Many glacier tongues flow south from the Vatnajökull icecap. These tongues move about a meter a day and play a central role in shaping the landscape. Because of the frequent changes, access to glacier tongues varies and crevices can be dangerous to explore without a local guide.
The largest glacier in Europe offers more possibilities than could ever be explored. If you would like to experience the grand icecap, it's only a 45 minute drive from the main road F985 to Vatnajökull.
Access to the glacier is good, but recommended only for four wheel drive cars or by a specially equipped 4WD super jeep. Traveling on the glacier itself requires a super jeep or snowmobile. Several companies provide guided tours for glacier walking and ice climbing.
Glacier jeeps offers exciting superjeep and snowmobile tours on Europe´s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Diverse tours available, suitable for everyone. Afterwards you can enjoy a meal at Jöklasel restaurant in the realm of the glacier with a magnificent view to the atlantic ocean.
Tel: +354 478-1000, email@example.com http://www.glacierjeeps.is/
Öræfaferðir- From Coast To Mountains.
From Coast to Mountains is a small family business offering diverse tours to the glaciers, mountains and the coast of southeast Iceland. In the summertime they specialize in birdwatching trips to Ingólfshöfði nature reserve, the home of thousands of nesting puffins and other seabirds. Guests are transported in a tractor drawn hey-cart to the cape, from where they are taken on a guided tour to visit the puffins. The tour is suitable for the whole family.
Tel: +354 894-0894, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hofsnes.com
Icelandic Mountain Guides Skaftafell
Icelandic Mountain Guides offers various day tours available to suit everyone, daily from april 1st – september 20th in Skaftafell National Park. We operate Glacier tours on Svínafellsjökull glacier as well as tours to the summit of Hvannadalshnúkur (2110m), the highest mountain in Iceland.
Tel: +354 894-2959/ +354 587-9999,
Offers a variety of custom made trips as well as offering daily trips to Vatnajökull and Jökulsárlón. For more information visit the website vatnajokull.is or call +354 8941616, e-mail: email@example.com