Iceland is home to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, located in the South East of the country. 11% of the Land of Ice and Fire is covered with ice offering the intrepid adventurer a diverse range of glacier and glacier outlets to hike. Your choice of glacier hike will largely depend on which areas of the country you are planning to visit and can easily be combined with other excursions such as exploring an ice cave, a boat ride on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon or horse riding to name but a few. Your private guide will provide all the equipment you require and even show you the basics of ice climbing if you’d like to give that a try.
Locations: Solheimajokull and Svinasfelljokull, South Iceland, Skaftafell & Vatnajokull in South East Iceland and Snaefellsjokull in the West of Iceland.
Season: All year round
Requirement: No previous (mountaineering) experience required
My Advice: Solheimajokull is a great glacier to hike along and quite accessible but if you’re looking for a longer, slightly more arduous hike I’d recommend a Snaefellsjokull glacier summit hike in the West of Iceland.