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Vatnajökull Glacier 9-Day Group Crossing, Iceland

Go on a fantastic 9-day crossing of the Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland! Join one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain Guides team on this group cross-country tour on the largest glacier in Europe.

Duration9 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


If you are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind skiing experience, this Vatnajökull Group Glacier Crossing in Iceland is a great option! Over 9 days, we will cross Europe‘s largest glacier. Join us for an unforgettable tour.

This is a cross-country group ski tour using pulka/sleds program. To begin the tour, we will meet you the day before our departure to go over the details for our itinerary and equipment. Next morning, we will pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Later, we will transfer to the snow line in the glacier on super-jeep transportation.

The Vatnajökull – or Vatnajokull – Glacier has several active volcanoes. The Grímsvötn volcano, for example, is one of the key highlights of the itinerary. Other key points on the tour are:

  • Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur (2,110 m), in Öræfajökull
  • The spectacular Esjufjöll mountains towards the east of the glacier
  • The descent down the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, which feeds the well-known Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

When the program ends, we will take you back to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

The average walking time per day is between 7 and 9 hours. The total distance we will cover is between 100 and 130 km (2790 – 6923 ft). The maximum ascent will be of 750 m (2,460 ft).

On this tour, one of our guides will take a maximum of 6 guests. If there are more guests interested, a second guide can join us, for up to a total of 12 guests.

Weather conditions in this location are very similar to those in the arctic. The terrain and weather are demanding, even in spring. This is why the level of difficulty for this tour if from Demanding to Strenuous.

We recommend arriving in Reykjavík 2 days before the beginning of the program. We can help you find your accommodation for before and after the program if you need so.
Check out the open groups dates available below, and join in!
Ready for this Vatnajökull Glacier 9-Day Crossing program in Iceland? Request your booking! If you are looking for other adventures in Iceland, check some of our other programs, like the Glacier walk and northern lights tour, the Classic 5-day Laugavegur hike in Iceland, and the Ice climbing weekend.


Tents, huts and guesthouse

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At your accommodation in Reykjavik



About the guide

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Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.

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Prices per person

Group of 2

ISK 494846 each

Group of 3

ISK 494846 each

Group of 4

ISK 494846 each

Group of 5

ISK 494846 each

Group of 6

ISK 494846 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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