Ascent of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland

Join a group and climb to the top of Eyjafjallajökull and witness the effects of its 2010 eruption on the glacier. Join a certified guide!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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 5
32000 ISK

 

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.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
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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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