Vatnajökull Glacier Walk

  • Departure Times: 9:00 & 14:00
  • 3,5 – 4 hours1,5 hours on the ice
  • Level: Easy
  • 12 Guests : 1 Guide
  • Breiðarmerkurjökull, Vatnajökull National ParkMeeting Point: Hali (Glacier Adventure)


When joining Glacier Adventure for a Glacier Walk you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this tour, you will explore one of the wonders of Vatnajökull National Park called Breiðamerkurjökull. You will explore this stunning outlet glacier which extends from Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. An unforgettable journey onto the glacier, which is located off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds.

Once you step onto the ice it will feel like you are located on an icy planet.  You might see some small caves, tunnels as well as little waterfalls and streams that form sinkholes called “moulins,” along with other beautiful ice features. The glacier also carries ashes of past volcanic eruptions, which often form a pyramid, called “dirt cones”. During the tour, you will get the chance to learn about the glacier, its history, how it was formed, how it affects our community, and how it continues to change and shape every day.

The tour starts and ends at our cozy base camp at Hali, only 12km east of Jökulsárlón i.e. The Glacier Lagoon. At Hali you will be welcomed by the Glacier Adventure staff and provided with all the necessary glacier equipment like crampons, ice axe, helmet, and harness. Hiking boots are available for rent if you don‘t have them with you.

From Hali base camp we will transport you towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, the drive takes approx. 30-40 minutes. From the parking lot, we will walk towards the glacier in a lunar landscape that has been shaped through the years by the retrieving glacier, the walk takes approx.  30-40 minutes.

The total duration of the tour is between 3,5 and 4 hours, 1 – 1,5 hours on the glacier. This tour is easy and family-friendly.  Minimum age is 10 years old

Quick Facts

Distance & Elevation: 6-7 km, 100-250 m

Group min: 2 persons

Group max: 12/13 persons

Price Includes

  • Guided tour with a local guide
  • Crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe

Good to have in mind

Our meeting point is located at our Glacier Adventure Base Camp, just a few steps away from Hali Country Hotel. We are located 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and 67 km west of Höfn. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time.

You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here   

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You can find useful information about the weather at the Icelandic Met Office and live road conditions at the Icelandic Road Administration

Disclaimer: All glacier trips are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents which are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.

Needed Equipment

No matter where you’re going in Iceland, it’s important to choose the right clothing and dress according to weather. We strongly recommend dressing in layers so it is easy to take off or put on layers depending on weather.
  • Good waterproof shoes with ankle support (hiking boots )
  • Thermal underwear
  • Wool/fleece thermal mid-layer
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof pants & jacket
  • Gloves & hat
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water-bottle(something easy to eat, such as sandwiches, bars, trail mix etc.)
  • Light Snack(500ml minimum)
  • Camera (optional)

Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation of clients if not dressed according to weather since this will put the clients at risk. In such circumstances no refunds shall be given.



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