Glacial Adventure from Jöklasel

To experience the pristine beauti og the glacier, take an organized expedition onto the glaciers in snowmobile or jeep and with experienced guides.

Adventure tour on Amazing Vatnajokull

On Vatnajökull is mountain-hotel, Jöklasel, at an altitude of 840 m. above sea level, on Skálafellsjökull, one of Vatnajökull's numerous glaciers, approximately 55 km west of the fishing town of Höfn. Jöklasel is only 16 km from the main road. The road to Jöklasel also goes to Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun (a hydroelectric power plant). The last 6 km of the road require vehicles with four wheel drive. The Jöklasel facilities include a restaurant that comfortably seats 80 - 90 people and sleeping bag accommodations for about 30 persons. The view from Jöklasel is absolutely breathtaking as it is the highest restaurant in Iceland.
You will certainly enjoy your meal at the Jöklasel restaurant as you take in the magnificent view from the mountain tops to the open Atlantic ocean. Jöklasel is the center of all glacial activities.

We offers various excursions from May to October. Reservations are made for groups, minimum six persons per group, from 15 March - 31st May and from 8th September - 15th October.

We offer various short excursions in the vicinity of Jöklasel, duration approximately 1.5-2 hours by jeep and 1-2.5 hours by Skidoo snowcats. There are also longer excursions within the Vatnajökull area by snowcats, such as to Hvannadalshnúkur (8-10 hours), to Grímsvötn (7-9 hours), and to Kverkfjöll (7-9 hours). The longer excursions (4-11 hours) must be booked in advance and the minimum is six persons per excursion. In addition there are special Vatnajökull tours for conference visitors with a lavish seafood buffet served on ice blocks on the glacier. After the meal on the glacier, those who interested in the plastic arts have a fine opportunity to make sculptures of snow and ice.

We provide overalls designed to stand all weather conditions, helmets and moon boots. Destinations may change due to weather conditions.

JF-01   - from Jöklasel
If you travel by bus or drive our one 4WD car to Jöklasel (altitude 840 m) you can join our tours. We can admire the view before we take off for the adventure on the glacier, a tour by Skidoo snowcat. We proudly offer you a lunch in the Jöklasel Restaurant, which is truly the only Mountain Restaurant in Iceland. You will certainly enjoy your meal as you look out the windows to see the spectacular landscape from the high Glacier to the open Atlantic ocean.

Departures: Daily (May to October)
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €159
Included:

Excursion in the Vatnajökull area by snowcat (1 hour - 4 km), safety helmets, overall and shoes on the glacier. Guide on the Glacier. Two person on snowcat. Minimum 2 persons.

 


JF-02   - from Jöklasel

The group travel to Jöklasel by scheduled bus, jeep or drive 4WD car. Having experienced the picturesque landscape on the way, we take off to the unique experience of driving the Skidoo snow cat on the vast expanses of Vatnajökull headed for Breiðabungu and the to east for Heiðnabergsfjöll. Breathtaking landscape with deep valleys and high mountains will certainly capture your attention. It is indeed an exiting experience to ride on the snowcats in what some people might say this almost an alien landscape.

Departures: Daily (May to October)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Price: €259
Included:

Excursion in the Vatnajökull area by snowcat (3 to 4 hours). Safety helmets, overall and shoes on the glacier. Guide on the Glacier. Two person on snowcat. Minimum 2 persons.

 


JF-03   - from Main Road (F985)

Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun is on the main road (route 1), 45 kilometers from Höfn. The super jeep ride from there up to Jöklasel is an adventure of its own and as you arrive at the glacier you discover the thrills of the Skidoo snow cat ride. For those who prefer a more relaxed way to experience the wonders of the glacier we offer a tour by jeep. As you have finished the adventure on the glacier it only seems appropriate to have lunch in the Jöklasel Restaurant, famous for its magnificent view.

Departures: Daily from May - Oct. at 9.30 AM and at 2.00 PM*
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €164
Included:

Super jeep: Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun - Jöklasel - Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun. Excursions in the Vatnajökull area by snowcat (1 hour - 4 km). Safety helmets, overall and shoes on the glacier. Guide on the Glacier. Two person on snowcat. Minimum 2 persons.


JF-04   - from Main Road (F985)

Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun is on the main road (route 1), 45 kilometers from Höfn. The super jeep ride from there up to Jöklasel is an adventure of its own and as you arrive at the glacier you discover the thrills of the super jeep. Tour for those who prefer a more relaxed way to experience the wonders of the glacier. As you have finished the adventure on the glacier it only seems appropriate to have lunch in the Jöklasel Restaurant, famous for its magnificent view.

Departures: Daily from May - Oct. at 9.30 AM and at 2.00 PM*
Duration: 3,5 hours
Price: €164
Included:

Super jeep : Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun - Jöklasel - Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun. Excursions in the Vatnajökull area by jeep (l,5 hours). Minimum 2 persons.

* Other timeplans possible.

Joklasel - Jöklasel

JF-05   - Glacier hiking on Vatnajökull

Super jeep tour from main road up to Jöklasel and glacier hiking on the great glacier in 600 elevation. Picturesque landscape where the glacier rules.

Departures: Spring/summer
Duration: 3 hours and 15 min
Price: €164
Included:

Super jeep : Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun - Jöklasel - Smyrlabjargarárvirkjun. Glacier hiking on the Vatnajökull ice-cap.
Minimum 2 persons.
Safety helmets, climbing iron, ice axe on the glacier, included in the price


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