Vatnajökull & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon with Glacier Hike
The tour route traverses along the South Coast on the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the national park entrance before starting our adventure on the Falljökull Glacier.
From there we will go for an exploratory hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet. High above us on the outlet glacier looms the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its grandeur, a sight not soon forgotten.
Geared up on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we safely walk on the ice and along the way we witness spectacular ice formations, winding sink holes, and deep 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 Falljökull, descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.
We continue from Falljökull onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. 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 will find ourselves gliding between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonder world of ice, hard to describe with words.
After our boat ride we stop for coffee before starting our journey back to Reykjavík.
PRICING & VALIDITY
Tour costs £269 per adult, £199 for 10 to 17 year olds. No under 10s allowed
This tour operates from April to October on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 7:30am and lasts around 16 hours.
This is a guided coach tour which includes hiking on a glacier & boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
For the glacier hike please bring the following items: Proper hiking boots, warm underwear or other good thermal underwear, waterproof jacket and hiking pants, warm hat or a cap, gloves / Mittens, water bottle with water, trail snacks like nuts, chocolate, and power bars.
The tour operator rents hiking boots and rain wear for a moderate fee to be paid directly to the tour operator. Please advice in advance if you would like to rent boots or rain wear.