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Snæfellsjökull Summit Hike

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Icelandic Mountain Guides / Arcanum     13 hours     Travel method: Self-Drive     Region: West

On this tour, you hike to the summit of Snæfellsjökull, the crowning jewel of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is one of the most picturesque glacier in Iceland, and hides a dormant 700.000-year-old stratovolcano and which rises 1.446 m above sea level and last erupted in 250AD. Most famous for providing the setting for Jules Verne's classic subterranean epic, "Journey to the Center of the Earth", the area is rich with history and mystique. Standing on top of the glacial volcano, you have amazing panoramic views that extend from the Reykjanes Peninsula in the south to the West Fjords in the North. The drive to the starting point of the hike takes you through Snæfellsnes National Park. This tour checks all the boxes - amazing views, geological wonders and a challenging glacier hike.

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Minimum age: 16 years
Difficulty: Demanding

What is included

Glacier equipment, transportation and guiding service

Important information

Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, food, drinks and energy bars


Please note that weather conditions can change quickly in Iceland. Your safety is our first priority so sometimes our tours may be canceled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits. 

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