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This exhilarating glacier super jeep tour will take you into the pristine wilderness of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe


  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Journeying to a Height of 1400 m
  • Views of Iceland’s Highest Peaks
  • Vatnajökull Glacier Views
  • Brokartindur Peak
  • Sultartungugil Glacier Valley
  • Esjufjöll Mountains Views
  • Öræfajökull Glacier Views

Travel by sturdy and comfortable Super Jeep high on Vatnajökull where the stunning beauty of Iceland's highest peaks will be all around you. Explore the heights of glorious Vatnajökull for a once in lifetime experience on the biggest icecap in Europe.

On this thrilling Super Jeep adventure tour you will be taken up to 1400 meters above sea level on Vatnajökull, the mightiest glacier in Europe, which will rest beneath you. This a majestic and raw environment, its stunning beauty and impressive grandeur will make you, literally, run out of superlatives. Yes, you can describe its magnificent vistas but words cannot totally do justice to the incredible sights and feelings you experience when you are there.


Availability May - Sept
Duration ~3 hours
Departs From Hotel Smyrlabjörg
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 1 year
Ratio 1:14
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Super Jeep
  • Free Wifi
  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & Secure Payment
  • Operated by our trusted partner

What's included


  • Small Group Experience
  • Super Jeep Tour on Vatnajökull
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Professional Glacier Driver / Guide
  • Glacier & Mountain Views

What to bring

  • Warm layers
  • Waterproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Meals

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Imagine traveling higher and higher on the glacier as Iceland's highest peaks reach towards the sky around you. You are in an ice-world whose snow-white, and sometimes ice-blue splendor envelopes you, the experience is a little reminiscent of a magic carpet ride towards the roof of the world. Have you left the earth behind and somehow dropped into the landscapes of a surreal ice-fairytale? This is the closest we can come to describing the true wonder of Vatnajökull, the grandest of all the glaciers in Europe!

Your guide is a Vatnajökull specialist who will tell you all about the development of the glacier, its unique features and how it moves. You will also learn how the environment impacts upon the glacier and, conversely, how the glacier has played a major role in shaping the area around it - both aspects to this process are ongoing!

The meeting point is at our base camp, which is located just by Hotel Smyrlabjörg, 46 km west from the town of Höfn and 34 km east from Jökulsárlón.

GPS coordinates: 64.2173538,-15.7195644

Please note: We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point on time, and we recommend arriving 30 min before the scheduled departure time. Unfortunately, we can not wait for late arrivals and hence, arriving late will result in an automatic cancellation of the booking and a full forfeiture of the booking fee.


Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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