Hike to the top of the historical Snæfellsjökull (1446 m) glacier in West-Iceland.
Trip difficulty: 4 of 5 possible. Challenging.
Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most majestic mountains in Iceland, rising up 1450 meters from the western tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. This famous volcano is clearly visible from more than 100 km away. Many poems have been written about its grandeur and shining white coat of ice and snow. The most famous story about Snæfellsjökull is undoubtedly Jules’s Vernes novel “Journey to the center of the Earth” where the entrance to the mysterious depths of earth was through a caldera at the top of it.
Everything about this trip is a great adventure; even the drive from Reykjavík to the start of the hike offers breathtaking views. On clear days the whole Vestfjord peninsula is visible and beyond the North Atlantic ocean the shores of Greenland can be glimpsed. The Snæfellsnes peninsula itself with its amazing mountains and beaches is a sight not easily forgotten. This is for sure one of the very best glacier hikes in the world…Not too hard but very rewarding!
Guaranteed departures: Sundays & Thursdays from the 10th of June to the 1st of September, at 8:00-8:30 from Reykjavík, for minimum of 2 persons. Other days with minimum of 4 persons, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability. You can also meet us on location at Arnarstapi at 11:00 with the minimum of 4 persons. Note: Individuals and groups less than 4 persons, please contact us at email@example.com for availability to join other groups.
Included: pick-up from Reykjavík, glacier equipment.
Available: from the 10th of June to the 1st of September (depending on weather).
Distance from Reykjavik: ca. 180 km.
Duration of trip: 5-7 hours hiking, 12 hours with transfer from Reykjavík
Age limit: 16 years.
Minimum: 4 persons. Maximum: 60 persons.
Trip starts at approx 08:00 AM* if leaving from Reykjavik, 10:30 from the base of the mountain. Average ascend time: 3-5 hours. Total average trip time: 5-7 hours.
* If you are staying at one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the city center then your pick up for your tour will be at 8:00 from our outdoor shop Fjallakofinn at Laugavegur 11. The shop is located in the heart of the old city center. Click here to see a map of our location. Click here to see a list of hotels in Reykjavík which are outside the city center and from which we will pick you up.
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