Glacier Hiking & Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Grand Slam
Get intimate with the highlights of Vatnajökull national park on a glacier hike and boat ride through towering icebergs!
Price from 16.990 ISK per person.
- Vatnajökull national park
- Glacier hiking
- Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
- Zodiac boat ride
Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
Meeting time: 30 minutes before tour start.
Minimum age: 15 years.
Included: Guided glacier hiking tour with a certified glacier guide and all specialized glacier gear needed, glacier lagoon boat ride.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Please note: Departure from our Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof). Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.
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Sign up and see why the Glacier Grand Slam is our most popular glacier trip! You will get the opportunity to visit the most breathtaking and inspiring nature that Vantnajökull National Park has to offer.
We start with a fantastic introduction to the unique, fascinating world of ice, traversing the spectacular but easy tracks of the Virkisjökull glacier. We start with a short walk along the glacier valley where your guide will explain the unique features of the retreating paths of Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings.
As we arrive at the edge of the Virkisjökull glacier we will strap on crampons and make our way up the icy but easily accessible slopes. On the way, we will witness incredible ice formations and crevasses, learning about how they are formed and how the glacier continuously reshapes itself. We will approach the awe-inspiring ice fall, seeing up close how the ancient ice stoically falls hundreds of meters off the mountain top below as it flows in slow motion towards the ocean, a journey it will never complete as global warming continues to fuel its melting and slow retreat.
After our glacier exploration, you must travel on your own to the secluded (and locals favorite) Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. Here you will take an amazing 45 minute Zodiac boat ride, gliding among numerous large icebergs with Europe’s largest glacial mass. The Fjallsárlón guide will take you back in time to the historical side of things. Come and learn about the history and formation of the lagoon and all who inhabited this beautiful landmark.
This is surely the ultimate ICEland adventure, filled with exploration, adventure and truly unforgettable views.
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Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented and paid for online.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
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