Adventure packed day trip to the Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Park. Includes a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur and glacier walking on the Virkisjökull Outlet Glacier. Operated from Reykjavík three times a week. Trip difficulty: 1 or 2 of possible 5. Easy – Family Adventure in Vatnajökull National Park.
This amazing adventure tour will take you into the Vatnajökull National Park in South East Iceland and onto the largest glacier in Europe. We will drive along the South Coast on the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the national park entrance in Skaftafell before starting our adventure on the Virkisjökull Glacier. There we will go for an scenic hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet and all around. High above us on the outlet rises the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its magnificence, a sight not soon forgotten.
Walking on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we safely walk on the ice and along the way we see spectacular ice formations, deep sink holes and rugged ice crevasses. Our specially trained, highly qualified glacier guides will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, that like the Virkisjökull, descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.
From Virkisjökull we continue onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must sees and there is no better way to explore it than on one of the strange looking amphibian boats. We´ll find ourselves gliding between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonderworld of ice, hard to describe with words. After our boat ride we stop for coffee and a warm Icelandic waffel with cream and jam before starting our journey back to Reykjavík. Guaranteed departures on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00 AM from June 1st – September 15th. The pick up is anytime between 7:00 and 7:30 AM* in the Iceland Excursions bus. Details: Price: 29.990 ISK per person.
Pick-up from Reykjavík, boat trip on the glacier lagoon, glacier hiking on Falljökull, lunch and waffle after the boat ride. ALL included.
You can rent hiking shoes and/or waterproof clothing in Skaftafell: 500 ISK per piece. Bring with you:
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves (gloves can be provided). Good hiking shoes are recommended!
Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: Approx 14-15 hours with transfer from Reykjavík. Please Note:
All outdoor glacier trips depend on weather and glacier conditions. No minimum number of participants in June, July & August. Age limit: 10 years. Click here for details on our cancellation policy. Disclaimer:
Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures / Glacier Guides guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. Glacier hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and Guests may be requested by Glacier Guides to sign a liability release and assumption of risk prior to certain excursions.
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