Touch the Crown - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Base Hike

Snæfellsnes guided hikes
Snæfellsnes guided hikes

Touch the Crown - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Base Hike


“Snæfellsjökull glacier/volcano has been an inspiration for many artists through the ages. You too can be inspired!”

We drive up to the snowline and then hike towards the base of Snæfellsjökull to get in touch with how the landscape has been influenced by the retreating glacial crown of Snæfellsjökull. As well as getting a taste of Icelandic mountain life, you will be rewarded with incredible views over the Snæfellsnes peninsula and Atlantic Ocean.

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The Hike

This tour is the perfect choice for beginner to intermediate hikers. Not only does this give you a taste of Icelandic mountain life but it also provides countless opportunities for fun and photographs. In our base hut we have all sorts of fun sleds/single foot skis that you are welcome to borrow to slide back down the slopes. During the summer months (May - Sept) when the snow has melted you are welcome to include bike rental in your booking and ride back down the slopes. We also include a visit to the famous singing cave of Snæfellsnes to test your vocal chords.

Meeting place (GoWest hut, Arnarstapi):



  • Meeting time: 10am
  • Duration: Summer 3/4hours - Winter 5/6hours
  • Difficulty (scale 1-10): Seasonal variations of 4 and 6


  • All required mountain gear which includes crampons and hiking sticks.
  • Guided in English and Scandinavian.
  • Short drive to Snæfellsjökull trail start
  • visit to Sönghellir cave


  • Sturdy hiking boots - can also be rented 1.500Isk (please ask us when you book to make sure we have your size)
  • Appropriate warm clothing, wet weather clothing
  • Food and water
  • Please read this list of suggested Personal Equipment you should bring with you on a mountain hike - Personal Equipment List

Terms and conditions:

  • The price stated is per person for a minimum of 3 people joining the tour. If less than the minimum 3 bookings are received, it will be priced as a private guided tour (equal to 3 paying guests). - You can book and we will pay you back if we do not get the minimum paying persons.
  • Icelandic weather constantly changes and therefore we reserve the right to postpone/cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside of our control. If we cancel tours, full refunds will be issued. 
  • The start of this hike alters greatly depending on season and snow. Winter elevation climb (from 150metres above sea level - 700m). Summer elevation climb (from 500metres above sea level - 700m)

All Tours Prices include 11% VAT and Contribution to Icelandic forestry and landcare through The Kolviður Fund / Forest

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