Svinafellsjokull Glacier Hiking Tour

Add an exciting twist to your vacation with a fun and easy hike across the ice cap of Svínafellsjökull glacier. Take in the stunning views of mountains and frosty landscapes on this incredible tour, perfectly suited to all who want to spice up their holiday with an icy adventure.

Svínafellsjökull is a tongue of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier and extends to the verdant area of Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Skaftafell is known for its lush flora growing between black sands and a white glacier. You'll meet your local guide at Freysnes, located at the base of the nature reserve.

From Freysnes, you'll be driven to the foot of Svínafellsjökull glacier where you will be given all necessary equipment for a safe journey, such as crampons and a helmet. The guide will brief you on all safety procedures and share with you his intimate knowledge of the glacier; its surroundings, formation, composition and the danger it faces with the changing climate.

When you are all set, you will begin your hike. The guide will lead you past the jagged ridges, blue crevices and ever-changing ice sculptures of this mighty glacier. You’ll get to experience the eerie silence of these vast, empty surroundings as you stare down a dramatic icy canyon of a glacier moulin.

Svínafellsjökull and Skaftafell Nature Reserve are a part of Vatnajökull National Park, the largest protected area in Europe and believed by many to be Iceland's most beautiful area. On your hike, you’ll get a fantastic view of the park, the mountain peaks and the glistening blue glacier stretch that surrounds you. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore Europe's largest glacier. Book now to secure your spot on this unforgettable glacier hike. Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajokull, Skaftafell, Svínafellsjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:30, 14:00

Departure location:
Freysnes
Included:
  • Expert glacier guide (local)

  • Necessary equipment such as crampons and a helmet

  • Pickup and drop off from Freysnes

  • Transport from Reykjavík

  • Meals and refreshments


What to bring:
  • Good shoes (hiking boots if you have them)

  • Warm and waterproof clothes.

  • Thin hat and gloves

  • Camera (optional)



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