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    What to Expect
    This tour will start with a short drive from our meeting place to Svinafellsjökull, which is a neighbouring glacier tongue descending from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap
 which covers 8% of Iceland´s land mass! 

    At the edge of the glacier you will learn to put on crampons and have a small briefing. With an ice axe in hand we will then embark on a 1 – 1 1/2 km guided excursion of glacier.

    Your guide will be pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice while on the hike and teaching you about some of the local geography and history.

    The glacier surface and colour changes a lot depending on the time of year, but summer is the perfect time to get up on the ice and explore.

    What to bring: hiking shoes with ankle support, outdoor clothes depending on weather at the time. (e.g. fleece and waterproof jacket)

    Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, these can be rented from us.

    When to arrive: Please arrive at Freysnes Gas Station which is the starting point for this tour 15 minutes before the departure time.
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    Departure Point
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    Duration
    2h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Great experience doing the short glacier hike. Steph our guide was awesome. Will recommend both tour and guide!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank RubenMiami
    Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your feedback for Steph. We will be sure to pass on the feedback.

    Reviewed 20 August 2019

    We joined a group trip with 12 and 10 year old kids. The walk was pretty challenging for the (small) 10 year old but she coped and loved it anyway. Tinna was an AMAZING guide and went way above and beyond what was billed as...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank elgina
    Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you so much for this glowing review of both Tinna and the tour you took with us. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time. Thank you for complimenting our safety standards, we strive to have the very best standards possible...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    Our trip was top notch, and made much more interesting and special because our great guide, and the huge 4x4 trucks this company utilizes. The hike was a good length, plenty of time to feel like you got a complete experience. We even got to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank dmtennis2018
    Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you so much for this review. I am so glad to hear you had a good time and even got a peek of a baby ice cave too!

    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    We visited with 3kids (7,12,14) We had the private tour so we can adjust the pace with the little one We had the most amazing guide - very professional and patient the tour was awesome from start to end! Unforgettable experience for all of usMore

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    Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you for this review. We are proud to have such dedicated guides who are able to give not just group clients but also private tours for families with young children too. I am so glad you all had a great time and hope you...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    We were very impressed by the service we received. Our guide Snorri was amazing. We had a three year old and a five year old. He made a special pair of cramp on for our 3yo the night before our walk and they fitted perfectly....More

    Thank 743beibeih
    Local Guide o, Owner at Local Guide of Vatnajokull, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

    Thank you so much for this review of the tour you took with Snorri. We were so pleased to be able to offer a hike for your family and those crampons will come in useful for future little adventurous to come!

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