What you'll experience.
In this glacier walk you’ll experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Your very knowledgeable, local guide will take you on an unforgettable journey to Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glaciers. The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where you’ll meet up with your guide and drive a specially modified super jeep to the glacier area. You guide will take you away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air.
The tour can take between 3,5 and 4 hours of which 1 – 1,5 hour will be on the glacier. The duration includes the drive back and forth from the pick up location at Hali reception. This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults but keep in mind that the minimum age is 10 years.
Before the super jeep departs you’ll receive all necessary glacier gear. It’s very important to have the correct footwear for glacier hiking so if you need you can rent hiking boots in the booking process.
After the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area, the glacier walk starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. You will be provided with ice crampons and your guide will teach you how to attach them to the boots. Crampons make it easy to walk on the ice so that there’s no worry of slipping. Other security items include helmets and ice axes.
You’ll walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. You will also see big sinkholes, called “Moulin”, that sometimes have drilled their way through the glacier, draining the meltwater of the ice through little waterfalls and streams. The glacier also carries with it ashes of volcanic eruptions, the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone”.
In this unique tour you will get the chance to learn about the magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change and shape every day
As you walk in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of unique picture moments your guide takes you through the regions history from the settlement until modern times. The tour is intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, talking and enjoying the unforgettable landscape in the surroundings of Jökulsárlón.