Our guide takes you on an unforgettable journey on Breiðamerkurjökull,
one of Vatnajökull’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.
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.
age is 10 years old
Before we start the drive we
need to gear you up. It's necessary to have the correct footwear for glacier
hiking. We’ll have the hiking boots ready for those who have rented such.
the Super Jeep ride to the glacier area we take a short zodiac boat trip and
sail a short distance to where the glacier walk starts. (We recommend that people
take a proper boat tour at Glacier Lagoon/Jökulsárlón or Fjallsárlón, this one
is only for 2 minutes).
The glacier walk starts with
an introduction to the equipment and safety rules needed to explore the glacier. We
provide ice crampons and teach you how to attach them to the boots. Crampons
make it easy to walk on the ice so that there's no worry of slipping. Other
security items include helmets and ice axes.
We walk through a wonderland
of glacial ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. We
see big sinkholes, called “Moulin”, that sometimes have drilled their way
through the glacier, draining the meltwater of the ice through little
waterfalls and streams. The glacier also carries with it ashes of volcanic
eruptions, the ash sometimes forms into a pyramid, called “dirt cone”.
In this unique tour you will get
the chance to learn about the magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it
continues to change and shape every day
walk in the stunning surroundings of Vatnajökull National Park with plenty of
unique picture moments our guide takes you through the regions history from the
settlement until our times. The tour is
intended for those who want to spend half a day outside walking, talking and
enjoying the unforgettable landscape in the surroundings of Jökulsárlón.