Skaftafell Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

A glacier hiker drinking the glacial meltwater straight from the Svínafellsjökull ice cap.
Svínafellsjökull is a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull, which stretches into Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
The ridges of Svínafellsjökull in Skaftafell have black accents from the ash that has frozen into them.
As you ascend Svínafellsjökull, know you are exploring part of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnjökull.
Svínafellsjökull's main advantages over other glaciers is that it looks over the Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
Vatnajökull as seen from Svínafellsjökull, with a coating of clouds.
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Join this four hour glacier hiking tour on Svínafellsjökull, which part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier, starting from Skaftafell National Park.

This is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svínafellsjökull. The glacier is hemmed in by some of Iceland's most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue up to the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnúkur and Hrútsfjall.

We will traverse zones of different glacial formations where huge water cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges and other ice formations await our discovery.

Join this popular tour to go glacier hiking from Skaftafell! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Svínafellsjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00 09:30, 13:00, 13:30,

You meet us at the departure location.
Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure
  • Guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots

Good to know:

Boots and rain gear can be rented on location.


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Skaftafell Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty

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