Day trip

Arnarstapi: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

Activity provider: north ice
Day trip

Arnarstapi: Snæfellsjökull Glacier and Volcano Hike

Activity provider: north ice

From US$ 465.13 per person

Enjoy a beautiful hike to one of the highest glaciers in Iceland. Admire the breathtaking views of Snæfellsjökull, a 1446m high volcano covered with ice. Spend time at the summit to admire the stunning panoramas of the peninsula.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Discover the Snæfellsness National Park and Snæellsnes peninsula
  • Hike to the summit of Snæfellsjökull volcanic glacier
  • Admire the breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding landscape
Full description
Put on your hiking boots and join the tour group on a wonderful hike to one of the most beautiful peaks in Iceland. Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-covered volcano located on Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland and stretching 1446 m above sea level. Admire the stunning views over the peninsula, made famous by Jules Verne's book, Journey to the Center of the Earth. The entire hike from the base of the glacier usually takes about 5-6 hours.  Starting from Snæfellsnes road, hike along a rocky path for 1-hour to get to the base of the glacier. Stop to put on glacier gear, crampons, harness, ice axes, and ropes. The guides will show you how to use this equipment and there will be time to stop for a snack and water.  Hike for about 3 hours to the summit of Snæfellsjökull. On clear days the view is beautiful over the peninsula. Depending on your inclination, stop at around 1400 m or adventure all the way up to 1446 m. It is a steep slope to the top of the peak that is protected with ropes. Spend some time at the summit to eat some lunch and take in the stunning views. Head back down along the same trail which usually takes between 1-2 hours. 
  • Local guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Transport
  • Clothing
  • Food

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Packed lunch
  • Snow clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Food is not included in the cost of this tour
  • Weather in Iceland can change fast so please wear appropriate clothing
  • This hike is not challenging and is suitable for most people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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May 15, 2022

Very nice tour and great guide, can only recommend. The guide was friendly and adapted to the group, we had a great time.

August 12, 2021


Unsere Guides Bergur und Lisa waren absolut spitze, sehr freundlich und professionell. Ganz nach oben haben wir es leider nicht geschafft was aber nicht an unseren Guides lag. Dennoch haben wir einen super Einblick in den Aufstieg auf einen Gletscher erhalten und ich kann es nur jedem empfehlen dies einmal gemacht zu haben! Der Aufstieg war von der Anstrengung okay und absolut machbar - und wir sind wahrlich keine super Sportler. Man sollte dann aber auch am nächsten Tag mit den ein oder anderen "Problemchen" in den Beinen rechnen was es aber allemal Wert ist. Die Landschaft war wunderschön und wir durften einen der wenigen Sonnentage beim Aufstieg genießen. Von oben ist der Ausblick traumhaft und kaum mit einer Kamera festzuhalten weil es einen regelrecht überwältigt. Fazit: Die Guides waren eine 11 von 10 und es ist mehr als empfehlenswert!

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September 15, 2020


Product ID: 208701