Hike the historical Snæfellsjökull glacier in West-Iceland, where Jules Verne once described the entrance to the “Centre of the Earth”!


  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Small group experience
  • Glacier hike
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Arnarstapi
  • Summit Tour
  • Eco-friendly operator

This famous volcano rises up 1450 meters from the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is clearly visible more than 100 km away.

  • Free Wifi
  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Duration 4.5 hours
Departs From Arnarstapi
Availability March-Sept
Ratio 1:7
Minimum age 12 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes
Difficulty Challenging


22 000
Per Adult
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What's included


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

What to bring

  • Thermals
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • It's essential to have good hiking boots on this mountain hike
  • Sturdy boots can be rented beforehand

Not Included

  • Lunch (please bring a packed lunch and water bottle)

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About the Tour

A great hike to the top Iceland’s most famous glacier and volcano. The glacier has crevasses so a mountain guide and the right equipment are essential. Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland. This famous volcano rises up 1450 meters from the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is clearly visible more than a 100 km away. Many have written poems about its grandeur and shining white coat of ice and snow.

The most famous literature about Snæfellsjökull is undoubtedly Jules’s Vernes novel Journey to the center of the Earth” where the entrance to the center was through a caldera at the top of Snæfellsjökull.

Everything about this trip is an amazing adventure; even the drive to the start of the hike offers breathtaking views only surpassed by the vistas from the slopes and the peak. On clear days the entire Westfjord peninsula is visible, beyond the North Atlantic ocean you can catch a glimpse of the shores of Greenland, and the peninsula itself with its amazing mountains and beaches are sights not soon to be forgotten. This is one of the very best glacier hikes in the world!

Arnarstapi at 8 a.m. in winter and 9 a.m. in summer.

Pick-up in Reykjavik is available for groups of 6 more people.

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