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Snæfellsjökull Glacier Hike in West Iceland - AA-SG

Mountain and glacier hike in Snæfellsnes Peninsula Iceland

Hike the historical Snæfellsjökull glacier in West-Iceland, where Jules Verne once described the entrance to the “Centre of the Earth”! This famous volcano rises up 1450 meters from the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is clearly visible more than a 100 km away.

Duration: 12 hrs from Reykjavik/7 hrs from Arnarstapi

Pick-up: 08:00 in Reykjavik or 11:00 at Arnarstapi

Group maximum: 1:8

Available: May - August

Age limit: 16 years

Difficulty: Challenging

Tour Highlights:

  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Small group experience
  • Glacier hike
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park

Reykjavik pickup: Pick up starts at 8:00 a.m. in Reykjavik (optional extra)

Meet on location: Arnarstapi (Restaurant and Bar Snofells) at 11:00 a.m.

Included: Experienced guide, glacier hike on Snæfellsjokull glacier, glacier gear and a small group experience.

Not included: Lunch, so please bring a packed lunch or purchase one from the café/restaurant that we stop at along the way.

Bring with you: Thermals, warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear and gloves. It's essential to have good hiking shoes on this mountain hike. Note that you can rent sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof jacket & pants and hiking poles.

34 990 ISK per adult

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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Note: This is a challenging glacier and mountain hike.

Tour Description

A great hike to the top Iceland’s most famous glacier and volcano. The glacier has crevasses so a mountain guide and the right equipment are essential. Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland. This famous volcano rises up 1450 meters from the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is clearly visible more than a 100 km away. Many have written poems about its grandeur and shining white coat of ice and snow. The most famous literature about Snæfellsjökull is undoubtedly Jules’s Vernes novel “Journey to the center of the Earth” where the entrance to the center was through a caldera at the top of Snæfellsjökull.

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A beautiful day hiking on Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Everything about this trip is an amazing adventure; even the drive to the start of the hike offers breathtaking views only surpassed by the vistas from the slopes and the peak. On clear days the entire Westfjord peninsula is visible, beyond the North Atlantic ocean you can catch a glimpse of the shores of Greenland, and the peninsula itself with its amazing mountains and beaches are sights not soon to be forgotten. This is one of the very best glacier hikes in the world!

Disclaimer: This tour is operated by Arctic Adventures and Glacier Guides is a part of the Arctic Adventures Family. All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. We do not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.