Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

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Skaftafell
Duration:
4 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
Minimum age:
8 years old

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.

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

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Sightseeing
Ice Caving

Attractions

Vatnajökull
Hvannadalshnúkur
Skaftafell
South Coast

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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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