Glacier Walk on Vatnajokull

Group of glacier hikers in front of huge ice block
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  • Glacier hiking on Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier
  • Boat trip
  • Super jeep ride


Day tour in Iceland glacier walking with a local guide from Hali you experience the wonders of Vatnajokull glacier. Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breidamerkurjokull, one of Vatnajokull’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 Icelandic 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.

What to expect? Glacier walking day tour in Iceland exploring the outlet of Vatnajokull glacier, with super jeep and boat ride.  

Travel tip: Approximately 5 hour drive from Reykjavik to Skaftafell. Tour is operated morning and afternoon. We recommend finding accommodation somewhere close Hali country hotel the night before, if you're doing the morning tour. 

Directions from Reykjavik to Hali country Hotel



  • Summer & Fall
Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours


  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate


  • No

Meet on Location:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 8 years old


  • 12:1 per guide
Price: ISK 12,900


  • Guided tour with local
  • Crampons, harness, helmet & ice axe
  • Life vest for the boat trip

Not included:

  • Lunch & drinks
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear

What to bring:

  • Good shoes (hiking boots if you have them)
  • 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 hat and gloves
  • Camera


  • 9:30, 12:30


  • Every day (from Hali Country Hotel reception, 781 Höfn)


  • Rain gear 1000,- ISK
  • Mountain boots 1000,- ISK

Good to know:

  • ✓ Be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time.
  • ✓ We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a morning tour.
  • ✓ Disclaimer: All glacier trips are undertaken at the responsibility of participants.
  • ✓ We do not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
  • ✓ You can find accommodation suggestion under useful information on our front page. You can find useful information about the weather at and the road conditions at

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