Day Tours/Activities

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Ice Experience

Known world wide as the entrance to the centre of our Earth, Snæfellsjökull glacier is a mystical place, featured in folklore, novels and providing the inspiration for artists throughout the centuries. Not only is the glacier beautiful but it sits on top of a dormant volcano, so when you hike to the summit you can tick off two items on your bucketlist.

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  • Available all year
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Location Snæfellsjökull glacier
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1, max. 8
  • Age limit Minimum age 8 years

What you'll experience.

The Snæfellsjökull glacier Ice Experience will take you to the very top of this magical and mysterious glacier.

Before your ascent for the Snæfellsjökull glacier ice experience, your guide will drive you up to the snowline, from where you’ll hike towards the base of Snæfellsjökull. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how the landscape has been influenced by the retreating glacial crown of Snæfellsjökull. This taste of Icelandic mountain life will reward you with incredible views over the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Atlantic Ocean.

The Hike

The Snæfellsjökull glacier ice experience is the perfect choice for beginner to intermediate hikers that want to feel the glacier. Not only does this give you a taste of Icelandic mountain life but it also provides countless opportunities for fun and photographs. We begin the tour with a short 20 minute hike through the glacier shaped landscape and volcanic morain up to the hard ice of the glacier itself. With an experienced glacial guide we take a short hike around the hard ice, witnessing the water channels winding their way through the ice and the crevasses where the ice is moving at its fastest. A beautiful beginner experience to a mountain glacier. Earlier in the season, there may still be snow on the glacier, where less crevasses and hard ice is exposed. During conditions of more snow then we will put on the rope earlier and get a taste of alpine hiking instead of spending time on hard ice.

Included in final tour price.


  • All glacier equipment (ice axes and crampons) are included in the price of the tour.

    Not included

    • Bring warm clothes, hiking boots and a sense of adventure

      What to bring.

      • Good shoes
      • Warm clothes
      • Rain gear
      • Camera


      • Snæfellsjökull glacier
      • View over Snæfellsnes peninsula
      • Glacier hike

      Tour operator

      This tour is operated by our friends at Go West. This family run company takes environmental responsibility to another level and is at the forefront of sustainable travel in Iceland. Their main driving force is to preserve the Icelandic nature so future generations can enjoy it as well.

      Go West's certifications:

      Vakinn gold class environmental

      17.000 ISK
      Per person

      17.000 ISK
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