Eyjafjallajökull - IMG13

Conquer the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

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Adult: Contact us

Duration: 8 - 10 hrs

Minimum Age: 16 years

We provide: Guiding Services and all necessary technical glacier equipment

You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch / energy bars

  • Tour Description

    Conquer the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

    Eyjafjallajökull, also known as E15 or even Charley, became world famous in April 2010 when it erupted and caused chaos in air transport in most of northern Europe.

    Now here is a unique chance to combine a day of exciting mountaineering with a sightseeing trip of the aftermath of this most famous eruption in recent years. The climb of Eyjafjallajökull is a big day of some 8 - 10 hours of walking.

    There are no technical difficulties but the top part is glaciated and crevassed. During the hike up one will be able to witness firsthand the effect of the eruption on the glacier and the environment around as well as enjoy the stunning views the mountain is known for. This all takes place in the safe company of our expert guides

    Please note: This tour is available for groups of minimum 4 persons with the price per person 31.900 ISK. For smaller sized groups please contact us for prices and availability.

  • Equipment List

    Alpine Mountaineering - Day Tours

    -Equipment list for Alpine style mountain accents

    Including trips to the highest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur 2119 m, and other peaks of equal difficulties.

    For your own wellbeing and safety, we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also, respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

    Boots and Clothing:

    • Hiking Boots – Waterproof with good ankle support. 
    • Gaiters.
    • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
    • Long Johns (early season – April / beginning of May). 
    • Light sweater, wool or fleece (2nd layer).
    • Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
    • Pants – light and fast drying – e.g. soft-shell. 
    • Jacket with a good hood – Waterproof and breathable. 
    • Rain pants – Waterproof and breathable material.
    • Gloves – 2 pairs - different thickness.
    • Mittens – insulated (early season climbs / April beginning of May). 
    • Socks – Wool or synthetic. 
    • Warm hat– Wool or synthetic.
    • Puffy jacket – down or fibre.

    Other gear:

    • Backpack – 30-40 litres.
    • Sunglasses – rated for glacier travel.
    • Sun protection / face and lips. High SPF 30 or more. 
    • Camera.
    • Headlamp (at times of year when it gets dark). 

    Optional gear:

    • Walking Pole(s).
    • Sun/rain Hat or a Baseball cap for sun protection.
    • Ski-goggles for ascents to the end of April.

    Food and drink:

    • Lunch – Sandwiches, biscuits, power-bars etc.
    • Water – 3 Litres of water and/or sport drink.
    • Warm drink – Tea, Hot-Chocolate or alternative. (Volume can be subtracted from total water!) 

    Pack food for a long day. A mixture of sweets and chocolate and a few (3 – 5) sandwiches is ideal. Water should be carried so that it is always accessible. Camelback type hydration system is ideal or water-bottles that can be hung from the back pack or climbing harness. Water should ideally be mixed with a thin mix of a rehydrating energy drink.

    More info:

    Our trip to Hvannadalshnúkur the highest summit of Iceland normally takes from 10 to 15 hours. The weather can vary from being –5°C on the summit to being over 20°C on the lower slopes. The best way to prepare for this is to wear layers that can be adjusted per conditions. It is very important to wear materials closest to your skin that remove moisture, e.g. wool and synthetics. Cotton T-shirts and sweaters are not acceptable!

    Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.

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  • For availability and more information about this tour please contact us.