Exciting 4.5-Hour Glacier Hiking Tour from Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park

People walk up the Falljokull outlet glacier in a line, with mountains towering beside them.
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Skaftafell, Iceland
3,5 hours
Minimum age
12 years old


Don’t miss the breathtaking views on this exciting four-hour small-group glacier hiking tour from Skaftafell. Iceland is one of the best places to go if you love to hike, and avid trekkers will have the adventure of a lifetime walking on a glacier in Vatnajokull National Park.

You’ll start your excursion at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, where you’ll meet your guide and gear up. Then the group will take a short drive to the base of the Falljokull glacier to begin the hike. 

Bring snacks, lunch, water, good hiking boots, warm and waterproof clothes, and sunglasses for the tour. You can rent hiking boots at an extra cost if you don’t have any with good ankle support.

This glacier hiking tour includes the necessary equipment, like crampons, a harness, a helmet, and an ice axe. Hiking experience isn’t required to enjoy the excursion to its fullest, and your guide will show you how to use the glacier-specific gear. 

Vatnajokull National Park is on the South Coast of Iceland and is famous for its lagoons and glaciers. Vatnajokull glacier is one of Iceland’s many impressive glaciers and is the biggest in Europe. 

The Skaftafell nature reserve, where you will be hiking, is inside the national park. Your Skaftafell glacier hike will begin in a popular glacier area called the “glacier highway.”

This glacier hike in Iceland takes you beyond the most-visited parts of the glacier to the icefall. There are no designated routes in this area, but your guide will keep you safe on your expedition, and it will be well worth the effort. 

As you hike to the icefall, you’ll see some of the best nature of Iceland, including crystal clear streams, vibrant blue pools, and breathtaking ice formations. Halfway through the day, you’ll stop for lunch and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views. 

This small-group tour has a maximum of eight people, so you’ll have plenty of time to chat with your guide and ask them about the glacier, the hiking area, or any other questions. There are also plenty of photo opportunities, so have your camera ready. 

After an unforgettable hike, it’s time to head back to the vehicle. Your guide will return you to Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, where the tour ends. 

Take the opportunity to embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of glacier hiking in the stunning Vatnajokull National Park. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Small-group glacier hiking tour with an English-speaking guide
4x4 transfer to and from the glacier
Glacier gear (crampons, harness, helmet and an ice axe)


Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Hiking boots, preferably with ankle support (or rent on location)
Warm, waterproof clothing
Snacks and drinks

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