trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
-
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
May, Jun, Jul, Aug
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

This 1-day climb to the summit of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland will stay engraved in your memory forever. Come discover this white paradise for yourself!

You probably heard of this volcano after its eruption, in April 2010, caused chaos in air travel across northern Europe. So this hike to its summit will be both a mountaineering experience and a sightseeing trip!

The volcano is completely covered by an ice cap, known as the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. If you’ve always wanted to walk on a glacier, this trip will also allow you to test your skills on one!

On the way up, you’ll be able to see the effects that the eruption had on the glacier. You’ll also get to enjoy the incredible views that this peak is well-known for.

This 8 to 10 hour hike is only suitable for those with a very good physical condition. You won’t need any technical skills but please note that the top part has many crevasses. 

This 1-day ascent to the summit of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is a once in a lifetime experience! Get in touch with us and we’ll start planning your adventure to the summit of this famous volcano. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. 

Price per person

Group of 532000ISK

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
This price listed is the price to join a group. Please enquire about private tours if you are interested.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

For your own wellbeing and safety, we strongly suggest following bringing with you the items on our equipment list. This includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also, respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience.

Boots and Clothing:
Hiking Boots – Waterproof with good ankle support.
Gaiters.
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
Long Johns (early season – April / beginning of May).
Light sweater, wool or fleece (2nd layer).
Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
Pants – light and fast drying – e.g. soft-shell.
Jacket with a good hood – Waterproof and breathable.
Rain pants – Waterproof and breathable material.
Gloves – 2 pairs - different thickness.
Mittens – insulated (early season climbs / April beginning of May).
Socks – Wool or synthetic.
Warm hat– Wool or synthetic.
Puffy jacket – down or fibre.

Other gear:
Backpack – 30-40 litres.
Sunglasses – rated for glacier travel.
Sun protection / face and lips. High SPF 30 or more.
Camera.
Headlamp (at times of year when it gets dark).

Optional gear:
Walking Pole(s).
Sun/rain Hat or a Baseball cap for sun protection.
Ski-goggles for ascents to the end of April.

Food and drink:
Lunch – Sandwiches, biscuits, power-bars etc.
Water – 3 Litres of water and/or sport drink.
Warm drink – Tea, Hot-Chocolate or alternative. (Volume can be subtracted from total water!)
Pack food for a long day. A mixture of sweets and chocolate and a few (3 – 5) sandwiches is ideal. Water should be carried so that it is always accessible. Camelback type hydration system is ideal or water-bottles that can be hung from the back pack or climbing harness. Water should ideally be mixed with a thin mix of a rehydrating energy drink.

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