Glacier hike and ice climb on Vatnajokull | Medium difficulty

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This is a moderately challenging and enjoyable day trip that brings you to the the rugged ice world of the Falljokull outlet glacier of Vatnajokull.

Accompanied and instructed by top guides, marvel at the impressive ice formations and blue ice as you hike and ice climb on the glacier.

Ice climbing and glacier gear will be provided. Please bring with you warm and waterproof clothing, headwear and gloves. Good hiking boots are vital.

Please meet us at our Skaftafell booking center (grey house with turf roof), 30 minutes before the tour starts.

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

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • 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.
  • Pick-up from Skaftafell campsite, Hotel Skaftafell and Svínafell

  • Glacier Hike

  • Ice climbing and glacier gear

  • See what to bring

What to bring:
  • Warm and Waterproof clothing

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Good stiff hiking boots are vital

  • 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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