Join us on this adventurous glacier hike on Falljökull glacier. This is a long glacier hike, giving you a real in-depth experience into Icelandic glacial geology for the adventure seekers. It is a moderately difficult tour, so join us if you are up for the challenge! Your guide will meet you at our booking centre in Skaftafell National Park, where you will gear up for the adventure ahead. All necessary gear for the glacier hike is included in the tour price, but make sure to bring weather-appropriate outer clothing and sturdy hiking boots. Take a short 20-minute drive to our outlet glacier Falljökull where you will start a scenic hike towards the glacier. On the small hike, you will see breathtaking landscapes, and you might catch a glimpse of Mt. Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland's highest peak. You will be walking towards the impressive Vatnajökull glacier, Europes largest glacier. Soon we will arrive at the Falljökull glacier tongue, and our highly qualified and friendly guide will teach you how to take a walk on the ice.
You will experience a fantastic array of different shapes in the ice, and you can expect to see crevasses, moulins and smaller rivers running over the face of the glacier. Bring your camera along for this breathtaking experience. This is a long, exploring hike so we will get the chance to walk to the magnificent icefalls higher up in the glacier. In the icefalls the ancient ice breaks up in many crevasses as it moves faster than the rest of the glacier towards the valley and can't contain a smooth surface, meaning all kinds of chaotic and ever-changing views of the white and blue ice.
Please note that this tour departs from Skaftafell, which is about a 4-5 hour drive from Reykjavík. The closest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Höfn.
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All day trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.