Private Full-Day Vatnajökull Glacier Tour

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

Tour Vatnajökull Glacier on a Private Adventure

PLEASE NOTE: This is a PRIVATE Vatnajökull National Park glacier hike. Only your booking will be on the trip. If you prefer a mixed-group experience, check out our full-day Vatnajökull Glacier hike.

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

During this tour of tour Vatnajokull glacier, your private group will learn how to use essential equipment for glacier travel before putting this knowledge to use. We will move as part of a team across the hard ice, overcoming challenges that only hours before would have seemed impossible.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, we push into more difficult terrain, such as crevasse fields and whatever the glacier throws at us. And along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to simply soak in the sheer beauty of the surroundings. We can tailor aspects of your ice-hiking Iceland tour for a personalised experience. Hikes can last for a minimum duration of 5.5 hours and a maximum of 8 hours.

This trip is built for anyone who can move with ease for long periods and may even want to try exploring an ice feature selected by the guide. Join us for ice hiking in Iceland and we will make sure you return home with an incredible story to tell.

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

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 Tour

  • 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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