Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
Glaciers are dangerous, full of hidden cracks and canyons, so it's important to stay in a line behind your knowledgeable guide.
Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk
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Add some excitement to your holiday and come along on an exhilarating glacier hike on top of an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This exciting tour is perfect for those travelling the south coast of Iceland and want to combine incredible landscapes with a thrilling adventure. 

A stop at Skaftafell is a must for travellers on Iceland’s south shore. It is a stunning area of amazing contrasting scenery; where enormous white glaciers are surrounded by jet black sands. Scaling one of those glaciers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed, and this tour will allow you to hike up a glacier tongue of the largest glaciers in Europe. 

You will meet your expert tour guide in the Skaftafell information centre parking lot. They will then take you on a short 15-minute drive to the glacier tongue, where you will receive all the equipment and knowledge necessary to scale the massive icecap. You’ll learn the basics of glacier hiking before heading out on the ice. 

On this tour, you will be given the unique opportunity to hike up a glacier and see firsthand it's constantly changing environment. Your expert guide will lead you through this frosty wilderness, past incredible ice formations, deep cracks and blue crevasses. Standing on top of the glacier might give you a feeling of being alone in the world, surrounded by nothing other than the blinding whiteness of the glacier.

Once you reach the icecap, you’ll get plenty of time to marvel at the surrounding landscape and take in the views. During this tour, on a clear day, you might see the magnificent Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak. 

Discover the ancient and untouched wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier surrounding areas. Book now to secure your place on this unforgettable glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajökull, Hvannadalshnúkur, Skaftafell, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
150 meters in front of Skaftafell Information Center
Included:
  • Certified Glacier Guide

  • Glacier Equipment (harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe)

  • Hiking Boots (can be rented)


What to bring:
  • Warm Clothing

  • Hiking Boots that reach over your ankles (can be rented)

  • Rain Gear


Good to know:

Tour is 3 hours in total. Around 1,5 hours on the ice.

The glacier guides are all wearing green jackets market with the name of the provider, please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure.



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