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Stykkishólmur - Top of the Diamond


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Join us on a spectacular Snowcat tour to the top of Snæfellsjökull, the famous ice-capped volcano. 
  • See the mighty Snæfellsjökul, a 4,744 - ft high volcano formed around 700,000 years ago

  • Take a bus tour to a mountain pass and ride a Snowcat to the top of the glacier

  • Stop several times on the way up, and take a stroll at the top before descending

  • See where Jules Verne got inspiration for his famous sci-fi novel ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’

Journey to the glacier top   

Starting with a scenic coach tour from Stykkishólmur, we’ll drive to the base of Snæfellsjökul volcano, from where a Snowcat will take you to the glacier.

Towering at 4744 ft above sea level and topped with a glacier, Snæfellsjökull is a spectacular location that inspired part of Jules Verne’s famous novel, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.  On your thrilling journey up to the glacier, there will be plenty of stops to drink in the spectacular scenery and capture the view with incredible photographs. 

*While we're excited to share the unique flavours of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Included: A private coach, local English-speaking guide and refreshments outside at the glacier. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour takes place at altitude and over glacial ice, so warm clothing is essential, including a hat and gloves. Transfer time is approx. 2 hrs each way. Please note, this tour is weather dependent. Guests are kindly asked to observe the guide’s instructions at all times. 

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves moderate physical activity on relatively level surfaces and gentle terrain, including snow and ice. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language availability: English 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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