During this thrilling day tour, you’ll get two explore not one but two popular attractions in Iceland – glacier lagoons and glaciers.
We’ll start our acquaintance with the ice from the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. Fjallsárlón is a true hidden gem at Vatnajökull National Park. Seeing the iceberg-filled lake at the foot of the glacier and Iceland’s tallest mountain, Öræfajökull glacier, is ought to leave you breathless. Since the slopes surrounding the lagoon are so steep, it is possible to navigate the shoreline without fear of getting stuck. The specially-made zodiac boats are perfect in Arctic conditions and will allow you to get very close to the icebergs.
After an adventurous boat ride, we’ll meet again at Skaftafell Nature Reserve for an even more thrilling experience – a glacier hike. During this tour, you’ll get to explore one of the outlets of the famous Vatnajökull glacier, which is the largest glacier in Iceland. We’ll hike one of the most impressive glacier tongues in the area, Falljökull. This ancient icefall falls hundreds of meters off the mountaintop towards the ocean. That is why its Icelandic name translates to the falling glacier.”
You’ll have to travel between meeting locations at Fjallsárlón and Skaftafell independently, as transport isn’t provided. Upon booking, you’ll receive all the important information, such as your meeting points and exact meeting times.
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Iceland is known for unforeseeable weather. It is likely that you can see all 4 seasons in one day. Dressing for that kind of weather can always be demanding, so we suggest dressing in layers. 3 or 4 upper layers are highly recommended, for example, a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they are not suitable for the weather conditions, they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet.
Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are convenient and wear wind/waterproof pants over them. There is high UV and sunlight reflecting off on the glacier so we highly recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy. You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours. If you do not own a pair then we rent out suitable hiking boots as well as a waterproof raincoat and trousers.
This is surely a personal choice, we do not deny pregnant women on our glacier trips but we highly recommend you to take a closer look at our trip description and difficulty ratings, they will hopefully give you a better idea. We also recommend you to contact your physician, as pregnant women’s health can be quite different. If you have any further questions or concerns then feel free to contact us.
Yes, we provide you with all the necessary glacier gear for our glacier hiking tours. Ice axe, crampons, harness, and helmets are provided. This will help you to complete the tour safely. The minimum shoe size to attach crampons is EU 35.
Iceland is known to have a lot of snow and when the snow stays long enough in one place than it turns to ice. Over long periods of time, the ice layers up becoming huge blocks called glaciers. It forms to create ginormous glaciers that sweep across huge masses of land. Iceland is home of the largest glacier in Europe that is called Vatnajökull. The Glacier Guides can tell you more about and everything you need to know about the Glaciers.
Rain is common in Iceland but we never let the rain be in our way to go forward with our tours. That’s why we highly recommend appropriate clothing so you can be warm and dry on the tours. Nature is out of our control and therefore we need to adapt to the weather. Your safety is our first priority so if your safety is compromised by going on the tour then we will cancel it and you will get full reimbursement.