Hike | Departure from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike | Departure from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Have a taste of the ancient ice on this tour of Vatnajökull glacier.
Standing in front of a wall of blue ice on top of Vatnajökull glacier.
The beautiful mountain view from the top of Vatnajökull glacier.
The white ice of a glacier, streaked with black ash from past volcanic eruptions.
Standing among the crystal clear ice formations on top of Vatnajökull glacier.
Don't forget your camera on a glacier hiking tour on Vatnajökull glacier.

Come along on a unique adventure on top of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. This excursion consists of a jeep ride and a walk on top of this massive ice cap to a location where very few people visit, providing you with the feeling of having the Icelandic nature all to yourself.

This is a tour for those who wish to enjoy outdoor activities in the fresh mountain air and experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Iceland at its best. 

You'll hike up one of Vatnajökull's outlet glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull. A glacier hike is the best way to get to know this magnificent natural phenomenon while at the same time enjoy the surroundings and majestic mountain views. 

You will meet your guides at Jökulsárlón, a beautiful glacier lagoon in south-east Iceland where you can see icebergs, which have broken from Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, float on the serene water before the drift off to sea.

There, you'll hop aboard a large 4x4 vehicle and embark on a 30-minute ride to the glacier itself. Once at the starting point, you will receive the necessary safety equipment, such as crampons and a harness, as well as get instructions from the guide on how to move on the ice cap. So there is no need to worry if you've never tried an excursion like this, you'll be well prepared beforehand.

During the tour, you will move through the icy plains, past natural ice sculptures and blue crevasse formations so make sure you bring your camera along as you will want to capture this unique landscape on film. 

Your knowledgeable guide will lead you up the ice cap and tell you all you need to know about glaciers and the landscape that surrounds you. They will also take you to spots where there are very few people, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature.

Get to know Iceland's glaciers with this exciting glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Breiðamerkurjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 14:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
  • Expert glacier guide (local)

  • Necessary equipment such as crampons and a helmet

  • Pickup and drop off from Jökulsárlón

  • Transport from Reykjavík

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Good shoes (hiking boots if you have them)

  • Warm and waterproof clothes.

  • Thin hat and gloves

  • Camera (optional)

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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees