Enchanting 3.5-Hour Glacier Hiking and Ice Caving Tour in Vatnajokull Starting from Skaftafell

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Skaftafell, Iceland
3,5 hours
Oct. - Apr.
Minimum age
10 years old


Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting world of glaciers and ice caves on this unbeatable 3.5-hour tour from Skaftafell. This excursion is perfect for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers eager to discover the stunning icy wonders within Vatnajokull National Park.

Today's adventure takes you into a world like no other. You'll hike on a glacier, uncovering the mesmerizing features of its surface, and venture into naturally forming ice caves that will leave you in awe.

Your journey begins when you meet with your glacier guide in the picturesque Skaftafell region of Vatnajokull National Park. Here, you'll receive the necessary gear, including ice axes, ice spikes, and helmets, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the experience.

Once equipped, your guide will lead you onto the glacier's expanse, enlightening you about the fascinating formation of these icy marvels. Feel the crunch of ice under your feet as you walk across the vast white blanket and enjoy the superb vistas surrounding you. 

Soon, you'll arrive at an ice cave to enjoy its otherworldly beauty. Ensure your camera is ready to capture this fascinating environment's surreal formations and vibrant colors. The vivid blue ice hue and serene ambiance within the cave will leave a lasting impression.

After exploring the cave, you'll return to the glacier's surface, where your guide will navigate you through the ever-evolving glacial landscape, complete with mesmerizing crevasses. The journey finishes with a breathtaking vista of the lowland, featuring a sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

The ice caves are a natural wonder, and their conditions vary with the weather. Your safety is the top concern, and in certain circumstances, tours may be canceled at short notice due to weather-related issues or safety considerations. Rest assured, every effort will be made to provide you with an alternative excursion when weather permits.

With a group size of up to 12 per guide, this intimate experience offers two hours on the ice, making it accessible to various visitors. It's suitable for those with a decent fitness level who are comfortable walking on different terrain.

This incredible journey is available from October to April and lasts approximately 3.5 hours from start to finish, making it a perfect addition to your Iceland adventure. The minimum age requirement is ten years, and the minimum shoe size is 34 (European) or 2.5 (U.S.). 

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the true magic of Iceland's glaciers on this spectacular 3.5-hour glacier hiking and ice-caving tour from Skaftafell. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Glacier gear and safety equipment


Glacier Hiking
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm clothing
Rain gear
Hiking boots
Energy bars

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You can rent boots and rain gear if needed.

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