Vatnjökull Glacier

Vatnjökull tours and activities

Vatnjökull National Park

The largest piece of ice in Europe offers exciting ice related tours and activities. The vatnjökull glacier is accessible throughout the year in favourable weather. The glacier is in a great wilderness area of Iceland and forms part of the Vatnjökull National park. The Vatnjökull National park is a Nature reserve.

Glacier hiking and Ice climbing

On offer are a large range of hiking tours for all abilities and ice climbing tours for more experienced visitors. These companies have experienced staff and provide all safety equipment to ensure your safe enjoyment of an extremely dangerous place. Ice tourists can book their tours and activities before travelling to the Vatnökull Glacier region to avoid disappointment.

Pick-up locations

Ice hiking tours and glacier activities either leave from the visitor center at Skaftafell National park or from locations close to Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Iceland glacier hike

Getting there

These glacier activities can be combined with some of our Multi-day photo tours. Otherwise you can self drive to the area with Iceland Car Rental, or use the hop-on hop-off feature of Bus Passports.


Iceland Aurora News

  • Iceland Safe Travel News
    Summary issued 15th November 2016 Freezing temperatures and icy roads in the next few days. Strong winds and blowing snow South of Vatnjokull can decrease visibility. Low level crampons recommended at Iceland's sightseeing locations due to slippery paths. Full crampons required for serious hiking. Avalanche risk in Eastfjords and Westfjords.
  • Northern Lights: Red Alert
    Strong Auroras likely issued 8th Nov 2017
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