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Vatnajökull Glacier Walk

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4 hours
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Glacier Adventure

Glacier walking is one of the most popular activities in Iceland - and for a good reason. During this insightful and fun glacier hiking experience, visitors get an up-close & personal look at the glacier cap and surrounding scenery.

What to expect

During this glacier walk from Hali, you'll experience the wonders of the epic Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glaciers.


  • The glacier walk starts with an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. We provide ice crampons and teach you how to attach them to the boots. Crampons make it easy to walk on the ice so that there's no worry of slipping. Other security items include helmets and ice axes.

  • We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. We see big sinkholes, called “Moulin”, that sometimes have drilled their way through the glacier, draining the meltwater of the ice through little waterfalls and streams. The glacier also carries with it ashes of volcanic eruptions, the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone”.

  • In this unique tour you will get the chance to learn about the magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change and shape every day As we walk in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of unique picture moments our guide takes you through the region's history from the settlement until our times.

  • The tour is intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, talking and enjoying the unforgettable landscape in the surroundings of Jökulsárlón.

What is included?

  • Crampons, helmet, harness, and an ice axes
  • Life vest for the boat trip

Is this experience for me?

  • This tour is moderated and can be done by most children (10+) and adults

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is at Glacier Adventure

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