Private Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

  • Up to 8 hoursmin 5 hr 30 min
  • Level: Easy to ChallengingDifficulty rating dependent on group
  • 5 out of 5 (click to read)
  • 6 Guests : 1 Guide
  • Vatnajökull National Park

Tour Vatnajökull Glacier On a Private Adventure

Experience the jaw-dropping beauty of an outlet glacier flowing from Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull.

Please note, this is a PRIVATE Vatnajökull National Park glacier hike. Only your booking will be on the trip.

We can tailor aspects of your tour for a personalised experience. Hikes can last for a minimum duration of 5.5 hours and a maximum of 8 hours.

Come face to face with otherworldly ice features that have intrigued scientists, mountaineers, and polar explorers for centuries.

Learn about how glaciers form, move, and have impacted everyday lives locally for millennia.

Discover the role glaciers play in climate change, and what the human race can expect in the next centuries as they sadly retreat.

During this adventure, you will not only learn how to use essential equipment for glacier travel but also put it to use as we move as part of a team on the hard ice.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, we will have the opportunity to push into more difficult terrain, such as crevasse fields and whatever the glacier throws at us.

This trip is built for anyone who can move with ease for a half to full day, and may even want to try exploring an ice feature selected by the guide.

Join us, ice hiking in Iceland and we will make sure you return home with an incredible story to tell.

Are you ready to tour the Vatnajökull Glacier? Please contact us if you have any questions before booking.

And for even more inspiration for your trip to the Land of Fire and Ice, check out our full range of adventure trips and courses in Iceland.

Price Includes

  • Goods & services tax
  • Certified & Experienced Hard Ice Guide/First Responder
  • Guide/s will carry first aid kit, radio communication, crevasse rescue equipment.
  • Necessary safety equipment(crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe)
  • Short hike to the glacier(30-60 mins)
  • Hot chocolate & Icelandic Sweet Snack
  • 1-2 days before your trip, we'll get in touch to give you a weather & expected conditions report.

Price Excludes

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Your own vehicle transport to the meeting point - Veitingasala Restaurant

Vatnajökull Glacier Tour Difficulty

  • You should be able to hike between 7-12km in a day.
  • Be accustomed to walking on uneven grounds.
  • You will be asked to declare any medical conditions to your guide/s that will or could have an impact on a trip. If you are unsure if a medical condition will impact the trip, please email us before booking
  • This is a Private trip, so only your booking will be on the trip.
  • We operate on a low client to guide ratio (maximum 6:1)
  • Minimum age 12 (guide has the right to ask for ID)

What to Bring on Your Vatnajökull National Park Glacier Hike

  • Sturdy hiking or mountaineering boots.(good ankle support and a stiff sole)
  • Small/medium sized backpack for your personal belongings.
  • 1L Water per person.
  • Waterproof jacket and pants.
  • Warm clothes, sunglasses, cap/beanie, gloves.
  • Snacks are useful.(sandwiches, nuts, breakfast bars, jerky etc.)
  • Camera/ mobile phone to capture your memories. (for tripods/drones see FAQs)
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