Vatnajökull Glacier Walk from Hali

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In this glacier walk with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glacier.  The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where your guide drives you to the glacier area, away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh glacier air.

The tour can take between 3,5 and...
In this glacier walk with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glacier.  The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where your guide drives you to the glacier area, away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh glacier air.

The tour can take between 3,5 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hour on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception.  This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults.
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Itinerary Details

In this glacier walk with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glacier.  The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where your guide drives you to the glacier area, away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh glacier air.

The tour can take between 3,5 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hour on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception.  This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults.

Before we start the drive we need to gear you up. It’s necessary to have the correct footwear for glacier hiking. We’ll have the hiking boots ready for those who have rented such.

After the Super Jeep ride to the...
In this glacier walk with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull, one of Vatnajökull’s biggest outlet glacier.  The trip starts at Hali Country Hotel reception, where your guide drives you to the glacier area, away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh glacier air.

The tour can take between 3,5 and 4 hours (1 – 1,5 hour on the glacier), including drive back and forth from our pick up location at Hali reception.  This tour is moderated and can be done by most children and adults.

Before we start the drive we need to gear you up. It’s necessary to have the correct footwear for glacier hiking. We’ll have the hiking boots ready for those who have rented such.

After the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area we take a short zodiac boat trip and sail a short distance to where the glacier walk starts. (We recommend that people take a proper boat tour at Glacier Lagoon/Jökulsárlón or Fjallsárlón, this one is only for 2 minutes).

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 regions 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.

Important Details

Included
  • Super jeep ride
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Life vest for the boat tour
  • Harness
  • Guided tour with a local
  • Helmet
  • Ice axes
  • Glacier crampons
Not Included
  • Camera (optional)
  • Hiking boots
  • Good clothing based on weather. 3 layers on top: base layer, light sweater like fleece and water or windproof top. Light warm pants and waterproof if needed.
  • Thin had and gloves
Departure Point
Glacier Adventure, Hali 2, Suðursveit, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Availability: 9:00, 13:30
  • Minimum age: 8 years old, children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meeting point: Hali Country Hotel reception
  • Area: South East Iceland
  • Duration: 3 1/2 - 4 hours
  • Type: Half day-tour
  • Group max: 12 persons
  • Group min: 2 persons
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • RENTED EQUIPMENT
  • Rain gear for 1000 ISK
  • Hiking boots for 1000 ISK
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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Cancellation Policy

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