Ice Climbing Adventure on Vatnajokull Glacier in a Small Group

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This is a moderately challenging and enjoyable adventure day trip available directly from Skaftafell National Park that brings you to the the rugged ice world of Falljokull Glacier, an outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Located in stunning environment, surrounded by mountains and with its impressive ice falls , this place is an absolute gem.

Accompanied and instructed by top guides, marvel at the impressive ice formations and blue ice as you hike and ice climb on the biggest glacier in all Europe!

This tour takes you outside our comfort zone and into crevasses and up ice walls. Go the extra mile on this tour and really explore all that this magnificent glacier has to offer by combining glacier hiking with ice climbing.

This adrenaline pumping adventure is a meet us on location tour that starts at Skaftafell Booking Center located at the parking lot of Skaftafell National Park. Please meet us there no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour start. Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavik. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Hofn. Upon arrival to Skaftafell you will meet your certified glacier guide which will provide you with all of the necessary glacier gear needed to be able to safely explore all that the glacier has to offer. You will also receive a safety briefing from your knowledgeable guide before stepping on to the ice in the search of crevasses and ice walls to climb. Please bring with you warm and waterproof clothing, head-wear, gloves, good hiking shoes, a backpack, and packed lunch.

For a true glacier adventure, go hiking and ice climbing on Vatnajokull Glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.

It is important to note that all participants need to print and complete a medical disclaimer form before arriving to Skaftafell for the tour. If you cannot print the voucher, the form must be completed upon arrival to Skaftafell so please arrive promptly.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Ice Climbing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Vatnajökull, Skaftafell, Falljökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:15

Departure location:
The meeting location for this tour is at the Glacier Guides Booking House in Skaftafell National Park (next to the Visitor Center) 30 min. prior to departure.
  • Small group guarantee

  • Guided glacier hiking and ice climbing adventure on Falljokull Glacier

  • Certified glacier guide

  • Specialized glacier and ice climbing gear

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm and Waterproof clothing, head-wear, gloves, good stiff hiking boots, a backpack, water bottle, and packed lunch

Good to know:

Warning: Jeans and other cotton fabricated clothing are not accepted. When cotton gets wet it looses its insulation capabilities, gets cold and dries slowly.


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Ice Climbing Adventure on Vatnajokull Glacier in a Small Group

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