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Exclusive 4 Hour Ice Caving & Glacier Hiking Tour with a Certified Guide & Transfer from Skaftafell
Ice caves form each year from the regular melt and freeze cycles of a glacier

Exclusive 4 Hour Ice Caving & Glacier Hiking Tour with a Certified Guide & Transfer from Skaftafell

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Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur, Öræfi, Icela
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Demanding
Languages
English
Available
Nov. - Mar.
Minimum age
None

Join the ultimate glacier adventure tour of this winter season in Iceland. On this 4-5 hour tour, you will escape the crowds by crossing one of the glacial tongues and walk onto another one, where no other tours are operated. You will hike through the rugged glacier to gorgeously blue ice cave/tunnel we call Blue Fox Cave. You can watch the video below to get an idea about the size and colour of the ice cave.

Our meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, where you will meet your glacier guide and also will be provided with all the glacier-hiking gear, harness, crampons and ice axe. After that comes a ride in our modified 4x4 Land Rover Defender truck towards the glacier. You will drive through a breathtaking area that served as a filming location for many blockbusters, such as “Batman Begins,” “Interstellar,” and the TV series “Game of Thrones.

To get to the glacier, we will have to drive over glacial moraine through rocky terrain that was previously shaped by the glacier until we get right to the foot of the glacier. Your guide will explain everything about the gear you will be using and also do a short safety briefing. After that, you are ready to hike on the glacier! You will walk on two glaciers which offer a breathtaking view of their massive icefalls. You will have to cross a glacial moraine to get onto the glacier where you will be spending most of the tour. There you will hike through more challenging terrain than our shorter hikes; we might have to use ropes to get through some more challenging areas. After exploring the glacier you will get to our Blue Fox Cave, you will learn how ice caves are created and spend enough time there to take plenty of photos.

This tour is aimed at people in decent physical shape and able to comfortably walk approximately 10 km/6 miles on uneven terrain. The tour is very weather dependent, in case of cancellations due to weather, you will, of course, get a full refund.

Included

Extra small group experience (max 6 persons).
Certified glacier guide
4x4 Drive to and from the glacier
All required glacier gear

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Hiking
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Vatnajökull
Virkisjökull
Skaftafell
Falljökull
South Coast

What to bring

Weather dependent clothing (waterproof layers can be rented on location)
Hiking boots (preferably with ankle support, can be rented on location)
Backpack with extra layers and lunch.

Good to know

Meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell airport).

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to starting time.

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