Highlights / General details
This incredible adventure will take you into the Vatnajökull National Park in South East Iceland and onto the biggest glacier in Europe. We will drive along the South Coast on the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the national park entrance before starting our adventure on the Virkisjökull Glacier. There we will go for an exploratory hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet and all around. High above us on the outlet glacier looms the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its grandeur, a sight not soon forgotten.
Geared up on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we safely walk on the ice and along the way we witness spectacular ice formations, winding sink holes and deep ice crevasses. Our specially trained, highly qualified glacier guides will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers.
From Virkisjökull we continue onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must sees of Iceland. And, there is no better way to explore it than on an amphibian boats. We´ll find ourselves gliding between huge icebergs that constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull. The outcome is a wonderworld of ice that is hard to describe in words. After our boat ride we stop for coffee and a warm Icelandic waffel with cream and jam before starting our journey back to Reykjavík.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central Reykjavik); Guided Bus Tour.
Food and beverages; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:30am from June - September 9. Hotel pick-up is 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Approximately 16 hours.
Bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and hiking pants (please don’t wear jeans), headwear and gloves.
Also should bring water and snacks on your hike.
Minimum age is 10 years old.
Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**