Vatnajökull Glacier Crossing Daily Itinerary
- Day 1
Meet in Reykjavik. Review clothing & equipment. Evening welcome reception.
- Day 2
Early morning departure for Jokulheimar on the western edge of Vatnajökull. Start skiing in the afternoon.
- Day 3-4
Skiing towards the Grimsvötn volcano, night in tent. Arrive at Grimsvötn caldera, night at the Grimsfall Hut (based upon availability).
- Day 5
Layover day at the hut. Review glacial travel skills for the upcoming days.
- Day 6
Descend off the Grimsvötn caldera and change our course towards Hermannaskaro Pass.
- Day 7
Continue towards Hermannaskaro Pass and assess weather for possible descent of the Breioamerkurjökull Glacier or ascent towards the Öræfajökull caldera.
- Day 8
Descend the Breioamerkurjökull Glacier with it's surrounding peaks and nunatuks, or, make our way to the base of Hvanndalshnjúkur.
- Day 9
Final descent of the Breioamerkurjökull Glacier or ascent attempt of Hvanndalshnjúkur followed by the descent off the Öræfajökull caldera. Night spent in guesthouse accommodations near Skaftafell Park.
- Day 10
Return to Reykjavik.
- Day 11
End of expedition.