Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike
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Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull, where you'll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave. This is the perfect opportunity for those travelling on the South Coast and want to spice up their Icelandic holiday.

Meet your experienced glacier guide ad the Skaftafell Visitor Centre's parking lot. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in an outlet glacier or the larger Vatnajökull. 

Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons and a helmet. Don't worry if you've never been glacier hiking before; the guide will show you the ropes. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.

Vatnajökull is not only Europe's largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change. 

The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Vatnajökull, Hvannadalshnúkur, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00, 14:00.

Troll Expeditions Skaftafell

We will see you at our meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded. 

Until April 30, 2019: The meeting point is by our marked trailer 150 meters South from Skaftafell Visitor Center. You can look up "Troll Expeditions Skaftafell" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions. See a simple map below.

From May 1st, 2019: The meeting point will be at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.

Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms. 

Included:
  • Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe

  • Certified English-speaking Glacier Guide

  • A taste of pure glacier water

  • Small group experience

  • Free parking (From May 1st, 2019)

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavík


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing (first layer)

  • Waterproof clothing (second layer)

  • Good hiking shoes (hard on the sole and tight around the ankle)

  • Gloves and a hat


Good to know:

- This tour doesn't require prior experience.

- Hiking boots should be tight around the ankle and have a hard sole. You can rent shoes during the booking process.

- Skaftafell is located around 4 hours and 30 minutes from Reykjavík 327km (203 miles). The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.

- The meeting point is by the company's trailer 150 meters South from Skaftafell Visitor Center. You need to be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the departure time of the tour.

- From May 1st, the meeting point will be at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road.



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