White Giant is a glacier hike tour that will take you to Hvannadalshnjúkur where you can gaze at the breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains rising above the glaciers and when you turn your head you will see a completely different view of endless black sand being caressed by the great Atlantic Ocean.
You will be provided with all the needed equipment and details of the trip and hike and its logistics will be discussed before the estimated departure to get you fully ready with this hike.
Although it doesn’t really require that you have to be in an athletic fit to join, this activity is both physically and mentally challenging and will take about 10-14 hours, so you need to be free from any illness, sickness and such. There isn’t any technical climbing involved in order to climb and reach the peak but the total elevation gain is more than 2000m that is a total walking distance of about 23 km, so we need specialized glacier equipment e.g. ropes and crampons and a thermal suit.
May 15 to August 31
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
Warm or thermal clothes, sturdy hiking shoes or boots and gloves.
All the gears needed such as crampons, ropes, ice axe and the like.
Please bear in mind that climate in Iceland can be very cold. So please wear warm or thermal clothing.