Tick one of Iceland’s most impressive natural landmarks off your list on this 12-hour excursion to the Snæfellsjökull glacier from Reykjavik. After a challenging hike, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Iceland’s fjords, its stunning peninsula and even Greenland, if visibility is good. This tour is ideal for those of an adventurous nature due to its exhilarating itinerary: connected to a rope, you’ll conquer icy crevasses and steep slopes before reaching the summit of one of Iceland’s highest peak. Small-group tour, limited to 8 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Your excursion begins with hotel pickup in Reykjavik. Ensure you leave your hotel well equipped with sun cream, warm clothing and practical hiking boots. During the scenic drive to Snæfellsjökull, you’ll travel through the Snaefellsness peninsula, a magical landscape comprised of waterfalls, mountains and dramatic glaciers.
On arrival at the starting point of your challenging hike, gaze up at the frozen summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a natural landmark that soars to a height of 750m (2,500ft). Once you reach the glacier, you’ll be attached to a rope and begin your ascent.
Your expert instructor will lead you over crevasses and icy slopes, ensuring you feel safe and secure at all times. The pace of the hike will be set depending on the ability of the group, and therefore can take between three and five hours.
At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Snaefellsness peninsula and Iceland’s unique natural tableau. On a particularly clear day, Greenland can also be seen.
After drinking in the view and recovering your energy with food (not included), make your descent and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel.
Great experience, could do it over again.
Guide was very dedicated and passionate about providing a good experience.
The route up to the summit was nicely balanced. The route down was fantastic.
On the glacier and mountain side, our group 7 total inc. guide was completely alone,
there were no other groups around doing this trip on the same day, which underlined
the feeling of getting close to nature.
It was July and we needed one or more layers for our entire body, including light gloves and beanie.
However, we did also need sunscreen. An extra par of dry socks would have been a smart move.
I cannot put my finger on any one thing that could have been improved.
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