Glacier Adventure Summer Tour – Glacier Walk and Ice Exploring
This tour is for the adventurous travelers that want to get away from the crowd and explore magical places out of the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air. You get to know the surrounding area from the perspective from our local point of view. On this tour we will experience natural unique ice formation, for example, ice-moulin, ice tunnel, spectacular blue ice walls, and even the start of a small ice cave formatting.
One of the most unique aspects of our trip is that the glacial environment is in a constant state of movement and change, meaning no one tour is the same as the next. The glacier periodically forms ice caves, blue ice tunnels, moulins, and other incredible features as it melts. Our expert guides will determine if any such ice features are safe to explore on the day of the tour and may add them to the trip as a bonus.
We visit Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull biggest outlet glaciers located within the Vatnajökull National Park.
We start the tour from Glacier Adventures meeting point, Hali. From there we drive our super jeeps to the edge of the glacier. That takes about 30 minutes. From there we hike around 1 km to the glacier where we put on the crampons and get an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. Crampons make it easy to walk on the ice so that there’s no worry of slipping. Other security items include harnesses, helmets and ice axes.
We spend about 4 hours on the glacier, walking and exploring the magical glacier features. This is truly an unforgettable experience.
This tour is rated moderate. The age limit is 14 years old.
There will be enough time for great photo opportunities. The tour can take between 5 - 6 hours.
- Hiking boots with good ankle support /can be rent for 1000 ISK
- Good clothing based on weather. 3 layers on top: base layer, light sweaters like fleece and water or windproof top. Light warm pants and waterproof if needed.
-Long wool or synthetic underwear and wool hiking socks
-Wool or fleece sweater
-Water-and windproof Gore-tex jacket & hiking pants
-Gloves, two pairs, it is good to have an extra pair of gloves.
-Hat, buff or balaclava.
-Small backpack for extra clothes, snack, camera and the thing you need to bring with you.
- Food for 6 hours tour
- 1-2 sandwiches depending on how much you need.
- 700 ml - 1 L of water or something else you like to drink (non alcoholic).
- Some energy rich and light food like 2-3 chocolate bars or something similar.
Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn at all times. Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation if not correctly equipped since this will put the clients at risk. In case of refusal, refund will not be possible.