Ideal for travelers with an appetite for adventure, this 4-hour ice-climbing tour of the Vatnajökull glacier is sure to heighten your adrenaline levels. Under the guidance of an expert instructor, you’ll climb over deep crevasses and dramatic sinkholes, and marvel at glacial sculptures created by volcanic eruptions. All safety equipment is provided and groups are limited to four people to ensure you receive personalized attention from your instructor at all times. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hofn are included.
Your Icelandic adventure begins at your Hofn hotel, where you’ll greet your guide and climb aboard a 4x4 Jeep destined for the Vatnajökull glacier. Ensure you’re wearing suitable clothing, including three warm layers, hiking boots, and gloves.
On arrival at the glacier, climb aboard an inflatable boat for the journey to the hike’s starting point. Here, you’ll get kitted out with a harness, helmet, and crampons while listening to an in-depth safety briefing.
Using your ice axe for leverage, follow your guide through a glacial wonderland of deep crevasses and sinkholes scattered with the ash of recent volcanic eruptions. Spend between two and three hours climbing over ice in your small group of four, before you return to your vehicle for drop-off at your Hofn hotel.