A Unique Camping Experience In Iceland – Remote Glacial Walk on Vatnahökull and Barbeque Night
Embrace Iceland’s many wonders and get to encounter one of its most unique features, the Vatnahökull Glacier. Get a chance to hike on this marvelous glacier in a remote outlet called Fláajökull. Yes, Glamping and glacier walking combined! Not only that, you get to sleep in a canvas tent with a very nice made-up bed. And to highlight the experience would be a Barbeque in the evening as you relax and lounge in the gathering tent. Definitely, something you don’t want to miss.
This one-day and one-night camping and glacier walk will kick off at the Haukafell camping site. Upon arrival at the Haukafell camping site before 11:00, we will then guide you to your canvas tent which is 16m2 and has a capacity of up to 4 persons. After that, we will then gather and go over our plans for the next day’s glacier hike. The gathering tents would serve as our common lounge area where we will enjoy barbeque and night get-togethers.
Once everyone is equipped and ready, we will then trek from the campsite for about 4km heading towards the remote and splendid area the glacier has been forming, a small glacier lagoon, where Fláajökul glacier carves slowly into. And to level up this experience, we will then prepare for a glacier walk to a remote glacier that no other company has ever made a glacier walk into. Such a distinct and unique experience indeed. We will then assist you with safety gear and learn together to walk on the glacier. After that, we start to explore the Phenomenal and impressive glacier.
The hike is about 12 km elevation about 450 meters. After our adventure exploring the glacier, we will then head back to the camping site. As a team, everyone will then take part in preparing dinner to spend some relaxing and delightful time in the social tent. Surely, we will learn from each other better plus spend cheerful moments as a team.
Encounter nature at its purest! A superb experience awaits you! Check availability by choosing a date.
Moderate for some – Accessible to all those in good health.
Good clothes, hats, gloves, and hiking shoes are very important!
Crampons, helmets, harnesses, and other safety gear if needed.
Maximum 10 persons
1 day – 1 night
Haukafell Camping site Latitude: 64.345508 | Longitude: -15.502587
Ba at the meeting point before 11:00
Note: The weather can be unpredictable in Iceland. Have good outdoor clothes with you and good shoes. We will sleep in a tent, some nights can be cold so wool can sometimes be good to have for the night. There are toilets at the camping site but no showers.
A local guide through the tour
Accommodation in a 16m2 canvas tent
Remote Glacier Walk on Fláajökull glacier, no other company is going there.
All safety equipment like backpacks, helmets, harnesses, ice picks, and crampons
Night gatherings: After a nice meal we will enjoy being to gather in the gathering tent, playing cards, singing, or some other fun things
Clothes and shoes
Travel to/from the tour start/endpoint
Personal travel insurance
Any items not mentioned as included
1 night in a 16m2 canvas bell tent Camping cot with a sleeping pad on top
Pillow and duvet
Clean bed linen
FOOD/MEALS & DRINK
Breakfast: The morning before we leave we will have a breakfast together in the gathering tent.
Lunch: We will prepare lunch that we will take with us on the hike
Dinner: When we are back after a nice day we’ll barbeque together
*** We have some drinks and water but we will not provide drinks for the whole tour
All safety gears
Hiking clothes and shoes (High ankle)
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Warm hat and gloves
Reusable water bottle
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Arrival and departure at Haukafell camping site. Arrive before 11:00
Transport can be arranged from Höfn
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE IN THE GROUP?
We take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 people in each group to ensure that everyone gets the most from their experience
FOOD & DRINK
We will BBQ meat, potatoes, and vegetables. If you do not eat meat we have some alternatives (let us know)
– Please let us know if you have any food allergies or require a specific diet when you make your reservation and we will do our best to give you a great foodie experience.
WHAT ARE THE FITNESS AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE TRIP?
Moderate – Accessible to all those in good health.
Able to walk around 12 km
WHAT ARE THE TOILET/ SHOWER FACILITIES?
There are toilets at the camping site but now showers. We might go to the natural hot tubs in Hoffell not far away and there are showers there.
Will we visit an Ice cave?
Ice cave tours are only available in the winter from October to April. You can read more about the ice cave tours here.