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Glacier Encounter is our classic short tour and the perfect introduction to glaciers in Vatnajökull National park. In this 3 hour tour we explore the icy landscape of the outlet glacier Falljökull. By driving to the glacier on our super jeeps, we reserve our energy and add time for enjoyment up on the beautiful glacier. We carbon offset all of our tours as we believe it to be our responsibility as a glacier guiding company.
Once we reach the edge of the glacier we put on our crampons, and armed with an ice axe, we venture onto the ice to explore the fascinating ice features such as moulins, crevasses, moraines and dirt cones. Your guide will tell you about the local Öræfi region, home to the highest peak of Iceland and several volcanoes.
The glacier surface and colours change drastically depending on the time of the year. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the views of the high mountain peaks and black sand beaches stretching out into the ocean in the distance.
Our meeting point is Freysnes Service station, 2 minutes from Skaftafell National Park.
What to bring:
Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather as well as a hat, gloves (sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended if sunny)
Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1000 ISK.
This tour has a 24h cancellation policy with 100% refund. Please feel free to read more about our cancellation policy here.
Our meeting point is at Freysnes Service Station. You will see there our big black van marked with a Local Guide logo. You can purchase a coffee or any snack at the station as well as use the toilets before and after the tour.
Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes, gloves, hat and sunglasses recommended if sunny. Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent them from us on location for 1.000 ISK
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