1. Iceland
  2. Western Region, Iceland

Snæfellsnes: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

Product ID: 208701
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Enjoy a beautiful hike to one of the highest glaciers in Iceland. Admire the breathtaking views of Snæfellsjökull, a 1446m high volcano covered with ice. Spend time at the summit to admire the stunning panoramas of the peninsula.
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Duration: 12 hours
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  • Discover the Snæfellsness National Park and Snæellsnes peninsula
  • Hike to the summit of Snæfellsjökull volcanic glacier
  • Admire the breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding landscape
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Put on your hiking boots and join the tour group on a wonderful hike to one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland. Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-covered volcano located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland and stretching 1446 m above sea level. Admire the stunning views over the peninsula, made famous by Jules Verne's book, Journey to the Center of the Earth. The entire hike from the base of the glacier usually takes about 5-6 hours. 

Starting from Snæfellsnes road, hike along a rocky path for 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. Stop to put on glacier gear, crampons, harness, ice axes, and ropes. The guides will show you how to use this equipment and there will be time to stop for a snack and water. 

Hike for about 3 hours to the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On clear days the view is beautiful over the peninsula. Depending on your inclination, stop at around 1400 m or adventure all the way up to 1446 m. It is a steep slope to the top of the peak that is protected with ropes. Spend some time at the summit to eat some lunch and take in the stunning views. Head back down along the same trail which usually takes between 1-2 hours. 
  • Local guide
  • Glacier gear
What’s Not Included
  • Transport
  • Clothing
  • Food

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Meeting point

The OB gas station in Arnarstapi.

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What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Weather in Iceland can change fast so please wear appropriate clothing
• This hike is not challenging and is suitable for most people
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Product ID: 208701