Snaefellsjökull Glacier

  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier
  • Snaefellsjökull Glacier

Snaefellsjökull Glacier

Snæfellsjökull (height: 1446 m) stratovolcano is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland, rising up 1450 meters from the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This famous volcano is clearly visible more than 100 km away. Many have written poems about its grandeur and seemingly endless shining white coat of ice and snow. Arguably, the most famous literature about Snæfellsjökull is Jules’s Verne’s novel “Journey to the center of the Earth” where the entrance to the center was through a caldera at the very top.

The hike takes 5-7 hours with an average ascent time of 3-5 hours. The total elevation gain is 760 m (2,500 ft.) and the total hiking distance is 7-8 km (4,5-5 miles).
This trip truly delivers an amazing adventure along an Icelandic glacier. The drive itself offers breathtaking views surpassed by the vistas from the slopes and the peak. On clear days, the whole Westfjord peninsula is visible. Snæfellsjökull is undeniably one of the best glacier hikes in the world.We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors out of our control.

Terrain: Lava field, volcanic rock, snow, and glacier. A great hike to the top Iceland’s most famous glacier and volcano. The glacier has crevasses so a mountain guide and the right equipment are obligatory. The route down offers great skiing in the spring.

Tour highlights
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull glacier)
Glacier hiking

Rated: Challenging.
Duration: Approximately 12 hours.
Pick up time: Be ready at 8:00 AM for pick up from your Reykjavík accommodation and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.
Meet us on location time: If clients want to meet us at Snæfellsnes, then please be at Arnastapi at 11:00 AM.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík (and return) and a hiking guide.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are important on this tour. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented beforehand if you contact us or book online.
Minimum age: 16 years.
Maximum number of participants: 8 persons per guide.
Please note that no food is included in this tour so be sure to bring packed lunch and enough to drink for the whole day.

What's included?

Pick-up from Reykjavík and glacier gear.

What do I need to bring?

Essentials
  • Thermal underwear (shirt and long johns) synthetic or wool
  • Light Sweater,wool or fleece
  • Light and thin quick drying pants. Wind resistant
  • Waterproof breathable jacket
  • Waterproof breathable pants
  • Thin gloves, synthetic or wool
  • Mittens, thick ones, synthetic or wool
  • Hat or Balaclava
  • Socks, synthetic or wool
  • Gaiters
  • Hiking boots. The boots should be high enough to provide good ankle support
  • Backpack 30-50 liters
  • Sunprotection
  • Sunglasses with sufficient UV-protection. The glasses have to cover the eyes
Food and drink
  • Water or drinks: 3 liters total
  • Lunch bag: sandwiches, energy bars and some sweets
  •  Optional equipment
  • Camera
  • Walking poles
  • Warning: Jeans and other cotton fabricated clothing are not accepted. When cotton gets wet it looses its insulation capabilities, gets cold and dries slowly.

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Tour information:

  • Duration:
    12 HOURS
  • Booking Cutoff Hours:
    3
  • Location:
    Snæfellsjökull
  • Location:
    Snæfellsnes
  • Languages:
    EN
  • Highlights:
    Challenging, Glacier hiking, hiking guide, Lava field, Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Views,

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