The Grand Summit Tour | Snæfellsjökull – West



The Grand Summit Tour | Snæfellsjökull – West

Join us on an adventure like no other as we conquer the summit of Snæfellsjökull glacier. We will drive a snowcat to the highest point any vehicle can go on the glacier and from there you can choose to climb further up or just enjoy the spectacular views from the snowcat and enjoy a hot drink and Icelandic snacks. When heading back down you have the option to sit in the comfort of the snowcat or ski! Available March-June.

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Highlights

  • Driving onto the glacier
  • Glacier hike
  • Experienced guide

Included

  • Outerwear (if needed)
  • Hiking boots (if needed)
  • Skiing equipment
  • Crampons, harness, helmet and ice tools
  • Drinks and energy bars
  • Hot chocolate and flatbread

Please bring with you

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Good closed shoes (not sandals)
  • Food and/or snacks

In this tour, we compile everything we stand for and mix it with the most amazing views to be found on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This is the Grand Summit Tour and we gave it that name for good reason. The tour starts by organising and preparing gear at our offices (Meeting Point B). From there we drive our shuttle up to our snowcat that will take us up to Mid-Cornice (1380) meters. The Mid-Cornice is located just below the true summit and it is the highest point any vehicle can go on the glacier. We will stop there for a while and those who are not afraid of heights get a chance to go with a professional guide up to the true summit of 1446 meters. That requires some general good fitness and takes about 25 minutes. If you decide to go for the true summit, the guide will equip you with the tools needed for a safe summit push, including helmet, crampons, harness and ice tools. 

If you don't feel like going for the true summit, you stay on the Mid-Cornice where you will enjoy the great views and perhaps have a chat with the other guide that will stay with you there. If you feel cold you can always get into our warm and cosy snowcat to relax. On the Mid-Cornice we will make and serve traditional Icelandic hot chocolate and Icelandic flatbread that’s kept us Icelanders alive through the last millennium. After spending this quality time above the clouds it’s time to head back. For most, it is a simple ride on the snowcat, unless you want to ski of course! We have all the ski gear you need to book as free extras on this tour.

The Grand Summit Tour is truly an adventure-packed half day tour to Snæfellsjökull summit. The best part is that it is for anyone 12 years or older, regardless of fitness or interests. Just add extras like climbing to the true summit or skiing down to make it more fun and challenging! Groups are limited to 8 participants giving this tour a high client to guide ratio for safe and personal service throughout the whole tour.

 

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