Wear the Crown - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Summit hike

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Summit Hike
Snæfellsjökull Glacier Summit Hike

Wear the Crown - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Summit hike


“A sheet of snow gleamed on the slopes of these distant mountains... the peaks brazenly pierced the grey cloud to reappear above the shifting vapours like reefs, suspended in the sky...” - Journey to the Centre of the Earth , Jules Verne

Known world wide as the entrance to the centre of our Earth, Snæfellsjökull glacier is a mystical place, featured in folklore, novels and providing the inspiration for artists throughout the centuries. Not only is the glacier beautiful but it sits on top of a dormant volcano, so when you hike to the summit you can tick off two items on your bucklist.

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The Hike

Working together as a team, using only the strength of our bodies and minds, we will hike together to the summit of Snæfellsjökull. Upon reaching the summit this natural way, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming sense of self-fulfillment and absolute triumph.

....Oh and the views over the entirety of the Snæfellsness peninsula, the Westfjords and Reykjavik City are not too bad either.

"Prepared to be humbled when you feel so small in such EPIC nature!" - Jón Joel (Head Guide)

Meeting at GoWest hut, Arnarstapi:



  • Meeting time: Summer: 9am - Winter: 8am

  • Duration: Summer 7/8hours - Winter 10/12hours

  • Difficulty (scale 1-10): Seasonal variations of 6 and 9


  • All required glacier gear which includes Climbing harness, Crampons, Ice axe, Hiking sticks, Safety line.

  • Guided in English and Scandinavian.

  • Short drive to Snæfellsjökull trail start


  • 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 glacier hike - Personal Equipment List

  • Transport to and from Arnarstapi (can be arranged from Reykjavik at extra cost).

  • Food and water


From now on we have decided to cancel all summit hikes on the glacier until early March. Winter is getting close with new snow, already now covering the crevasses with snow bridges that are still too weak.

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. The same rule is for tours from Reykjavik. We need minimum 4 bookings for pickups and drop offs from Reykjavik.

  • 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.

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

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