Glacier Zip Line & Glacier Hike | Summer Tour

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Duration

5 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

May - Sep

Minimum age

13 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Self Drive

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

5 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small

Available

May - Sep

Minimum age

13 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Self Drive

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Reykjavik

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Experience Iceland like never before on the Glacier Zip Line & Glacier Hiking tour! 

Highlights

  • Glacier Hike
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • 10 shot photo package (per person)
     
     

Season

May – September
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Meeting Point

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Parking Lot

Duration

5 hours

Starting Time

1 pm

Group

1-8 people

Price

ISK 50,000 per person

$364 / €332 / £287

About Tour - Zip Line & Glacier Hike

Embark on an unparalleled adventure in Iceland with the exclusive Summer Zip Line, the only one of its kind in the world, set against the breathtaking backdrop of a glacier! Soar gracefully above the glacier, traversing a vertical ice cave known as a Moulin, while absorbing the sweeping vistas of the expansive blue and white panorama below. Let the exhilarating rush of wind through your hair accompany your glide over the frozen landscape, providing a fresh perspective on Iceland’s natural beauty. 

This Summer Zip Line tour seamlessly blends the thrill of adventure with the wonders of nature, offering you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Iceland’s distinctive landscapes in an entirely novel way. Seize this once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the mesmerizing glacier and elevate your excitement on the world’s first and only glacier zip line!

Pick up from Reykjavik: As an additional option, indulge in the convenience of our Pickup/Drop-off service from Reykjavik, available for an extra 175,000 ISK per group (up to 6 people). This upgrade ensures exclusive transportation to and from the tour, with a pickup time of 7am from your accommodation and an extended tour duration of approximately 15 hours. Look out for this option during the checkout process by clicking ‘continue’ to make your journey even more seamless and private. Don’t let this extraordinary adventure slip away – reserve your spot today!

It  is important to be aware that this is a 5-hour drive from Reykjavik so  it is always recommended to stay at an accommodation closer to this  meeting point.

It is best to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour so you can  use the restrooms since there will be none at the glacier. Your guide  will be right across from the restrooms in the bus parking lot. Departure will be precisely at the scheduled time so it is important to arrive on time or you may miss the tour.

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Itinerary

Your guide will be waiting for you at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot within Vatnajokull National Park. Be aware that this meeting point is a 5-hour drive from Reykjavik, so consider staying at a closer accommodation.

Meeting Your Guide

Join us for an unforgettable Summer Zip Line + Glacier Hiking tour by meeting your guide at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot in Vatnajokull National Park. The official address is: í Hornafirði, Jökulsárlón, Glacier Lagoon, 781 Höfn. Alternatively, you can easily locate us by entering ‘Ice Pic Journeys’ into Google Maps. Keep in mind that this location is a 5-hour drive from Reykjavik, so we recommend staying at accommodations nearer to the meeting point for your convenience.

To ensure a seamless experience, we suggest arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. Restrooms are not available at the glacier, so taking advantage of the facilities beforehand is advisable. Your guide will be waiting across from the restrooms in the bus parking lot. Look for our 4×4 vehicle among the other companies for a hassle-free start to your adventure.

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4×4 Jeep Adventure to Vatnajokull Glacier

Embark on the thrilling Summer Zip Line + Glacier Hiking Tour, commencing at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot. Climb aboard our sturdy 4×4 vehicles as we venture toward the glacier. After approximately 10 minutes, we’ll veer off onto an F-Road, navigating the rugged terrain on our way to the glacier. The journey from the road to the glacier parking lot typically takes around 20-30 minutes. En route, your knowledgeable guide will share the rich history of the surrounding area, enhancing your experience with a captivating narrative as you traverse an ancient glacier plain.

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Hike to the Glacier

Upon reaching the glacier parking lot, your guide will distribute the necessary equipment for the Summer Zip Line + Glacier Hiking tour. This kit comprises crampons, an ice axe, a harness, a helmet equipped with a headlamp, and hiking boots if you’ve opted to rent them. Once everyone is geared up, embark on a leisurely 30-minute hike to the glacier’s edge. The trek is generally straightforward, taking you over flat yet slightly rocky terrain throughout. We always accommodate the pace of our guests, allowing you to savor the journey at your own speed as your guide leads the way.

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Glacier Hike to the Zip Line

Once you reach the glacier’s edge, strap on your crampons and step onto Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier. Walking on the ice is a unique sensation that might feel a bit strange at first, but by the end of the tour, you’ll be reluctant to take off your crampons! Listen to the crunch beneath your feet as you march forward, following your guide towards the moulin, where you’ll take a ride on the zip line. Along the way, your guide will point out different formations on the glacier called moulins, which are deep glacial holes. As you take in the stark landscape, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a whole new world.

The Glacier Zip Line

Upon completing your thrilling zip line adventures, ascend the slope and bid farewell to the glacier, acknowledging that you are among the select few who have had the privilege of savoring such a remarkable and unique experience here in Iceland.

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Return to the Glacier Lagoon

Upon completing your exhilarating leaps on the zip line, you’ll ascend the slope and bid farewell to the glacier, reveling in the knowledge that you are among the select few who have encountered something truly extraordinary here in Iceland. High five to you for embarking on this incredible Summer Zip Line + Glacier Hiking Journey!

Included

  • Certified Glacier Guide

  • Skilled Professional Photographer

  • Protective Clothing

  • Glacier Equipment: Helmet, Harness, Crampons, and Ice Axe

  • Zip-line: 2 Jumps per person (Possibly more if time allows)

  • Inclusive 10-Shot Photo Package (Per Person)

  • Child packages include 5 photos.

  • Captivating Portrait and Landscape Shots

  • Glacier Zip Line + Glacier Hiking Photo Packages

  • All photos meticulously edited and delivered to you within 14 days through a downloadable gallery.

What to bring

  • Water Bottle  You will have many spots to fill it up with glacier water.
  • Winter clothing
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Wind & Waterproof jacket
    • Waterproof pants
    • Warm layers for freezing conditions
  • Hiking boots  with good ankle support

Good to know

  • The Glacier Zip Line + Glacier Hiking tour entails approximately 2 hours of total hiking. The first half encompasses flat yet rocky terrain, offering ease for individuals with average fitness levels. The latter half involves hiking on the glacier, featuring a gradual incline lasting around 20 minutes. The overall hike is classified as easy, with certain sections involving moderate exertion.
  • Photo packages may occasionally exceed or fall short of the 14-day editing period. This duration serves as our average turnaround time.

  • The meeting point is at the parking lot next to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

  • Ae you traveling to Iceland during winter time (October – April)? Check out our winter edition of the Glacier Zip Line and Ice Cave. 
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Meeting Point

Gallery

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