Snaefellsjokull Glacier Walk
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On this tour we will enjoy a glacier hike on the impressive Snæfellsjökull glacier, famous for the well-known novel by Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth, where the mountain is suppose to be the entrance to the center of the earth.
During the tour we will learn old and new stories and learn about the glacier and sustainability, you will have the opportunity to breathe the pure air of the Icelandic mountains, enjoy the views of the Snæfellsness peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean, and countless photographic opportunities.
This tour is perfect for beginner and intermediate hikers who want to experience the glacier. We will start by driving near the glacier and then we will walk for about 20 minutes through the glacier shaped landscape and the volcanic mountain to the hard ice of the glacier. When we arrive to the glacier with our experienced local guide we put on our crampons and take out our ice axes to explore during the walk on the hard ice the incredible shapes of the carved ice, witnessing the water channels that make their way through the ice and the crevices where the ice moves faster.
At the beginning of the season, there may still be snow on the glacier, where there are fewer crevasses and exposed hard ice. In snowier conditions, we will put on the rope earlier and try alpine hiking instead of spending time on hard ice.
If we're feeling fit, maybe we'll tie ourselves to a rope to explore a little higher up in the ice and snow, getting an up-close view of deep crevices in the glacier.
What is included
- All required mountain gear which includes crampons and hiking sticks.
- Guided Tour
- Short drive to Snæfellsjökull trail start
What do I need to bring
- Warm clothes and wet weather clothing
- Hiking boots
- Sense of adventure!
Good to know
- Meeting time: 13:30
- Meeting location: The Go West Cabin, Arnarstapi (directly opposite the Arnarstapi Centre Hotel)