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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.
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    Price per person

     
    Group of 2
    480000 ISK

    Group of 3
    480000 ISK

    Group of 4
    480000 ISK

    Group of 5
    480000 ISK

    Group of 6
    480000 ISK

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    At your accommodation in Reykjavik

    Accommodation

    Tents, huts and guesthouse

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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    What People are Saying about Icelandic Mountain Guides

     

    My tour was cancelled ! Icelandic Mountain replace it with an another
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