Glacier Hiking Adventure
Summit Iceland's most iconic glacier, Snæfellsjökull, where Jules Verne's book "Journey to the Centre of the Earth” begins.
A challenging hike for an experienced hiker to the top of one of the most impressive volcanoes in Iceland – Snæfellsjökull glacier. Sitting on its top gives you an epic view over the whole of Snæfellsnes peninsula that has been chosen as the most scenic destination in Europe. Hiking up this glacier volcano is an experience of a lifetime that no nature or hiking enthusiast visiting Iceland can skip!
Pick-up from Reykjavík available as well as a meet on location option. Remember to pack lunch for the whole day.
May - August
12 hours, 7 hours if you meet us on location
Meet on location
Reykjavik / Snaefellesnes
- Tour highlights
- Small group experience
- Snæfellsjökull national park
- Snæfellsjökull (Snaefellsjokull glacier)
- Challenging Glacier hike
- A certified glacier guide
- Glacier equipment
- Pick-up in Reykjavik available
Snæfellsjökull glacier has for long been associated with mystery. The locals say that they can feel the energy from it at all times. Jules Verne used Snæfellsjökull as a setting in his famous book “Journey to the center of the earth” and at one time this exact place was said to be a landing place for visitors that were expected from outer space. We can not guarantee any extraterrestrial activity on this tour, but a great hike in adventurous surroundings is sure to be a powerful experience for all participates.
This tour is available with pick up from Reykjavík (+5000 ISK). Please be sure to add pick up to your booking if you are not planning to meet us on location for this tour.
Pick up: If you have added pick up in your booking, please be ready at your selected pick up point in Reykjavik at 8 am. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Meet on location: If you want to meet us at Snæfellsnes (Snaefellesnes), then please be ready at Arnastapi (Restaurant and Bar Snofells) at 11:00 am.
Your challenging glacier hiking adventure starts from Arnarstapi, a small fishing village on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. From there our vehicle takes you up to Jökulháls pass where you will start your hike towards the summit. The first part of the hike is over lava and volcanic rocks but as we come higher up on the glacier, snow and ice become dominant so you will put your crampons on and aim for the top of the glacier, at 1446m.
The hike itself is about 7-8 KM long and it takes about 3-5 hours, depending on the conditions and weather each time.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, head wear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are essential on this tour. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented beforehand if you contact us or book these rental items directly online.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
In the booking process you are able to add pick up for this tour, as well as renting hiking poles.
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.
Price from 34.990 ISK per person.
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"Standing on top of the world!"
My husband and I did the Snaefellsjokull Glacier tour with Arctic Adventures last week and had an amazing experience. The guide was very experienced and professional. Definitely helped the day that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I would definitely recommend Arctic Adventures to anyone