Overview

Join us on an evening hike, in the midnight sun, to the summit of this legendary glacier/volcano duo, truly is a unique experience that should not be missed.

Highlights

  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Small group experience
  • Glacier hike
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Summit Tour
  • Westfjords Region

Working together as a team and using only the strength of our bodies and minds, we will hike together to the summit of Snæfellsjökull, a somewhat demanding hike over gravel, ice, and snow. Upon reaching the summit this natural way, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming sense of self-fulfillment and absolute triumph.

The views over the entirety of the Snæfellsness peninsula, the Westfjords, and even sometimes Reykjavik City is fascinating either.

  • Free Wifi
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability June - July
Duration 6-7 hours
Departs From Arnarstapi
Difficulty Challenging
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
Group maximum 8 people
Minimum age 12 years

From

25 000
Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Glacier hike on Snæfellsjokull glacier
  • Glacier gear and a small group experience

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Headwear and gloves
  • It's essential to have good hiking boots
  • Sturdy boots can be rented beforehand
  • Food and water

Not Included

  • Food and drinks

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Itinerary

Practical Information

people climbing down from glacier at sunset

Meeting time: 20:00 pm

Return time: 02:00 - 03:00 am

 

  • Icelandic weather constantly changes and therefore we reserve the right to postpone/cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside of our control. If the tour will be canceled, full refunds will be issued.

  • We work always as a team on the glacier and so if somebody can not make it to the summit then we must all turn around. When signing up for this tour please ensure you are fit enough for a hike of up to 8 hours, sometimes on steeper terrain.

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

Iceland is known for unforeseeable weather. It is likely that you can see all 4 seasons in one day.

Dressing for that kind sort of weather can always be demanding so we always 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. 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 shoes 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.

It is good to bring your own backpack on our full day or half day tours. It’s the best carry-on for a small lunch, extra clothes and other necessary items.

The scenery on the tour is full of stunning, scenic views that are photographable so you should definitely bring your camera along.

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.

Lunch is not provided on any of our trips, therefore we recommend you to bring your own lunch especially for the longer trips, snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip).

Crampons make you enable to walk on the glacier ice without slipping. They are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes.

Yes, we have specially trained and certified glacier guide on every glacier tour that we offer. And for our 3rd party tours we only partner with operators that meet our quality and safety standards.

Yes, we provide you with all necessary glacier gear for our glacier hiking tours. Ice axe, harness, and helmets are provided. This will help you to complete the tour safely.

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.

The guide on your Glacier Hiking tour will provide you with all the information you might need when preparing for a glacier hike.

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