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Glacier Adventure Day Tours from Skaftafell on the mighty Vatnajรถkull

Visit Our Sales Office in Skaftafell

Summer 2010

www.glacierguides.is | info@glacierguides.is | + 354-571-2100

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Skaftafell Sales Office

Glacier Guides Bus

Glacier Guides is an internationally recognized guiding operation in Iceland that prides itself on offering the most enjoyable, incredible, in depth glacier experience possible. Our base of operations is located in Skaftafell (look for the really cool house with the grass roof), an oasis under the giant Vatnajökull Glacier in South Iceland. Our experienced guides combine top of the line equipment with their wealth of mountain knowledge to help you safely access the awe-inspiring outlet glaciers of this ice cap, terrain normally only visited and seen up close by experienced mountaineers. We are committed to providing adventure tours using the best ecologically sound practices available. Vatnajökull National Park is a perfect example of an

area that is extremely fragile and sensitive to human traffic. It is our sincere intention to always treat nature with the utmost respect and we kindly ask that you follow our example. We offer: • Full and half day glacier hikes on Virkisjökull & Fjallsjökull. • Mountaineering, including trips to Iceland’s highest summit, Hvannadalshnúkur. • Ice Climbing on Virkisjökull. • Rock Climbing in Hnappavellir and more... • Departures directly from Skaftafell and Reykjavík with flight or coach.


Icelandic Glaciers

Glaciers cover approximately 11% of Iceland and they form because more snow falls in the winter than can melt in the summer. A glacier is a thick mass of ice that develops from the compaction and recrystallization of snow. The accumulation of snow and the melting of glacier ice is dependant on annual temperatures and snowfall. If a glacier has more snow than can melt for several years, the glacier may advance but if it is either very warm or does not snow enough, the glacier will retreat. Glaciers move under the force of gravity so the ice is always being pushed downhill towards its melting point, eventually making its way out to sea in a murky glacier river. Most of Iceland’s glaciers are located in the Southern Highlands due in part to the much greater precipitation in the South than in the North. Formed over thousands of years ago, Vatnajökull is by far the largest glacier in Iceland and the largest glacier mass in all of Europe. It covers an area of roughly 8,000 km2 (5,500 sq. miles) and is almost 1000m thick at its deepest point, with an average thickness of 500m and a total ice volume of 3300km3.

There are a number of large active volcanoes under the ice cap and Vatnajökull is also home to Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur. At 2110m (6,922 ft.) it is a popular climb for locals and visitors alike. It also provides the backdrop to our most popular trips. Like so many other glaciers around the world, rising temperatures and reduced snowfall mean that this ancient icecap is melting. A recent report from the Icelandic government’s Committee on Climate Change, warns that by the next century, Iceland’s glaciers will no longer exist. Vatnajökull is estimated to be melting at a rate of one meter per year and many of its outlet glaciers are melting at an even higher rate. The continued climate change could quicken its fate. It is amazing to experience the power of nature when you find yourself embraced by this giant ice mass. Feeling its energy and infinite strength as an eroding force makes you feel humble as never before. Getting to know Vatnajökull up close is a truly unique experience that everyone should enjoy. Its brittle surface erases your footsteps in one day so your path never leaves a scar... now that’s the way to travel!

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Hveragerði Selfoss Hvolsvöllur Drumbó Rafting Basecamp Meeting place for Snorkeling in Silfra Meeting place for glacier trips on Sólheimajökull Meeting place for Vatnajökull operations

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The Glacier Guides booking office in Vatnajökull National Park is located in Skaftafell near the Visitor Center. We also have two sales offices in Reykjavik, both conveniently located on the main shopping street, one at Laugavegur 11 (The Cintamani Center) & one at Laugavegur 28 (Reykjavik Backpackers). Please feel free to drop by at any of the locations and talk to one of our adventure experts to get more information on anything and everything about our glacier tours. You can also call us directly on +354 571 2100 to book.


Glacier Grand Slam Glacier Hiking from Skaftafell & Glacier Lagoon Boat ride

Iceland´s Ultimate Glacier Experience Glacier Hike Boat Trip

Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 2-3 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 9:00 am 15th May – 15th Sept. Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite. Price 13.490 ISK per person with pick-up & lunch

The Glacier Grand Slam is our most popular trip and for a good reason, you will visit the most breathtaking and inspiring nature that Vatnajökull National Park has to offer. Wander along the Fjallsjökull glacier lagoon and then onto the glacier tongue itself, where you will find yourself surrounded by spectacular ice formations and crevasses. Then take a boat ride on the world famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you will sail among enormous icebergs with Europe’s largest glacial mass in the background. All in one easily booked package, including pick up from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park! We start each morning at 8:45 from the Glacier Guide Booking office (the cool strawbale house) in Skaftafell. The drive along the south coast will provide you with views of majestic towering mountains and rugged outlet glaciers that slowly crawl down to the lowlands from the huge Vatnajökull ice cap. Arriving at the Fjallsjökull glacier lagoon we gear up and get ready for our adventure. With your glacier guide leading the way along the shores of this seldom visited lagoon you will soon be making your way through a wonderland of towering glacier ice pinnacles and brilliant blue ice. You will enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the amazing crevasse system as well as the steep ice fall high up on the glacier. The trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a deeper understanding of this magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change shape every day. After our exploration we will drive to Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon). We will take an amazing 30-40 minute boat ride on the strange looking “amphibious” wheeled boats and sail among numerous large icebergs as the guide explains the history and formation of the lagoon. This is surely the ultimate ICEland adventure, filled with exploration, adventure and truly unforgettable views. Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: 7-8 hours with transfer, 4 hours on the glacier and 1 hour at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Age limit: 15 years.

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A packed lunch will be provided. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended! You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.


Glacier Explorer

Glacier Hiking only a short distance from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Europe´s biggest glacier! Glacier Hike

Trip difficulty: 2-3 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 9:45 AM 15th May – 15th Sept. Transport is provided from Skaftafell at 8:45 (returning at 17:00) Price 9.990 ISK per person pick up and lunch included 6

Our world-renowned “Glacier Explorer” adventure takes you to Vatnajökull Glacier’s best-kept secret; the Fjallsjökull glacier and the magnificent glacier lagoon it crashes into. You can either choose to jump on our bus from Skaftafell at 8:45 a.m. or meet us at 9:45 a.m. at the Glacier Guide-Fjallsjökull sign off of Road no.1. After a walk along the magnificent shores of this seldom visited lagoon, we will arrive at the Fjallsjökull glacier where we gear up on crampons. With your guide leading the way you will soon be exploring the dramatic terrain, walking through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice. You will enjoy vast, sweeping, panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the amazing crevasse system as well as the steep ice fall high up on the glacier. The trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a deep understanding of this magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change shape every day. A visit to Fjallsjökull will certainly be one of your most memorable experiences while in Iceland. Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: Approx 4 hours on the glacier. If you are taking the Glacier Guide bus, there will be a one-hour stop at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon before returning to Skaftafell. Age limit: 15 years. A packed lunch will be provided. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended! You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.


Glacier Wonders Glacier Hike departing from Skaftafell

Short stop with unforgettable views! For those looking for a quick but stunning adventure, this popular trip is a great glacier adventure. Our famous buses leave from the service terminal at Skaftafell several times a day for the scenic 15 minute drive to Virkisjökull glacier. On our way we will see impressive mountains that line the southern edge of the Vatnajökull glacier. This is a fantastic introduction to the unique, enthralling world of ice, traversing the spectacular but easy tracks of the Virkisjökull glacier, only a short distance from the Skaftafell campsite. We start with a short walk along the glacier valley where your guide will explain the unique features of the retreating paths of Fallsjökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings. As we arrive at the edge of the Virkisjökull glacier we will strap on crampons and make our way up the icy but easily accessible slopes, witnessing on the way the incredible ice formations and crevasses, learning about how they are formed and how the glacier continuously reshapes itself. We will approach the aweinspiring ice fall, seeing up close how the ancient ice stoically falls hundreds of meters off the mountain top below as it flows in slow motion towards the ocean, a journey it will never complete as global warming continues to fuel its melting and slow retreat. Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 330 km. Duration of trip: Approx 2.5 hours with transfer, 1.5 hours on the glacier. Age limit: 10 years. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended! You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.

Glacier Hike

Trip difficulty: 1 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 9:30, 10:30, 13:00 & 14:30 15th May – 15th Sept.

 Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite. Price 5.990 ISK per person Includes pick up 7


Blue Ice & Black Sands

Glacier Hiking from Skaftafell, a sightseeing & wildlife trip to Ingólfshöfði Cape

Incredible Nature, Wildlife & Landscape Glacier Hike Sightseeing Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 1-2 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 AM 15th May – 18th Aug. Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite.

Our famous buses depart from Skaftafell at 8:30 a.m. for the short scenic drive on the ring road that lies at the base of the towering mountains and crevasse riddled glaciers lining the edge of Vatnajökull glacier. Our adventure begins with an introduction to the enchanting world of Icelandic glaciers, traversing a spectacular but easy track on Virkisjökull glacier. Walking on the glacier ice with crampons, we will see unique ice formations and deep crevasses, learning about how they are formed and how the glacier reshapes itself continuously. We will approach the awe-inspiring icefall, witnessing up close how the ancient ice stoically crushes hundreds of meters off the mountaintops on its slow crawl towards the ocean. The adventure continues with a wildlife exploration of the historic Ingólfshöfði cape, an isolated island caught between the black sands of the south coast and the North-Atlantic Ocean. This is where, in the year 874, Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, jumped ashore and spent his first winter in Iceland. The adorable Puffins, Razorbills, Fulmars, Guilleamots, and Skuas amongst other species now inhabit the cape numbering in the thousands. To get there we will cross six km of waters, marshes and sands in a tractor pulled hay trolley. After arriving at the cape we will go for a short hike (2-3 km) allowing us to have a closer look at the sea cliffs where the majestic seabirds, so characteristic for Iceland, nest during the very short arctic summer. The Blue Ice & Black Sands is an adventure full of stark contrasts, incredible landscapes and unimaginable natural beauty and wildlife…! Details:

Price 10.990 ISK per person with pick-up & lunch

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Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: Approx. 5.5 hours with transfer, 1.5 hours on the glacier and 2.5 hours at Ingólfshöfði cape. Age limit: 10 years. A packed lunch will be provided. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended! You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.


Vertical Walls Rock Climbing day tour from Skaftafell

Get Your Hands on Iceland! Climbing

Trip difficulty: Choose your difficulty Guaranteed departures: Contact tour desk for departure details. 15th May – 15th Sept. Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite.

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Price 14.990 ISK per person with pick-up

Have you ever wanted to test your climbing abilities or are you an experienced climber looking to put your hands on some Icelandic rock? The Hnappavellir cliffs is the perfect place, they once rose from the sea but now tower over grassy meadows with Vatnajökull in background. Hnappavellir is with out a shadow of a doubt Iceland´s premier rock climbing area. Hnappavellir is located a short drive from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park and there are countless routes to choose from. No matter what your level of climbing, you are sure to find something to get your blood pumping. We will supply shoes, harness, helmet and lines, all you need to bring is an adventurous spirit. A professional climbing guide will accompany you and handle all safety precautions and belaying. The safety line makes sure that even if you lose your grip you will get a second chance at climbing the cliff. This is a challenging trip that offers as much excitement and fun as you can ask for! A part of the price of your trip will be donated to help bolt more routes and build facilities here and in other rock climbing areas in Iceland. Details: Duration of trip: 4-5 hours. Please Note: Availability depends on weather & conditions. Minimum: 4 persons. Age limit: 12 years, private family trips on request. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants. No knowledge of the sport required. Add a packed lunch to your trip for 1.500 ISK.


Wall of Ice

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing

A Frozen Wonderworld! Ice climbing on the outlet glaciers from Vatnajökull is truly an amazing experience. Not only will you be climbing in an extraordinary, frozen landscape, you will also be conquering gravity. Our step-by-step approach ensures professional instruction in the form and technical aspects of ice climbing. Whether you are just beginning or looking for improvement, trips are adapted to all skill levels so bring the whole family. No prior experience necessary. All of our trips start from the Glacier Guides sales office in Skaftafell, and we will provide you with all of the appropriate gear including crampons and ice axes. After taking a short drive to the glacier we will gear up on crampons, making our way past unique ice formations and over the crevasse riddled outlet glacier to a wall of ice. There we will set up safety lines ensuring that even if you lose your grip you will not fall more then a few centimeters. This is a safe and fun introduction into the exhilarating world of vertical ice and is sure to be an experience you will never forget! Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: 4 hours. Minimum: 4 persons. Age limit: 14 years, private family trips on request. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good, stiff hiking boots are essential! We can rent you boots and waterproof clothing.

Ice Climbing Glacier Hike Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 8:30 15th May – 15th Sept. Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite. Price 13.490 ISK per person Includes pick up 11


Alpine Iceland

Custom made Mountain Hiking & Climbing Tours in Vatnajökull National Park

Glacier Hike

Trip difficulty: 4 out of 5 - Difficult Guaranteed departures: Everyday from 5:00-9:00 depending on trip 15th May – 15th Sept.

 Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite. Price from 29.990 ISK per person, includes pick up and a packed lunch.

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The southern coast offers the most majestic peaks in Iceland. These are scattered along the edge of the Vatnajökull ice-cap, Europe´s largest glacier. Perhaps the most known and sought after of these is Hvannadalshnúkur, Icelands highest peak. This trip however focuses on its surrounding peaks, the often forgotten slightly smaller brothers and sisters. These ascents offer a true Icelandic mountaineering experience of solitude and serenity, away from the crowds and off the beaten path. Scaling peaks seldom climbed by others, aside from the few locals that make their way to these summits, is a unique opportunity. It offers the essence of what mountaineering is all about, good company, amazing views and no crowds. There are many peaks to choose from and they vary in difficulty. But they all share these two things; they are almost impossible to pronounce and they offer magnificent views over the surrounding landscape in all directions. To the north is the expansive Vatnajokull icecap and to the south lies the North Atlantic ocean, curving on the horizon as far as the eye can see. It is a truly magnificent sight, inspiring appreciation for the saying “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. We arrange guided hikes to Hrútfjallstindar, Þverártindsegg, Sveinstindur and all the other classics in this area upon request. Details: Duration of trip: Varies depending on route chosen, up to 14 hours. Age limit: 18 years. Included: Guiding and all necessary glacier gear. Trip starts from our sales office in Skaftafell between 5:00 - 9:00 AM depending on trip. Bring necessary warm, wind- and waterproof outdoor clothing, good hiking shoes required. You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them (book in advance). We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside our control.


White Giant

Mt. Hvannadalshnúkur: Climb Iceland´s Highest Peak on Öræfajökull Glacier

Climb Iceland´s Highest Mountain Glacier Hike

Trip difficulty: 4 out of 5 - Difficult Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 5:00 AM 15th May – 15th Sept. Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell campsite. Price 21.990* ISK per person *price may vary as glacier conditions change and the guest to guide ratio lowers 14

Being a participant in this trip will give you a once in a lifetime experience. Stand on top of Iceland’s highest peak and cast your eyes over the biggest glacier mass in Europe with an unforgettable breathtaking panoramic view. To the north you can see mountains rising above the glacier plateau and to the south there are endless black sands being washed away by the Atlantic Ocean. This is certainly an unforgettable experience that no adventurer should miss out on. The night before our estimated departure the guides will meet up with the group to discuss the details of the trip and go over logistics. At this time you will also be provided with the necessary equipment so that you can be ready for an early morning departure. Although there is no technical climbing involved in the ascent to the summit, it is both physically and mentally challenging and takes 10-14 hours. The total elevation gain is more than 2000m (6,500ft) and the total walking distance is 23km (14 miles). We will be moving over challenging terrain and crossing crevasses so an expert mountain guide and specialized glacier equipment such as ropes and crampons are essential. Please note that because the hike starts in the early hours it will be necessary to stay the night before and after the hike in Skaftafell under the Vatnajökull glacier or in the surrounding areas. Please make sure you prebook this trip. Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 330 km. Duration of trip: approx 10-14 hours. Minimum 4 persons before 1st of June, mimimum is 2 between 1st June – 15th Sept. Age limit: 18 years. Please refer to our website for information on what to bring. You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing should you need them.


Skaftafell on Wheels Mountain Biking in the amazing Morsárdalur valley

Hiking

Cycling

Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 9:00 AM 15th May – 15th Sept. Minimum 4 persons Free pick up from Skaftafell Campsite, Hotel Skaftafell & Svínafell campsite. Price 9.990 ISK per person with pick-up, lunch & rental bike. 16

Leaving the busy Skaftafell visitor center and it´s surroundings for an amazing, off the beaten track bike ride should be one of your easier choices while travelling around Iceland. We will bike over sands and glacier-rivers, past a glacier tongue, into Iceland’s tallest birch forest. This ride will take you from one extreme landscape to another while stopping at some of the locals best kept secrets. Biking through the Morsárdalur valley we will witness first hand the destructive path left by the quickly receding Morsárjökull glacier and the river it feeds. We will aim for a forest, yes - a forest in Iceland, formerly guarded by trolls and outlaws but open for those that join us on this ride. We will then leave our bikes behind for a short hike up Vestragil where we can soak our weary feet in a hot spring and for the braver of the bunch, a dive into true Icelandic spring water- it is as clear and cold as they say! Due to the National Park´s restrictions on biking this is a unique opportunity to explore the park in a short amount of time, learning about the natural history of the area with our experienced guides. Rent a bike or bring your own and join us through this wonderland of fire and ice. Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: approx 4-5 hours. Age limit: 10 years (minimum height 140 cm to fit the rental bikes). Bring with you: Warm wind and waterproof outdoor clothing.


Blue Ice

Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing day trip from Reykjavík to Sólheimajökull

Here is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier. This trip will take you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines. A packed lunch will be served on the glacier during the trip. On our return journey to Reykjavik, we will stop at the beautiful waterfall Skógafoss. On this trip you get to see and do what most of the population will only dream about and very few ever try. Why not be adventurous and explore the amazing crawling glacier?

Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 164 km. Duration of trip: 9 hours. Age limit: 14 years (limits to shoe size 35 EUR minimum). Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented for 1.000 ISK if ordered well in advance.

Ice Climbing Glacier Hike Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures: Everyday at 9:00-9:30 AM 15th May – 11th Sept. Minimum 2 persons Free pick from hotels near Reykjavik city center and departures from the Cintamani Center at Laugavegur 11 Price 19.890 ISK per person, includes pick up & lunch. 17


Vatnajökull Voyager Express one day glacier tour from Reykjavík to Skaftafell & back

Amazing Full Day k! Adventure From Reykjavi Glacier Hike Boat Trip

Combo Trip

Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 - Easy Guaranteed departures:

Adventure packed express day trip directly from Reykjavík to Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Park and return the same day! This amazing adventure tour will take you into the Vatnajökull National Park in South East Iceland and onto the largest glacier in Europe. We will drive along the South Coast on the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the National Park entrance in Skaftafell before starting our adventure on Virkisjökull Glacier. There we will go for an scenic hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet and all around. High above us on the outlet rises the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its magnificence, a sight not soon forgotten.

Mon, Wed & Fri at 7:00 AM* 10th June - 10th Sept. No minimum number of participants

With crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we will safely walk on the ice, along the way seeing spectacular ice formations, deep sink holes and rugged ice crevasses. Our specially trained, highly qualified glacier guides will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, that like Virkisjökull, descend from the main hub towards the ocean.

Price: 29.990 ISK per person. Pick-up, express bus ride, glacier hiking, boat ride, lunch & waffle

From Virkisjökull we continue onwards onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must sees and there is no better way to explore it than on one of the strange looking amphibian boats. We´ll find ourselves gliding between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonderworld of ice, hard to describe with words. After our boat ride we stop for coffee and a warm Icelandic waffel with cream and jam before starting our journey back to Reykjavík.

*Note: Pick up is anytime between 7:00 & 7:30 AM in the Iceland Excursions bus

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Details: Distance from Reykjavik: 350 km. Duration of trip: Approx 14-15 hours with transfer from Reykjavík. Age limit: 8 years. Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves (gloves can be provided). Good hiking shoes are recommended! You can rent hiking shoes and/or waterproof clothing in Skaftafell: 500 ISK per piece. Please note: The hotel pick up is anytime between 7:00 and 7:30 AM in the Iceland Excursions Express bus, please be ready with your voucher, outside your hotel.


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Directions to Skaftafell - Drive road no.1 east from Reykjavik (the direction of Hveragerdi). Continue on this road for approximately 4 hours. Turn left at the Skaftafell sign where you will find the Glacier Guides ecofriendly booking office. To get to Virkisjökull continue on the road no.1 past Skaftafell for approx. 10km. You will see a sign on the left with the Glacier Guides logo marking the Virkisjökull meeting point for our Blue Ice & Black Sands and Glacier Wonders trips. To get to Fjallsjökull from Reykjavik continue on Road no.1 past Skaftafell for approx. 40km. You will see a sign on the left with the Glacier Guides logo (after crossing the Hrútá River bridge and before Jökulsárlon) Glacier Guides logo marking the Fjallsjökull meeting point for our Glacier Grand Slam and Glacier Explorer trips.

We offer free transportation and pick up from Skaftafell and surrounding accommodations We will provide you with almost everything you need to have a safe and enjoyable adventure, but for each trip there are some things you need to bring. Please read the details for the trips you wish to join so that you can be sure you have all you need for a great day out in the Icelandic nature. We rent hiking shoes and waterproof garments if you do not have such items. All of our glacier & mountain trips are subject to weather and conditions and Glacier Guides reserves the right to change any trip if we feel your safety is compromised. Your safety comes first on all of our trips. Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Glacier Guides guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. Glacier hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and guests may be requested by Glacier Guides to sign a liability release and assumption of risk prior to certain excursions.

www.glacierguides.is | info@glacierguides.is Booking Number: + 354-571-2100 Tour Operator

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