Midnight Sun Glacier Walk

About the hike

Join us on an unforgettable tour that will take you on a hike across the stunning Snæfellsjökull Glacier in the Midnight Sun.

Our adventure begins at the beautiful Arnarstapi on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where we will gather to review and prepare our equipment, as well as discuss the travel plans. While Snæfellsjökull is a relatively comfortable mountain to traverse, it demands a certain respect which is why you’ll be ascending the slopes with an expert glacier guide ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey.

Throughout the journey, we prioritize the group’s comfort and well-being.  The ascent to the summit takes approximately two hours, during which we maintain a slow pace and emphasize adherence to the line formation.

Upon reaching the summit, our guides will assess risk areas and prepare us accordingly and have us take a breather and replenish our energy. Warm clothing is essential at the top, as the midnight conditions can be very cold, and the wind chill can create harsh winter-like conditions. Weather permitting, we may climb to a peak of 1446m, which is a steeper section requiring specific safety equipment which we provide. With favorable conditions we take in the breathtaking beauty of the midnight sun, hoping it graces us with its radiant glow.

After capturing stunning photographs and reveling in the glorious views, we’ll carefully descend, maintaining our disciplined line formation. Although the descent is relatively straightforward, it can still be physically demanding.. Therefore, it is crucial to remain focused and attentive.

We encourage everyone to find accommodation in the area and get a well-deserved rest after the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We hope to see you this summer for the most unique experience Iceland has to offer!


6-8 hours


Select dates around the summer solstice of 2023


39.900 ISK

Group Size


Level of Difficulty

Above average


Certified expert guide, tour preparation, all the safety equipment needed and access to all the photos taken by our guides while on the hike.


What to Bring

Proper outdoor clothing: It's crucial to have suitable outdoor clothing, ideally waterproof, as the weather in Iceland can change abruptly. Be prepared for any conditions.
Sturdy hiking boots: Choose hiking boots that cover the ankle and can accommodate crampons. Sneakers or other shoes won't provide the necessary support.
Backpack: Bring a backpack to carry your essentials and keep your hands free during your adventure.
Water & snacks: Stay hydrated by carrying at least 2 liters of water per person. Pack plenty of snacks to fuel yourself throughout the day.
Layered clothing: Iceland's weather is notorious for its variability, so layering is essential. Wear three layers: a waterproof and windproof outer layer, a middle layer of fleece or wool, and a moisture-wicking inner layer. Avoid cotton as it retains moisture and causes cooling.
Proper foot equipment: Wear waterproof walking shoes with specialized soles to ensure comfort and stability on your hikes.
Accessories: Don't forget to bring a hat, mittens, scarves, sunglasses, sunscreen, ointment, and a comfortable backpack to enhance your outdoor experience. Note on cotton clothing: During our trips, it is advised not to wear cotton clothes as they can lead to discomfort and cooling during breaks.
Hydration and nourishment: Carry sufficient water or liquid and pack enough snacks to keep you energized throughout the day.
Camera or phone: If you want to capture the moment, make sure you come well equipped.

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