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 at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center. 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,

Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center

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. 

Since May 1st, 2019 the meeting point is 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. 

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

  • Certified English-speaking Glacier Guide

  • A taste of pure glacier water

  • Small group experience

  • Free Parking

  • 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.

- Since May 1st, 2019 the meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road.


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The tour was great. Our tour guide was so nice and helped us take wonderful photos of the glacier. I hope the Ice cave was a bit bigger but it was still pretty. We had a wonderful time Thank you :) 가이드가 엄청 친절해서 좋고, 4시간 안에 알차게 빙하트레킹하고 얼음동굴까지 봐서 괜찮은 것 같습니다. 다만 얼음동굴은 예쁘긴 하지만 빙하 입구쪽 작은 동굴이라 조금 아쉬웠어요. 매년 새롭게 생겨나는 동굴로 투어를 진행해서 그렇다고 하네요...! 그렇지만 어쨌든 가이드 너무 편했어서 만족합니다. 장갑도 까먹었는데 남는거 빌려주셔서 따뜻하게 잘 다녔어요 :)
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We had Helgi as our tour guide, and he was great! Very experienced and funny too. We had so much fun and felt like we were in great hands. I would recommend this to anyone! *Note: Blue caves are not as blue as you imagine. But the "crevice" is a beautiful shade of blue.
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We went on another ice cave tour with Troll and loved it so much that we decided to try this cave. It was so wonderful! We got to hike on the glacier and enter the ice cave. Besides that there were some very cool areas with really blue ice. The guides were very serious and legit. Thank you Samanta for a great tour :)
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Great tour with very cheerful and helpful guides.
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OMG! I really wanted to see an ice cave but I was unsure if I was going to make it because I was coming in October but thank God Troll Expeditions had a blue ice cave accessible on early October. It was a dream come true. Thank you so much to my guide Helgi. He was the most knowledgeable person I've met in my life. I'll show off to all my friends these awesome pictures :D
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I had such a good time on this tour! I highly recommend it!
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Going on a glacier hike has always been a dream of mine and it really was amazing for me to go on this tour! I had the best time and it is a trip I will never forget. The whole trip was just an amazing experience. Our guide made me feel really safe on the glacier and he was so much fun so he made the experience a lot better! I highly recommend this tour!
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I felt disappointed with this tour. I had walked in the same area a day before and there was nothing special. The cave is extremely small and disappointing, this was the feeling of everyone on the tour. We had to ask for a slightly larger walk to be worth the walk, which is much shorter than 4 hours. In the cave itself it does not take more than 5 or 10 minutes. This should be clearer and more explicit in the description. The photos are 100 times better than the reality. Unfortunately this was the impression given to my group of friends and the people on the tour with whom I talked.
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