Vatnaj÷kull Glacier Voyager

This incredible adventure will take you into Vatnaj÷kull National Park in South Eastá Iceland and onto the biggest glacier in Europe. We will drive along

Vatnaj÷kull Glacier Voyager

This incredible adventure will take you into 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 Falljökull 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, that like the 
Falljökull, descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.
From Falljökull we continue onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on 
Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must sees and there is no 
better way to explore it than on one of the strange looking amphibian boats. We´ll find
ourselves gliding between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the 
glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonderworld of ice, hard to 
describe with words. After our boat ride we stop for coffee before starting our journey 
back to Reykjavík. We offer different kinds of glacier tours, please click here for an overview.

What to wear on your hike and to bring with you:
  • Hiking boots: We recommend good hiking boots with ankle support.
  • First layer: It is very important to wear wool underwear or other thermal 
    underwear closest to your body. That is a key factor in preserving your body 
    temperature during the hike. 
  • Second layer: We recommend a good fleece sweater or other warm sweater 
    as a second layer, to wear over your first layer and under your waterproof jacket. 
  • Hiking pants: We recommend light synthetic hiking pants, which can be worn 
    over a first layer. Please don't wear jeans.
  • WP (waterproof) Jacket & pants: Breathable waterproof jacket and pants are 
    necessary. Even though it's not raining or snowing when you leave town, it 
    doesn't mean it won't rain or snow during the day. 
  • Beanie: Bare head is BAD. Protect your brain, it will provide you with amazing 
    memories from your hike. Your ears might also appreciate not freezing off on a cold day. 
  • Gloves: Protect your hands. You want them to stay warm to be able to feel 
    your camera and take pictures.
  • Water and snacks: Bring a bottle of water to drink. It is the fuel for your body 
    and helps you feel good during your hike. We also recommend you bring 
    some snacks for the day. Nuts, chocolate and power bars will come in handy. 
  • Camera: Will help your brain to remember your amazing day out in Iceland.
  • Gear rental: The tour operator rents hiking boots and rainwear for a moderate
    fee to be paid directly to the tour operator. Please advice in advance if you 
    would like to rent boots or rainwear.

Trip information:

Min passangers: 1
Duration: 16,5 Hours
Operation Time:

1 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
1 Sep 2014 -15 Sep 2014     Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Price: Contact us for Price

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