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Vatnajokull Glacier Hike

Walk on the Vatnajökull glacier arriving by Super Jeep from the Jökulsárlón lagoon

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  • Ice block over black sand in Jökulsárlón
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1 day
Starts: From Jökulsárlón meeting point at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
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 Hike

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Camera

Where does the tour Vatnajokull Glacier Hike 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.

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