Zipline & Glacier hike

Our reliable partners, Ice Pic Journeys, offer the ‘Zip Line and Glacier Adventure Summer’ tour, a thrilling journey through Iceland’s stunning natural landscapes.

Experience the rush of a zip line ride above a glacier mill at Vatnajökull glacier, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding terrain. After this exhilarating adventure, the tour continues with exploring the Vatnajökull Glacier, where you’ll step into a mesmerizing ice cave.

This unique blend of high-adrenaline activity and awe-inspiring natural beauty promises an unforgettable summer adventure.

Price: ISK 50,000 per participant.
Departs: from the Glacier Lagoon.
Operates: May to September.
Age limit: Minimum age is eight years old.

Note that this tour is operated by our trusted partners at Ice Pick Journeys and departs from Jökulsárlón, Glacier Lagoon.

From Glacier Lagoon.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure with our fantastic partners, Ice Pick Journeys. The tour begins at the stunning Glacier Lagoon near Höfn.

Click the image for Google Maps to take you there.

Requirements & preparations

Check your age

You must be age 8 or older. A legal guardian must acompany or sign to allow kids under 18 to zip.

Break out the scale

Participents must weigh between 30 – 120 kg. (65-260 lbs.)


Wear hiking boots. Water resistant is preferred. Rentals are available under extras.

take a breather

You must be able to hike ca. 3 km. (or 1-2 miles) at elevation and over uneven surface.

Be Waterproof 

Waterproof Jacket and Pants are essential. Rentals are available under extras.

Pregnant ladies

Sorry, it’s not safe to zipline while you’re pregnant. See you when you’ve become a mom. 🙂 


Check in 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Please remember not to be late! Come ready to get outside your comfort zone and have a blast!


Dress according to weather, Iceland can often get cold and wet so wind and rainproof clothes are usually a good idea.


Tie your hair up (either braid it or tie it in a low bun) so it won’t get tangled.


Tours operate rain or shine. If we do cancel, we’ll make every effort to contact you to reschedule or refund the tour.

zipline adventure

About this experience


Departs daily from The Glacier Lagoon from May to September


The whole tour takes 6 hours. Depending on the size and shape of the group, along with weather conditions.


  • Certified Glacier Guide and Professional Photographer
  • Glacier Equipment: Helmet, harness, crampons, and an ice axe
  • 10 Shot Photo Package Included (Per Person)
  • Two Zipline Jumps per person

You will need

  • Hiking Boots: Water resistant is preferred. Rentals are available under extras.
  • Waterproof Jacket & Pants: Rentals are available under extras.
  • Proper Seasonal Clothing: Warm layers for freezing or wet conditions. Warm hat and gloves.
  • Water Bottle (Recommended): You will have many spots to fill with glacier water.

Meeting Point

Ice Pick Journeys at the Glacier Lagoon Parking Lot. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your departure time.


Occasionally, we may need to adjust departure times due to weather conditions. Please check your email before your scheduled departure and provide us with a phone number so we can call or text you if there are any changes to the schedule.

Meet, greet & 4×4

As you arrive at the Glacier Lagoon parking lot (see map above), in Vatnajokull National Park, your Ice Pick Journeys guide will greet you to embark on a unique adventure. You will board a 4×4 vehicle for a captivating journey to Vatnajokull Glacier, where your guide will share the intriguing history of the surrounding area, making the scenic ride through an ancient glacier plain even more fascinating.

Glacier hike

This exclusive experience, available only through Ice Pick Journeys, will make you feel privileged and excited to be part of such a unique adventure. Embark on a 30-minute hike to the glacier’s edge, enjoying the relatively easy walk on flat, slightly rocky ground as your guide leads the way. This hike suits most fitness levels, and your guide will adjust the pace to accommodate the group. Once at the glacier, you will secure your crampons into the ice and venture onto the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, experiencing the unique sensation of hiking on ice. As you proceed, your guide will introduce you to different formations on the glacier known as moulins or deep glacial holes, all while admiring the barren landscape surrounding you.

Glacier zipline

After the exhilarating glacier hike, get ready for the highlight of the day- the heart-pounding, unforgettable zip line adventure on the glacier. Feel the rush as you make epic jumps on the zip line, savoring the feeling of being among the few to have experienced this memorable adventure. This thrilling experience will leave you exhilarated and eager for more.


Following the zip line adventure, hike back to the glacier parking lot and embark on a 30-minute drive back to the Glacier Lagoon, concluding your day with cherished memories of an extraordinary journey within Vatnajokull National Park.

Our fantastic partners, Ice Pick Journeys, operate this tour. Their website has a more detailed itinerary. The meeting point for this tour is the Glacier Lagoon Parking lot.


Have any questions or concerns about our ziplines, weight or age restrictions or something else? Feel free to drop us a line if  anything comes to mind. If it’s close to your zipline adventure a phonecall might be a better option. Tel: +354 698 8890
  • star rating  i had booked a ticket for the zipline. luckily I was the only participant.
    the 4 ziplines are all different and therefore equally challenging. the parts of the zipline and... read more

    avatar thumb femke22
    December 4, 2022
  • star rating  Very good - Both of our guides were amazing and kind. Even letting us know of some nice local places in the area. Cannot recommend enough!

    Enzo D
    November 13, 2022
  • star rating  Amazing - Amazing experience!!! A must do in Iceland. The staff is so kind and knowledgeable. Very safe and fun.

    Margarita K
    November 1, 2022
  • star rating  Unforgettable experience !!! - Despite the weather that day, we decided to go on with the tour that was a challenge for the two of us. Marsibil & Stephanie are amazing guides and made... read more

    M B
    November 1, 2022
  • star rating  Beautiful views, fun experience, great staff - Really beautiful hike and views throughout the whole experience. Most importantly it was very fun! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.

    October 19, 2022