Jeep adventure on Vatnajökull glacier

Glacier Jeeps - Ice & Adventure

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With over 20 years of experience, Glacier Jeeps – Ice & Adventure offer exciting tours on Vatnajökull glacier. Join us for one hour jeep, snowmobile or glacier walk tour on  Europe’s largest glacier.

DIFFICULTY

Easy, Family

CATEGORY

Super Jeep
Summer

NEXT DEPARTURE

Wed 22.Aug'18 09:30

PRICE FORM

24.000 ISK

Super jeep tour from the junction of road F985 to Vatnajökull and one hour tour on the great glacier, where you have breathtaking views of high mountains and deep valleys.

TOUR DETAILS
Departure time:
09.30am and 14.00pm
Duration: 3 – 3 1/2 hours, including 1 hour on the glacier
Meeting point: We depart from Vagnsstaðir Hostel from 1. March – 15. June and from the junction of road 1/F985 from 15.June – 15.October
Difficulty: Easy
We provide: Boots
Age limit: There is no age limit

Departure point

Vagnsstaðir Hostel from 1. March – 15.October at 9:30am and 14.00pm. GPS:  N 0,64 11 09,0 – W 0,15 48 58,6

From the junction of road 1/F985  in the summer season 15.June – 15.October at 09:30am and 14.00pm. GPS: N 0,64 13 44,7 – W 0,15 41 59,3

 

 

Glacier jeeps were founded in the year 1994. We offer a variety of exciting tours by jeep and skidoo snowmobiles on Vatnajökull as well as day trips to Jökulsárlón and other spectacular destinations all year round. Tours must be booked in advance.

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There were 12 people going up to the glacier, of which eight were going for the snowmobiling and four of us for the jeep tour. The ride up to the glacier took about 40 minutes on a really scenic and crazy winding “F” road. Lots of great views into valleys and into the glacier. We drove off to the glacier and rode for about 7 km through thick, really deep snow. It was a bumpy and sliding trip but we eventually arrived at an edge of the glacier where we could view the valley below and mountains across. Beautiful and stunning!! The wind was blowing heavily and we were being hit with ice and sleet, and it was fun! We made two other stops in the cold, blustery weather but came out of it with some great photos and a lot of fun! We were on the glacier well over an hour.

Rebecca SGlacier Super Jeep tour: Great way to explore Vatnajokull!!

We had a great time on this tour – granted, there wasn’t much talking, which bothers some reviewers. This was a chance to ride snowmobiles on the 3rd largest glacier in the world – not a history lesson for us. The ride up the mountain was part of the adventure – rough road, crazy big van – quite fun for me, a little less for some. They provided MOST of the gear you need; their website is misleading. You need glasses, or goggles. Wear waterproof clothing underneath. They also didn’t have giant suits, so if you’re a really big guy – it could be a little tricky. Had to wear my coat on the outside. That being said, seeing the glacier was awesome – and the skidoo snowmobiles were new and great. You basically ride in 6 km, then take pictures, talk a bit, then ride back. The storm made it difficult to see much – but added to the adventure for us. I would do this again, although I understand the frustration expressed by others – it just wasn’t a problem for us. Just pay attention to the gear part and you’ll be fine.

Steve MTon of fun
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