Travellers hiking in Vatnajökull
breidamerkurjokull landscape
traveler trekking in breidamerkurjokull
Travelers posing in breidamerkurjokull
Ice block over black sand in Jökulsárlón
Traveler climbing in Vatnajökull glacier
Travellers in Vatnajökull with crampons
Crevasse in breidamerkurjokull ice
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Vatnajokull glacier ice hiking and 4x4 tour

Ice hike on Vatnajökull glacier, transport by Super Jeep 4x4 from Jökulsárlón lagoon.

(2 reviews)


1 day
Starts: From Jökulsárlón parking lot at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., depending on the selected time.
Ends: To the same point of departure between 3 and 4 hours later
Free cancellation!


A Super Jeep ride will take you to Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Grab your boots and get ready for the Vatnajokull Glacier Hike adventure. You will walk on the icy landscape of Breiðamerkurjökull, one of the areas that make up the glacier and discover its unique ice formations.

Want to know more? Read on 👀

Tour details


  • Professional guide
  • Super Jeep Trip
  • Small group
  • Glacier hike equipment: Crampons, harness, helmet and ice axe

Not included

  • Food and drink

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike

🕗 Duration of tour: 3 - 4 hours
👣 Duration of trek: 2 - 3 hours
👨‍👨‍👧‍👧Tamaño of the group: 12 + 1 guide

Jökulsárlón lagoon parking lot

Meet the other adventurers at the Jökulsárlón lagoon parking lot, where the guide will be waiting for you along with the Super Jeep and the rest of the group.

💬 Howlanders Tip
If you haven't already done so, we recommend visiting the Diamond Beach right next to the parking lot at the beginning or end of the tour. We, recommend you to leave it for the end because the Super Jeep adventure is about to begin😏

Super Jeeps in Jökulsárlón

Breiðamerkurjökull Hike

After a half hour drive through the Icelandic wilderness, you will arrive at Breiðamerkurjökull, which is a part of the Vatnajökull glacier.

Once equipped and after a few safety lessons, it's time to start your hike. For approximately 3.5 hours, you will explore the glacier while your guide tells you all the secrets of Vatnajökull.

Group trekking in Vatnajökull

Vatnajokull Glacier Excursion

Don't forget your camera because the icy landscape surrounded by mountains will leave you speechless. The ice formations and crevasses offer an ideal landscape for photography.

After a morning of hiking on the ice, you will finish our Vatnajökull adventure by returning by Super Jeep to the Jökulsárlón lagoon parking lot.

traveler hiking in Breidamerkurjokull

What to bring to Vatnajokull glacier ice hiking and 4x4 tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Camera

Where does the tour Vatnajokull glacier ice hiking and 4x4 tour start

The Vatnajokull Glacier Hike starts and ends at the Jokursalon Glacier Lagoon parking lot and you will have to travel there by car.

You can reach Jökulsárlón lagoon by car from Reykjavík. The trip is 375 km and the cost of gasoline is between 52 and 75 euros. It will take about 6 hours and it is very important that you take into account the weather conditions that day.

Questions & Answers

  • How difficult is the Vatnajökull glacier walk?

    Our glacier tour is considered to be of moderate difficulty. If you are able to walk for about 1 hour up and 1 hour down on uneven surfaces, there would not be any problem. Also, let us remind you that you will hike with safety equipment and a professional and certified glacier guide who will help you at any time. If you still have specific questions regarding this glacier hike, feel free to contact us.
  • What should I wear during the tour?

    During the winter we recommend you wear: warm clothes as a first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and trousers, hiking boots with ankle protection, a hat and gloves. Make sure you don't wear jeans for the hike in the cave, once they get wet they will take a long time to dry and therefore leave you cold.
  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum number of travelers is 12. We try to create small group sizes to enhance the experience.
  • How does bad weather affect my trip?

    For many Icelanders, it is a fine day, when in other parts of the world it is considered bad weather. In most cases, suitable waterproof clothing and hiking boots should be enough to withstand the frequent Icelandic. In the event of extreme weather conditions preventing the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.
  • What is the minimum age for the activity?

    Travelers must be at least 8 years old to do this activity.

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