Skaftafell Tours

Skaftafell tours intimately introduce you to Skaftafell nature reserve in southeast Iceland, an area of staggering beauty, composed of whispering waterfalls, creeping glacier tongues, black desert sands and green birch forests.

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Skaftafell Tours

Skaftafell tours intimately introduce you to Skaftafell nature reserve in southeast Iceland, an area of staggering beauty, composed of whispering waterfalls, creeping glacier tongues, black desert sands and green birch forests.
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland. The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee. To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest. For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík. The opportunities are endless and you have the additional luxury of receiving discounted prices if you choose these extras as you book your self-drive. Escape having to pay more on the day and choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure! Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes. So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
7 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

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 certified glacier guide by the company's trailer 150 meters south of the Skaftafell Visitor Center. They will give you all the necessary equipment and 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 ice cap. 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 ice cap, 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.
4.8
231 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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4.8
221 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Ice Cave and Glacier Walk | Departure from Skaftafell

Get ready for an icy adventure with this ultimate winter combination. On this affordable tour, you get to explore a naturally formed ice cave and go on a glacier walk on an outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Those visiting the area and are looking to spice up their holiday should book this excursion now. Your adventure begins in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park where you will check in at the sales desk, meet your guide and get geared up with proper glacier equipment for your tour. Your guide will teach you how to use the glacier gear and give you a safety orientation. Then it's time to visit the ice cave. Water running under the glacier formed the cave that you will visit. In the winter, the water freezes over and leaves behind a glacier tunnel of deep blue ice. The cave has been made accessible by the highly trained and qualified glacier guides, and they will ensure your safety and enjoyment during your tour. In the cave, you will get enough time to get the photos you need, and your guide will be most happy to take your picture. During the stop, they will also tell you more about the formations of these ice tunnels. After exploring the ice cave, it's time to step onto the ice and start your hike. Your guide will take you on a glacier walk through a wonderland of a frozen world of seemingly bottomless crevasses, ice formations and brilliant blue colours.  During the hike, your guide will educate you about the behaviour of glaciers and how they affect the surrounding nature. After your hike, you will return back to the visitor centre at Skaftafell where you'll bid farewell to your glacier and continue with our holiday. Don't miss out on this two-for-one winter opportunity on top of an authentic glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
12 reviews

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside.  Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content.  There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few! Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people. So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
17 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you.  Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe.  Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier.  Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface.  Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur.  What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb.  After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp.  Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
All year
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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of scenery, attractions and activities around Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík and the northern town of Akureyri. Throughout your journey, you will be privy to an unimaginable level of beauty. From mountain tops to creeping glaciers to cascading waterfalls, Icelandic nature will reveal itself to you in all its glory as you explore in-depth the South Coast, with its glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, and Iceland's northern landscapes including Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall. This is a great tour opportunity for those guests looking to abandon the holiday planning stage and instead, leave it to the professionals; all you need to do is choose what you’d like to do, then follow the itinerary. Transportation and accommodation will be arranged for you beforehand, leaving you free to relax as you make your way from one beautiful site to another. With this 10-day package, you will spend two days travelling the beautiful South Coast where you can opt to participate in a glacier hike and sail among ancient icebergs. You will then cut down on travelling time and fly across the country to the town of Akureyri where you'll discover everything the great North has to offer.  If you'd like spice up your already exciting vacation package, you can choose to add extra activities to your days like horse riding, snowmobiling, whale watching, snorkelling, or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, providing you with the perfect custom holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the many joys of this 10-day summer vacation package, exploring the landscapes and attractions around Reykjavík and Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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5.0
13 reviews

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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13 Day Northern Lights Package | Guided Tours to the Ring Road & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland on this 13-day winter package that will take you around the island to the country's most famous destinations such as Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and Lake Mývatn, as well as a few hidden gems. This holiday is perfect for those who wish to discover a winter wonderland at a relaxed pace without having to worry about driving in icy conditions. After you arrive at Keflavík International Airport, your pre-organised airport transfer will deliver you to your hotel in Reykjavík. You will then have a full day to recharge after your flight and to visit one of the top spas in the world, the Blue Lagoon. Fully rested and ready for adventure, you will embark on an expertly guided 8-day minibus tour around the famous Ring Road which will also include the well-loved Golden Circle route as well as a day on the spectacular Snæfellsnes peninsula. Every evening your accommodation will be taken care of and you can choose to enrich your days with action-packed adventures that you can decide upon as you make your booking. These include horse riding, snowmobiling, glacier hiking and even the chance to enter an ice cave inside a glacier! As well as daily opportunities to search the skies for the alluring and elusive Northern Lights, there will be several opportunities to unwind in geothermal pools and hot springs. Once you have circled the island, familiarise yourself with the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík. You will have two whole days to fill with a choice of exciting activities such as a day trip up to the Highlands in a super jeep or a geothermal helicopter tour. Even if you would rather just relax in Reykjavík, this winter tour presents you with no lack of choice. Discover Iceland in all its winter glory and book this vacation package today! This is one of the most popular winter excursions available, so wrap up warm and hop on. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
13days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

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.
4.2
22 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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Full Day Glacier Hike Adventure | Departure from Skaftafell

Come along on this small-group, full day glacier hike that takes you farther onto the ice, shows you more, and gives you the opportunity to explore the glacier tongue, as well as experience one of the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world. You begin your tour twenty minutes before departure at the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. There, you will check in, meet your guide and get equipped with the necessary glacier and safety equipment. When you are ready, you may hop on to the mini-bus that will take you to the glacier. As it is only a 25-minute drive to the roots of the glacier, you'll get to spend up to 6-hours on the ice on this tour. At the glacier, your guide will run through the basic principles of glacier hiking and how to use the glacier gear you've been equipped with. You will be provided with glacier crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets.  Then it's time to explore the ice. You will hike far up the glacier tongue, higher than any other group on the ice. Your guide will safely lead you through deep crevasses and on top of high walls of ice where you have magnificent panoramic views of the glacier, the towering summits that surround it, and down to the Atlantic Ocean. During your hike, your experienced and qualified guide will provide you with numerous interesting facts about the Icelandic glaciers, about the great role they have had in shaping the Icelandic environment and the curious folklore surrounding them.  After spending roughly six hours on the ice, you will head back to your mini-bus which takes you back to Skaftafell National Reserve.  Experience the glacier to the fullest and create memories that will last you a lifetime with this small group glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland. This package is the perfect opportunity for travellers looking to avoid the hassles associated with winter-driving in a foreign country.  With this package, there is no need for advance planning as airport transfers, hotels, transportation and Blue Lagoon tickets are all included. The minibus in which you will be riding is intimate and comfortable, ensuring the most relaxing trip possible. Eleven days is more than enough time to see and indulge in the incredible landscapes of Iceland. Circling the country, this package promises a lifetime of memories, with added opportunities to hike magnificent glaciers, explore inside glassy ice caves, take an adrenaline fueled helicopter flight, go whale watching and much, much more. Thankfully, included in this package is a guided tour, meaning there will be ample opportunity to learn more about the country and gain a deeper understanding of its people, culture and history. You will also get a free day to explore Reykjavík, where you can visit the many museums, galleries and parks in this Northernmost capital in the world. You’re also promised to spend real, quality time in Iceland’s wild and untouched nature. As part of this package, you will visit the three national parks of Iceland: the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir; Vatnajökull National Park, which includes the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; and Snæfellsnes which wraps around the rocky slopes of the glacier volcano Snæfellsjökull. To make the journey even more adventurous, there is a plethora of additional excursions you can add to your holiday, and spice up your travelling days with riding, glacier hiking, whale watching, and even ice caving. Each activity comes at a special discounted price, if booked at the same time as you reserve your tour.  The icing on the cake is then that each night, you can to look out to the sky for a chance to catch a glimpse of the fluttering Northern Lights, a dazzling purple, green and red light phenomenon that occurs during the winter months.  So, sit back and appreciate Iceland’s most iconic landmarks and attractions without a drop of stress with this immersive 11-day package. Check availability by choosing a date.  
4.8
5 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of the Ring Road of Iceland

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and drive the icy roads. This package, which includes a guided bus tour, will see you hunt for the Northern Lights while taking you along the South Coast and through the Eastfjords to the wonders of Lake Mývatn, and finally completing the full Ring Road of Iceland. This excursion is perfect for adventurous travellers that want to experience the wonderland that is Iceland in winter with ease and comfort. Your journey begins with an included pickup at the airport and an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon, after which you will be transported to the capital city, Reykjavík. You will then embark on a thoroughly planned journey around the island, starting with the Golden Circle, before reaching Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the remote Eastfjords, and Akureyri town. Your journey ends back in Reykjavík where you'll spend your final night in the land of ice and fire. You can make your Ring Road adventure more exciting by adding additional activities during the booking process, such as going horse riding, glacier hiking or visiting geothermal baths or an authentic ice cave.  Each day will end with a possible display of the magnificent phenomena that is the Northern Lights—although they can never be fully guaranteed, travelling around Iceland in winter provides the best chance of spotting their incredible and colourful display. This package includes all the comforts of a winter journey and takes you to some of the most famed highlights of the island, as well as lesser-known hidden gems off the beaten track. Don’t hesitate in booking your Iceland adventure now—check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
4 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Glacier Discovery | Glacier Hike in Skaftafell Area

Witness a beautiful outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and scale its icy surface, on this thrilling half day tour. This excursion should not be missed by those who want to try the essential Icelandic experience of glacier hiking in a remote and spectacular location. This tour begins when you meet your guide and small group at the Freysnes gas station, an easy to find location on the Icelandic Ring Road, just outside the Skaftafell Nature Reserve in south-east Iceland. You’ll board you modified super jeep, and be driven fifteen minutes in Vatnajökull National Park. Where you go will depend on conditions, but if all goes according to plan, you’ll visit Falljökull, or the Falling Glacier. This tongue of Vatnajökull is little explored compared to many others in the region, guaranteeing you a more personalised experience with few crowds. It is also a little more challenging to climb, requiring a moderate level of fitness to ascend. At its base, your guide will provide you with crampons, a helmet and an ice axe to aid and protect you on your journey, give you a safety briefing, then lead you up onto the majestic feature. When you start to ascend, you’ll be left in little doubt as to why glacier hiking is one of Iceland’s most popular activities. The experience is otherworldly, with endless expanses of white and blue ice stretching in all directions, unbelievable formations such as crevasses and caverns, and spectacular views over the National Park and South Coast. This glacier hiking tour lasts over three hours, giving you plenty of time to take in the views, shoot the sites with your camera, and learn a wealth about the glaciers from your guide. Before you descend, you’ll know all about how they formed, how they changed since Iceland’s settlement, and the threats that face them in the modern era. After a thrilling excursion, you’ll be driven back to your vehicle at the gas station. Don’t miss a great opportunity to explore a glacier in south-east Iceland in summer. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.0
1 review

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Glacier Encounter | Easy Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

Walk across the glistening surface of Iceland's largest ice cap on this glacier hiking excursion of Vatnajökull. This short but exciting tour is ideal for those looking for an initial taste of hiking up a glacier, without dedicating their whole day to just one adventure. After having reached the meeting location at Freysnes gas station, close to the breathtaking Skaftafell Nature Reserve, you will greet your local glacier guide and get acquainted with the rest of the hikers. Before hitting the road you will get familiarized with our specialised glacial hiking equipment and learn of the journey ahead. Then, you will board a super jeep and begin the short, scenic drive up to the glacier. Vatnajökull is the most voluminous ice cap in Europe, as it covers more than 8% of Iceland's total landmass, boasting over 30 different outlet glaciers—including your destination, Svínafellsjökull. If you are only walking up one glacier during your Iceland travels, this should be your prime candidate. This tour caters especially to those who have never hiked a glacier before and aren't yet sure of their abilities, as the hiking route is not only brief but chosen for its smooth and accessible surface. But even though the tour is easy, you will still get fully acquainted with the power and beauty of this magnificent glacier outlet. On your hike, expect to behold cracking blue crevasses amidst ash-streaked icy surfaces, which are in constant development as the glacier breathes and crawls leisurely across the land. During your adventure, your experienced guide will tell you about the geology and history of the glacier and local area and answer all of your enquiries. You will also experience an array of exciting photo opportunities, so don't forget to pack your camera to create memories to last you a lifetime. Once you have explored the glacier and taken in the magnificent view of your surroundings, we will head back to the super jeep for the short drive back to our base. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to get to know the power of a glacier in an easy and fun way. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would like to see all Iceland has to offer, from the most famous spots to the lesser-known gems. This is the perfect tour for those who want to relax, not worry about the road, and take in all the beauty of a new country around them.  Customise the tour to your desires as you book, to create the perfect holiday for you. You can add various activities, such as horseback riding, snorkelling, and whale watching. See the daily itinerary below for details. On Day 7, you have a choice to stay in Reykjavík and relax or to jet across the country to Akureyri, the "Capital of the North," for a tour of Lake Mývatn. This tour begins with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, and continues through highlights like the Golden Circle, the south coast, Vatnajökull National Park, and Snæfellsnes peninsula. You'll also have many opportunities to hunt the Northern Lights each evening. You'll spend Day 4 ice caving, a rare treat for visitors to Iceland, only available in the deep winter. These ice caves are carefully searched out each fall by qualified glacier guides, experts who know when the ice is safe and ready to display its dazzling beauty. Each spring, they melt and disappear forever, so you must see them during this limited time.  Delve into the magic of Iceland in winter, to Reykjavík and beyond! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
26 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Grimsvotn Eruption Site | Flightseeing Tour

Take this incredible flight to Grímsvötn, Iceland's most frequently erupting volcano. With incredible views of Vatnajökull National Park, including its glaciers, hot springs and craters, this tour is not to be missed.  Your flight leaves from the scenic Skaftafell Nature Reserve and takes approximately 45 minutes, providing you with ample time to drink in the magnificence of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding area. As you fly, you will see endless expanses of ancient ice, the peaks of volcanoes and the shadows of plunging valleys. When you reach Grímsvötn, you can marvel over its impressive crater. Due to the heat of the earth beneath, it is often filled with a pool of shockingly blue water amongst the powder white snow, with steam rising from its hot springs that are stunningly visible from above. Grímsvötn is a combination of subglacial lakes beneath the surface of the ice. As fascinating as these are, especially to microbiologists and geologists, it is the shimmering surface of the glacier, and the crater of the volcano, which make this tour so spectacular. Rest assured that your experienced pilot will provide an informative commentary about these unusual features, and tell you about the most recent eruptions.  When Grímsvötn goes off, it usually does so with quite a bang. The greater 1783 Laki eruption is historically known to have changed the climate of Europe, being responsible for the deaths of 25% of Icelanders at the time. The ash cloud from the most recent eruption in 2011 rose to be nearly 20 kilometres tall, and the force of it was stronger than the notorious, plane-grounding 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Flying above a volcano with such history and immense potential power is an exhilarating experience not to be missed.  So do not hesitate, book this flight of a lifetime now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Flight Sightseeing | Landmannalaugar & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Take flight from Skaftafell by Vatnajökull glacier, right under Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll visit amazing Highland sights such as Landmannalaugar, Lakagígar and Laki craters, Eldgjá, and Langisjór Lake on this amazing aerial journey. Your flight will depart from the airport at Skaftafell, a short way from the visitor centre, at the edge of the nature reserve.  As you take off, you'll be able to see Skaftafell from above, and admire a lush green area so beautiful it was once considered its own National Park, before the creation of the much greater Vatnajökull Park. You'll continue over Skeiðarárjökull glacier tongue with a marvellous view over the ink black sands and white ice. After that, you'll fly towards the mountain Laki and over the dramatic but beautiful area of the Lakagígar craters, a 25 km long volcanic fissure known for causing the largest volcanic discharge ever witnessed.  From Lakagígar you'll fly over the colourful area of Landmannalaugar, a beautiful valley in the Icelandic highlands, and a beloved oasis of the natives. In the old days, people travelling across the highlands would stop here to rest and bathe in the hot springs that the valley takes its name from. After a spin over Landmannalaugar and the nearby Mýrdalsjökull glacier, it is time to return to Skaftafell. If the weather is good you might even see all the way to Hekla volcano. On the way back you'll fly over Eldgjá canyon. At 40 km long and nearly 300 meters in depth, this is the world's largest volcanic canyon, and home to the waterfall Ófærufoss. You'll then head to Skaftafell again, embraced by the glacial mountains of Vatnajökull. All of these places are some of the most delightful in Iceland to visit on foot. To be able to see them in all their glory from the sky is an opportunity so incredible it must be experienced to be believed. Book now for this amazing experience of the great highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Airplane Tour of Skeidararsandur Black Sands & Glacier

See Iceland’s natural wonders from above during this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as you soar over the black sands and glaciers of the East in an aeroplane. If you want the chance to see the stark beauty of this volcanic island from the air, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins in Skaftafell National Park, where you will meet up with your pilot at Skaftafell Airport and board your aircraft. Then, get ready to take flight and begin your excursion to the sky. You'll be flying over Skeiðarárjökull, a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull which is the most massive glacier in Iceland. Its meltwater gives birth to several streams that cut across the black sand plains of Skeiðarársandur. On the western edge of the glacier, meltwaters blocked by the ice of Vatnajökull have pooled into a small lake, cradled by this natural dam and stunning to look at from a bird's point of view. Skeiðarársandur is the most extensive sand plain in the world, caused by glacial meltwater pouring over the landscape and washing away any vegetation. It is haunting in its desolation, but also undeniably beautiful. Nature tries to find a way, and as the sands turn to mud and clay closest to the coast, large flocks of skua birds nest there each year during the warm summer months. It is hard to believe that all those colourful glacial rivers meandering across the dark volcanic sandy plains are not just part of an enormous abstract painting. The textures of the bluish and sometimes green, yellow or milky glacial waters twisting and swirling over deep black ash, are nothing but incredible. You'll also enjoy the tree-lined hills of Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the area near the takeoff point. It is a great favourite of hikers and campers who visit to contemplate the peaceful quiet of the glacier or meditate in the shadow of Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland's highest peak. You can also expect to see some of the scenic South Coast during takeoff and return to Skaftafell, gleaming with black cliffs and sandy beaches, seabirds circling overhead. Get going on a flight across the sweeping sands and glistening glaciers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Join this exciting flight-seeing tour to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, as well as the country's "Crown Jewel", Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon! This tour is for anyone looking for a unique way to witness some of Iceland's finest attractions, as well as add a dose of VIP adventure to the trip. To begin your adventure, you'll be flying east in a small plane from a private airfield at Skaftafell, located in the sublime Vatnajökull National Park. On the way, you'll cross glacier tongues originating from the majestic glacier, Öræfajökull.  From there, you'll fly over the colourful area of Kjós, located at the end of Morsárdalur. Here, you will have a better vantage point of  Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (2109 m [6921 ft]), which makes up part of the crater rim of Öræfajökull glacier.  Öræfajökull glacier is also a volcano and has erupted twice in history, in the years 1362 and 1727. In fact, it is the largest active volcano in the country, and both times it erupted, it poured huge amounts of tephra over Iceland, destroying the district it calls home with flooding and other devastation.  This tour offers a great view over the glacier tongues that originate from Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull, and is a must-see for enthusiastic nature lovers! From here, you'll also view Vatnajökull National Park and the beautiful glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, often considered "The Crown Jewel of Iceland".  The lagoon itself is full of floating icebergs, and you may even be able to witness them breaking away from the glacier that looms large above the water. You will also enjoy great views of can also enjoy the view of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull and Esjufjöll before heading back to the airstrip. So don't hesitate any longer! See some of the most thrilling sights in Iceland by air, as well as the country's tallest and most dramatic peak! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

Hop on this flight for a scenic 15 minute excursion over the Icelandic countryside: If you can't decide where to go, let the pilot decide! This is perfect for anyone who has simply too many locations on your wishlist: These experts can help.  You'll start by arriving at Skaftafell Airport near the nature reserve, within Vatnajökull National Park. There are plenty of beautiful sights to enjoy, and your pilot will tell you all about the landscape below and help you get the best possible photos.  Skaftafell is one of the most beloved areas of Iceland, having come back from the brink of extinction. Looking down at the lush trees, full of hiking trails that snake their way toward the glacier crawling over the landscape just above, you'd never guess that it was once an abandoned wasteland.  You might see Hvannadalshnjukur, the highest peak of Oraefajokull volcanic glacier and the tallest peak in Iceland. Or the pilot might take you inland and soar across the rocky highlands, with glacial tongues, the moody heaths ringed with moss and blooming with purple lupine during the warmer months.  On this tour, you call the shots. You get to experience Iceland from above and enjoy the tremendous scenery and contrasts between ice and fire, and during the summer between green mountains and thirsty valleys. Take this perfect opportunity if you can't make up your mind on where to go: Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view as the pilot chooses the route. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
15minutes
Available:
All year
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Sightseeing Flight over Laki Craters, Glaciers and Highlands

Join this exciting scenic flight for panoramic vistas over glaciers, lakes and volcanic craters in the Icelandic highlands! You will fly to the west of Vatnajökull National Park, over the large and ashy Skeiðarárjökull glacier, to Grænalón glacial lake. Then you'll continue west over Síðujökull glacier and finally fly over the beautiful area of Lakagígar craters. Vatnajökull National Park was established in 2008 and includes some of the most recognizable attractions, such as Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Beside Skaftafell is the Skaftafellsjökul glacier, which looks like a carpet of ice tumbling down between the mountains on its way to the sea. Lakagígar, or Laki Craters, is a 27 km long eruptive fissure consisting of 130 giant craters. The Lakagígar craters were formed by a volcanic eruption in 1783 and are the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed. It changed the landscape forever, like a battleground between the shifting, roiling pressures of the earth.  On your return, you'll fly over Súlutindar, a formation shaped by the glacier on the west side of Skeiðarárjökull glacier and then continue southeast along the edge of the glacier where you will get a panoramic view of its massive size. Súlutindar is a desolate landscape of grasslands, mostly uninhabited, and it's so easy to imagine a Viking in the Saga Age crossing the land with only an Icelandic horse as a companion.  Langisjór is a lake in the highlands, on the southwestern border of Vatnajökull glacier. It is one of the most remote in Iceland; in fact, no roads lead there, so this is one of the best ways to see it!  Come aboard and see some of the most isolated, faraway spots in Iceland from a birds-eye view. It is unforgettable! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
40minutes
Available:
All year
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Combination Flying Tour | Lakagigar Craters, ​Grimsvotn & Glaciers

Join this scenic flight over the Lakagígar crater chain to witness their spectacular beauty from above. If you want a unique and singular view of stretches of volcanic terrain, dotted with glaciers and rivers, this is the flightseeing adventure for you.   Your tour sets out from Skaftafell Airport, where you will meet your pilot guide for the day and board your aircraft. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many glacial tongues and the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur looming over the land.  As you take flight, you will witness the trees of the park that are fed by glacier streams, which have restored the land to green lushness. Its farmlands were abandoned when it became barren due to erosion, and now it is one of the most favourite spots in Iceland to enjoy the scenery.  The highlight of your flight is the Lakagígar system, centred on the volcano Grímsvötn and including the volcano Þórðarhyrna. It is one of only seven subglacial volcanoes under Vatnajokull glacier.  Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers are nearby, along with the beautiful river Tungnaá, flowing from the western edge of Vatnajökull and completing the stunning landscape.  Lakagígar's eruption in 1783 had the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed, taking place over a period of months and changing the scenery of Iceland forever. The craters are especially beautiful when viewed from above, with moss creeping over the black volcanic rock. From Lakagígar, you'll fly over the colourful valleys of Landmannalaugar in the Icelandic highlands, formed in an eruption around the year 1477. Then, you'll return to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful forested areas of Iceland, tucked beside a glacier.  This tour will also take you over to the large glacier lake/volcano Grímsvötn, where you can see the contrasts between the glacier and the hot springs. Grímsvötn is a basaltic volcano which has the highest eruption frequency of all the volcanoes in Iceland. This tour is a real combination of ice and fire.  Don't miss your chance to take flight over stunning geothermal landscapes, witnessing mountains, sand plains, rivers and glaciers from above. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
75minutes
Available:
All year
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Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you. You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members. Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West.  To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring. This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be. Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
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1 review

Duration:
8days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice Climbing Adventure Tour | Departure from Skaftafell

Come along on this thrilling tour where you'll climb the icy walls of a glacier. Get an in-depth knowledge of glaciers and ice on this excursion, perfect for both those who love ice climbing and those who have always wanted to give it a try. On this 5-hour tour, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to safely and comfortably climb the frozen glacier walls, under the direct supervision of a highly trained and qualified guide. With a maximum group size of 4 people, you are guaranteed plenty of time to test your climbing skills. This activity requires no prior experience, and the guides will make sure that you'll have a safe and memorable time on the ice. You start the day in Skaftafell National Reserve where you will check in, meet your guide and get equipped with ice climbing equipment. When you are ready, you can take a seat in the mini-bus that will drive you to the glacier, which is only in 25 minutes driving distance away.  Once you are there, your guide will teach you how to use the climbing equipment and find a climbing location suitable to your skill level. It might be a grand wall of ice or a sinkhole in the glacier that you are lowered in. In any case, your guide will find a perfect spot suitable for you.  Once at the glacier, you and the rest of the group will get plenty of time to test your ice climbing skills. During the whole tour, your guide will inform you about the glaciers in Iceland, their effect on the environment, how they were formed and the curious folklore surrounding them in Icelandic culture. They will be happy to answer all your questions about the geology, the culture, or just ice climbing in general. After everyone has had a go at climbing the ice wall, you and your group will head back to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, filled with exciting memories that will last you a lifetime. Scale an ice wall of a great glacier on this fantastic adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
5hours
14Min. age:
14
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Tour to Skaftafell from Reykjavik

Join a tour to the wild, untamed forests of Iceland, in Skaftafell National Park. You‘ll be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik and whisked away through the South coast to Skaftafell national park. Skaftafell is a true testament to the hardiness and determination of Iceland's ecology, Skaftafell was destroyed in volcanic eruptions of 1362; the manor located there was abandoned, and the area was renamed Öræfi ("Wasteland"). Over the years, the foliage slowly returned and became the stunning collection of mountains, glacial formations, waterfalls and lush, green life that you see today. Skaftafell was made part of the Vatnajökull National Park in 2008. Within the borders of the nature preserve is the largest ice cap in Europe, on Vatnajökull, which is surrounded by glaciers on three sides. From there, you can see the volcano Laki and the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, standing at 2,110 m high (6,922 ft). You will have about four hours to explore Skaftafell as you like! The imposing waterfall Svartifoss is a sight to behold, flanked by distinctive black basalt cliffs. Easy-to-follow trails show the way to Hundafoss waterfall. You can also walk right up to Skaftafell glacier, and guided tours are available for those want to go even further, for a fee. Please note that such tours might need to be booked independently in advance.  From the top of the trails here, you can also see beauty in the distance as you look out over the Kristinartindar mountain and Morsardalur valley. The trails at Skaftafell offer options for all levels of difficulty and mobility, including a disabled path to have a closer look at a nearby glacial tongue. Also on the grounds is a Visitors Centre for those who wish to learn more about the history of Skaftafell, a restaurant and a small shop whose wares include handicrafts. Don't miss out on one of the most beautiful and verdant spots in Iceland! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14hours
Available:
All year
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Skaftafell Tours

Skaftafell tours intimately introduce you to Skaftafell nature reserve in southeast Iceland, an area of staggering beauty, composed of whispering waterfalls, creeping glacier tongues, black desert sands and green birch forests.

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Skaftafell Tours

Skaftafell tours intimately introduce you to Skaftafell nature reserve in southeast Iceland, an area of staggering beauty, composed of whispering waterfalls, creeping glacier tongues, black desert sands and green birch forests.
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland. The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee. To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest. For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík. The opportunities are endless and you have the additional luxury of receiving discounted prices if you choose these extras as you book your self-drive. Escape having to pay more on the day and choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure! Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes. So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
7 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

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 certified glacier guide by the company's trailer 150 meters south of the Skaftafell Visitor Center. They will give you all the necessary equipment and 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 ice cap. 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 ice cap, 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.
4.8
231 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
3hours
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All year
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Ice Cave and Glacier Walk | Departure from Skaftafell

Get ready for an icy adventure with this ultimate winter combination. On this affordable tour, you get to explore a naturally formed ice cave and go on a glacier walk on an outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Those visiting the area and are looking to spice up their holiday should book this excursion now. Your adventure begins in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park where you will check in at the sales desk, meet your guide and get geared up with proper glacier equipment for your tour. Your guide will teach you how to use the glacier gear and give you a safety orientation. Then it's time to visit the ice cave. Water running under the glacier formed the cave that you will visit. In the winter, the water freezes over and leaves behind a glacier tunnel of deep blue ice. The cave has been made accessible by the highly trained and qualified glacier guides, and they will ensure your safety and enjoyment during your tour. In the cave, you will get enough time to get the photos you need, and your guide will be most happy to take your picture. During the stop, they will also tell you more about the formations of these ice tunnels. After exploring the ice cave, it's time to step onto the ice and start your hike. Your guide will take you on a glacier walk through a wonderland of a frozen world of seemingly bottomless crevasses, ice formations and brilliant blue colours.  During the hike, your guide will educate you about the behaviour of glaciers and how they affect the surrounding nature. After your hike, you will return back to the visitor centre at Skaftafell where you'll bid farewell to your glacier and continue with our holiday. Don't miss out on this two-for-one winter opportunity on top of an authentic glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
12 reviews

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside.  Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content.  There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few! Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people. So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
17 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing in Vatnajokull National Park

Join this adventurous combo tour of both glacier hiking and ice climbing on a majestic outlet glacier of Vatnajökull during a small-group experience within Vatnajökull National Park. If you’re looking for the ice in the land of ice and fire, this is the excursion for you.  Your adventure begins as you meet your certified glacier guides in Skaftafell, where you’ll check in and receive all the necessary gear for hiking up an ice cap, including crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe.  Once you have gone through the safety briefings, you will board a minibus with the rest of your small group of travel companions and drive to the foot of the glacier.  Then, it’s time to snap on your crampons, sharpen your axes and begin your hike. Glaciers are powerful beasts in constant formation, and experiencing them from afar can never compare to walking across their surface.  Be prepared to witness a wonderland of ice sculptures, narrow ridges and deep crevasses. Your knowledgeable guide will happily share with you the history and geology of this frozen natural marvel, as they bring you to the best viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent mountainscapes around you, including Iceland’s highest summit of Hvannadalshnúkur.  What separates this tour from other glacier walks is that your guide will lead you to sturdy ice walls or sinkholes, where you can test your skills in ice climbing. No former experience is needed, and your guide will make sure to match the wall with your skill levels, allowing everyone to have a go at the climb.  After approximately three hours of hiking and climbing on the ice, you will make your way back to the minibus and be brought back to base camp.  Don’t hesitate in securing your spot on this fantastic combo tour, walking up an ice sheet and testing your luck at ice climbing. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
All year
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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of scenery, attractions and activities around Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík and the northern town of Akureyri. Throughout your journey, you will be privy to an unimaginable level of beauty. From mountain tops to creeping glaciers to cascading waterfalls, Icelandic nature will reveal itself to you in all its glory as you explore in-depth the South Coast, with its glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, and Iceland's northern landscapes including Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall. This is a great tour opportunity for those guests looking to abandon the holiday planning stage and instead, leave it to the professionals; all you need to do is choose what you’d like to do, then follow the itinerary. Transportation and accommodation will be arranged for you beforehand, leaving you free to relax as you make your way from one beautiful site to another. With this 10-day package, you will spend two days travelling the beautiful South Coast where you can opt to participate in a glacier hike and sail among ancient icebergs. You will then cut down on travelling time and fly across the country to the town of Akureyri where you'll discover everything the great North has to offer.  If you'd like spice up your already exciting vacation package, you can choose to add extra activities to your days like horse riding, snowmobiling, whale watching, snorkelling, or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, providing you with the perfect custom holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the many joys of this 10-day summer vacation package, exploring the landscapes and attractions around Reykjavík and Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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5.0
13 reviews

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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13 Day Northern Lights Package | Guided Tours to the Ring Road & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland on this 13-day winter package that will take you around the island to the country's most famous destinations such as Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and Lake Mývatn, as well as a few hidden gems. This holiday is perfect for those who wish to discover a winter wonderland at a relaxed pace without having to worry about driving in icy conditions. After you arrive at Keflavík International Airport, your pre-organised airport transfer will deliver you to your hotel in Reykjavík. You will then have a full day to recharge after your flight and to visit one of the top spas in the world, the Blue Lagoon. Fully rested and ready for adventure, you will embark on an expertly guided 8-day minibus tour around the famous Ring Road which will also include the well-loved Golden Circle route as well as a day on the spectacular Snæfellsnes peninsula. Every evening your accommodation will be taken care of and you can choose to enrich your days with action-packed adventures that you can decide upon as you make your booking. These include horse riding, snowmobiling, glacier hiking and even the chance to enter an ice cave inside a glacier! As well as daily opportunities to search the skies for the alluring and elusive Northern Lights, there will be several opportunities to unwind in geothermal pools and hot springs. Once you have circled the island, familiarise yourself with the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík. You will have two whole days to fill with a choice of exciting activities such as a day trip up to the Highlands in a super jeep or a geothermal helicopter tour. Even if you would rather just relax in Reykjavík, this winter tour presents you with no lack of choice. Discover Iceland in all its winter glory and book this vacation package today! This is one of the most popular winter excursions available, so wrap up warm and hop on. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
13days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

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.
4.2
22 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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Full Day Glacier Hike Adventure | Departure from Skaftafell

Come along on this small-group, full day glacier hike that takes you farther onto the ice, shows you more, and gives you the opportunity to explore the glacier tongue, as well as experience one of the most spectacular glacier environment available to the general public anywhere in the world. You begin your tour twenty minutes before departure at the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. There, you will check in, meet your guide and get equipped with the necessary glacier and safety equipment. When you are ready, you may hop on to the mini-bus that will take you to the glacier. As it is only a 25-minute drive to the roots of the glacier, you'll get to spend up to 6-hours on the ice on this tour. At the glacier, your guide will run through the basic principles of glacier hiking and how to use the glacier gear you've been equipped with. You will be provided with glacier crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets.  Then it's time to explore the ice. You will hike far up the glacier tongue, higher than any other group on the ice. Your guide will safely lead you through deep crevasses and on top of high walls of ice where you have magnificent panoramic views of the glacier, the towering summits that surround it, and down to the Atlantic Ocean. During your hike, your experienced and qualified guide will provide you with numerous interesting facts about the Icelandic glaciers, about the great role they have had in shaping the Icelandic environment and the curious folklore surrounding them.  After spending roughly six hours on the ice, you will head back to your mini-bus which takes you back to Skaftafell National Reserve.  Experience the glacier to the fullest and create memories that will last you a lifetime with this small group glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland. This package is the perfect opportunity for travellers looking to avoid the hassles associated with winter-driving in a foreign country.  With this package, there is no need for advance planning as airport transfers, hotels, transportation and Blue Lagoon tickets are all included. The minibus in which you will be riding is intimate and comfortable, ensuring the most relaxing trip possible. Eleven days is more than enough time to see and indulge in the incredible landscapes of Iceland. Circling the country, this package promises a lifetime of memories, with added opportunities to hike magnificent glaciers, explore inside glassy ice caves, take an adrenaline fueled helicopter flight, go whale watching and much, much more. Thankfully, included in this package is a guided tour, meaning there will be ample opportunity to learn more about the country and gain a deeper understanding of its people, culture and history. You will also get a free day to explore Reykjavík, where you can visit the many museums, galleries and parks in this Northernmost capital in the world. You’re also promised to spend real, quality time in Iceland’s wild and untouched nature. As part of this package, you will visit the three national parks of Iceland: the UNESCO World Heritage site, Þingvellir; Vatnajökull National Park, which includes the beautiful Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; and Snæfellsnes which wraps around the rocky slopes of the glacier volcano Snæfellsjökull. To make the journey even more adventurous, there is a plethora of additional excursions you can add to your holiday, and spice up your travelling days with riding, glacier hiking, whale watching, and even ice caving. Each activity comes at a special discounted price, if booked at the same time as you reserve your tour.  The icing on the cake is then that each night, you can to look out to the sky for a chance to catch a glimpse of the fluttering Northern Lights, a dazzling purple, green and red light phenomenon that occurs during the winter months.  So, sit back and appreciate Iceland’s most iconic landmarks and attractions without a drop of stress with this immersive 11-day package. Check availability by choosing a date.  
4.8
5 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of the Ring Road of Iceland

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and drive the icy roads. This package, which includes a guided bus tour, will see you hunt for the Northern Lights while taking you along the South Coast and through the Eastfjords to the wonders of Lake Mývatn, and finally completing the full Ring Road of Iceland. This excursion is perfect for adventurous travellers that want to experience the wonderland that is Iceland in winter with ease and comfort. Your journey begins with an included pickup at the airport and an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon, after which you will be transported to the capital city, Reykjavík. You will then embark on a thoroughly planned journey around the island, starting with the Golden Circle, before reaching Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the remote Eastfjords, and Akureyri town. Your journey ends back in Reykjavík where you'll spend your final night in the land of ice and fire. You can make your Ring Road adventure more exciting by adding additional activities during the booking process, such as going horse riding, glacier hiking or visiting geothermal baths or an authentic ice cave.  Each day will end with a possible display of the magnificent phenomena that is the Northern Lights—although they can never be fully guaranteed, travelling around Iceland in winter provides the best chance of spotting their incredible and colourful display. This package includes all the comforts of a winter journey and takes you to some of the most famed highlights of the island, as well as lesser-known hidden gems off the beaten track. Don’t hesitate in booking your Iceland adventure now—check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
4 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Glacier Discovery | Glacier Hike in Skaftafell Area

Witness a beautiful outlet of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and scale its icy surface, on this thrilling half day tour. This excursion should not be missed by those who want to try the essential Icelandic experience of glacier hiking in a remote and spectacular location. This tour begins when you meet your guide and small group at the Freysnes gas station, an easy to find location on the Icelandic Ring Road, just outside the Skaftafell Nature Reserve in south-east Iceland. You’ll board you modified super jeep, and be driven fifteen minutes in Vatnajökull National Park. Where you go will depend on conditions, but if all goes according to plan, you’ll visit Falljökull, or the Falling Glacier. This tongue of Vatnajökull is little explored compared to many others in the region, guaranteeing you a more personalised experience with few crowds. It is also a little more challenging to climb, requiring a moderate level of fitness to ascend. At its base, your guide will provide you with crampons, a helmet and an ice axe to aid and protect you on your journey, give you a safety briefing, then lead you up onto the majestic feature. When you start to ascend, you’ll be left in little doubt as to why glacier hiking is one of Iceland’s most popular activities. The experience is otherworldly, with endless expanses of white and blue ice stretching in all directions, unbelievable formations such as crevasses and caverns, and spectacular views over the National Park and South Coast. This glacier hiking tour lasts over three hours, giving you plenty of time to take in the views, shoot the sites with your camera, and learn a wealth about the glaciers from your guide. Before you descend, you’ll know all about how they formed, how they changed since Iceland’s settlement, and the threats that face them in the modern era. After a thrilling excursion, you’ll be driven back to your vehicle at the gas station. Don’t miss a great opportunity to explore a glacier in south-east Iceland in summer. Check availability by choosing a date.
3.0
1 review

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Glacier Encounter | Easy Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

Walk across the glistening surface of Iceland's largest ice cap on this glacier hiking excursion of Vatnajökull. This short but exciting tour is ideal for those looking for an initial taste of hiking up a glacier, without dedicating their whole day to just one adventure. After having reached the meeting location at Freysnes gas station, close to the breathtaking Skaftafell Nature Reserve, you will greet your local glacier guide and get acquainted with the rest of the hikers. Before hitting the road you will get familiarized with our specialised glacial hiking equipment and learn of the journey ahead. Then, you will board a super jeep and begin the short, scenic drive up to the glacier. Vatnajökull is the most voluminous ice cap in Europe, as it covers more than 8% of Iceland's total landmass, boasting over 30 different outlet glaciers—including your destination, Svínafellsjökull. If you are only walking up one glacier during your Iceland travels, this should be your prime candidate. This tour caters especially to those who have never hiked a glacier before and aren't yet sure of their abilities, as the hiking route is not only brief but chosen for its smooth and accessible surface. But even though the tour is easy, you will still get fully acquainted with the power and beauty of this magnificent glacier outlet. On your hike, expect to behold cracking blue crevasses amidst ash-streaked icy surfaces, which are in constant development as the glacier breathes and crawls leisurely across the land. During your adventure, your experienced guide will tell you about the geology and history of the glacier and local area and answer all of your enquiries. You will also experience an array of exciting photo opportunities, so don't forget to pack your camera to create memories to last you a lifetime. Once you have explored the glacier and taken in the magnificent view of your surroundings, we will head back to the super jeep for the short drive back to our base. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to get to know the power of a glacier in an easy and fun way. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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8 Day Winter Wonderland | National Parks & Ice Cave

Take home unforgettable precious memories from a complete tour of Iceland, from North to South, East to West, in just eight action-packed days. This tour is for anyone who would like to see all Iceland has to offer, from the most famous spots to the lesser-known gems. This is the perfect tour for those who want to relax, not worry about the road, and take in all the beauty of a new country around them.  Customise the tour to your desires as you book, to create the perfect holiday for you. You can add various activities, such as horseback riding, snorkelling, and whale watching. See the daily itinerary below for details. On Day 7, you have a choice to stay in Reykjavík and relax or to jet across the country to Akureyri, the "Capital of the North," for a tour of Lake Mývatn. This tour begins with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon, and continues through highlights like the Golden Circle, the south coast, Vatnajökull National Park, and Snæfellsnes peninsula. You'll also have many opportunities to hunt the Northern Lights each evening. You'll spend Day 4 ice caving, a rare treat for visitors to Iceland, only available in the deep winter. These ice caves are carefully searched out each fall by qualified glacier guides, experts who know when the ice is safe and ready to display its dazzling beauty. Each spring, they melt and disappear forever, so you must see them during this limited time.  Delve into the magic of Iceland in winter, to Reykjavík and beyond! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
26 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Grimsvotn Eruption Site | Flightseeing Tour

Take this incredible flight to Grímsvötn, Iceland's most frequently erupting volcano. With incredible views of Vatnajökull National Park, including its glaciers, hot springs and craters, this tour is not to be missed.  Your flight leaves from the scenic Skaftafell Nature Reserve and takes approximately 45 minutes, providing you with ample time to drink in the magnificence of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding area. As you fly, you will see endless expanses of ancient ice, the peaks of volcanoes and the shadows of plunging valleys. When you reach Grímsvötn, you can marvel over its impressive crater. Due to the heat of the earth beneath, it is often filled with a pool of shockingly blue water amongst the powder white snow, with steam rising from its hot springs that are stunningly visible from above. Grímsvötn is a combination of subglacial lakes beneath the surface of the ice. As fascinating as these are, especially to microbiologists and geologists, it is the shimmering surface of the glacier, and the crater of the volcano, which make this tour so spectacular. Rest assured that your experienced pilot will provide an informative commentary about these unusual features, and tell you about the most recent eruptions.  When Grímsvötn goes off, it usually does so with quite a bang. The greater 1783 Laki eruption is historically known to have changed the climate of Europe, being responsible for the deaths of 25% of Icelanders at the time. The ash cloud from the most recent eruption in 2011 rose to be nearly 20 kilometres tall, and the force of it was stronger than the notorious, plane-grounding 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Flying above a volcano with such history and immense potential power is an exhilarating experience not to be missed.  So do not hesitate, book this flight of a lifetime now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Flight Sightseeing | Landmannalaugar & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Take flight from Skaftafell by Vatnajökull glacier, right under Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll visit amazing Highland sights such as Landmannalaugar, Lakagígar and Laki craters, Eldgjá, and Langisjór Lake on this amazing aerial journey. Your flight will depart from the airport at Skaftafell, a short way from the visitor centre, at the edge of the nature reserve.  As you take off, you'll be able to see Skaftafell from above, and admire a lush green area so beautiful it was once considered its own National Park, before the creation of the much greater Vatnajökull Park. You'll continue over Skeiðarárjökull glacier tongue with a marvellous view over the ink black sands and white ice. After that, you'll fly towards the mountain Laki and over the dramatic but beautiful area of the Lakagígar craters, a 25 km long volcanic fissure known for causing the largest volcanic discharge ever witnessed.  From Lakagígar you'll fly over the colourful area of Landmannalaugar, a beautiful valley in the Icelandic highlands, and a beloved oasis of the natives. In the old days, people travelling across the highlands would stop here to rest and bathe in the hot springs that the valley takes its name from. After a spin over Landmannalaugar and the nearby Mýrdalsjökull glacier, it is time to return to Skaftafell. If the weather is good you might even see all the way to Hekla volcano. On the way back you'll fly over Eldgjá canyon. At 40 km long and nearly 300 meters in depth, this is the world's largest volcanic canyon, and home to the waterfall Ófærufoss. You'll then head to Skaftafell again, embraced by the glacial mountains of Vatnajökull. All of these places are some of the most delightful in Iceland to visit on foot. To be able to see them in all their glory from the sky is an opportunity so incredible it must be experienced to be believed. Book now for this amazing experience of the great highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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