Glacier Hike Addition for Multiday Tours

Additional Glacier Hike on your Multiday Tour

Price from 10,500 ISK
Price from 71 EUR
Price from 83 USD
Price from 105 CAD
Price from 60 GBP
Price from 540 RMB
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Duration

About 3 hours

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Highlights

✓ Hike on a Glacier
✓ Views of Ice Formations
✓ Small Group Experience
✓ A taste of pure glacier water

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Included

✓ Certified Glacier Guide
✓ Small Group
✓ Glacier equipment: helmet, ice axe, harness, and crampons

Are you ready for the adventure?

Tour Description

 

This page should serve as information on our Multiday Tours! Please make sure you only book this tour here, if you wish to do it and you haven’t done so within your Multiday Booking Process.


Add this glacier hike to your tour and explore breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change. Check out a glacier outlet of either Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland, or Mýrdalsjökull, which lies above the active Katla Volcano.

After a short ride on the Tröll Bus and a 30-minute walk to the glacier, your guide will explain how to get geared up and teach you about the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment, it’s time to head out on the ice and begin this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The further you get, the more ice formations you will see. Crevasses, for instance, deep cracks in the surface of the glacier. Or so-called moulins, often vertical shafts in the ice which are formed by melting water flowing into fissures and cracks. In the wintertime, it might be possible to peek into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice. You will stay about 1,5 hours on the glacier itself.


General Information

Available

All year

Departures

09:30
10:00
14:00
If you’re currently booking a Multiday Tour, where this tour is not included, but you wish to do it, please just check the “Ice Cave Tour” within your checkout.
If you’ve already bought a Multiday Tour, and you want to add this tour as an extra, please ask your guide for the specific time.

Duration

About 3 hours

Difficulty

Easy to moderate

Group Size

12-17 people

Required age

8 years old

Included

Certified Glacier Guide
Small-Group
Glacier equipment: helmet, ice axe, harness, and crampons

What you need to bring

Warm clothes (first layer)
Waterproof outdoor clothing (second layer)
Hiking boots (available for rent on booking)
Gloves and hat
Joy and happiness!

Good to know

Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry, leaving you cold.

Included in the following Tours

• 2 Day Winter Minibus Tour
• 3 Day Winter Minibus Tour
• 4 Day Winter Minibus Tour
• 5 Day Winter Minibus Tour
• 6 Day Around Iceland Winter Minibus Tour
• 8 Day Around Iceland Winter Minibus Tour

Cancellation Policy

All-day tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours from the departure time with the full price refunded by sending an email to [email protected] All cancellations requested less than 24 hours from the departure time are non-refundable.
In the case of cancellation of the tour by the operator because of extreme weather, road conditions or other factors, we will assist you with rebooking to another date or booking other activities when possible, or provide a full refund.
If you chose this tour as an extra for a Multi-Day Tour, be aware that other cancellation policies apply to the latter. More information here: https://troll.is/terms-and-conditions/

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FAQ

How does pick up work?

We offer pick-up only from Reykjavik city greater area from designated locations found on a drop-down menu at the time of booking. We ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location or miss the departure of your tour. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time of your voucher and can take up to 30 minutes. We ask our passenger to be ready at their listed location so they can be easily found.

What are designated pick up locations?

Due to the regulations of the city of Reykjavik, tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city center to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher if we will pick you up directly from your hotel or from the designated bus stop locations. Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on www.busstop.is.

What is a day tour?

A day tour is a tour that includes guided sightseeing and activities for one day.

Why should I book a day tour?

All our day tours are in a minibus and offer small group experience. These tours also drive further into in the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore Iceland in-depth.

What should I wear for volcano tours?

Weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. For tours during winter: warm clothing as first layer, waterproof outdoor jacket and pants, hiking boots with high ankle protection, a hat and gloves are ideal. For tours during summer, bringing a light rain jacket and pants is in most cases enough protection. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. Jeans are not recommended for outdoor trips as they become very heavy and cold when they get wet.

Do I need hiking boots?

We encourage bringing hiking boots for glacier tours. They have to have hard on the sole and be tight around the ankle. If you don’t have them, we have them available for rent in all sizes while booking for ISK 1,500 per pair with cash or card.

How difficult are volcano hikes?

Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition. You have to be able to walk for about 2 hours up and 2 hours back down on slopes and uneven surface. We have all the safety equipment necessary and you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide. If you have specific questions regarding one of our volcano tours, feel free to email us.

If I am pregnant, can I join a volcano hike?

This is a personal choice. We have had pregnant women on our volcano hikes and we always recommend you read the description of the activity to get a better idea. In any case, feel free to contact our Service Team for further questions and concerns.

How does weather affect my tour?

Wind and rain are common in Iceland, in addition to snow in the winter, but we do not let challenging weather stop us from going out and enjoy nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof jacket and pants as the second layer. Of course, safety is our #1 priority, in case of extreme weather or road conditions, we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule your booking at a further date or provide a full refund.