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About Skaftafell Tours

Skaftafell is a nature reserve in southeast Iceland and a part of the greater Vatnajökull National Park. Here, you can explore numerous hiking trails that lead to spectacular waterfalls, glacial outlets and glacier lagoons. Glacier hiking is the most popular excursion in the area and is conducted on Svínafellsjökull.

1. What is the best way of travelling to Skaftafell from Reykjavik?

The best and most comfortable way to travel to Skaftafell is to rent a car or to join a tour. A taxi to Skaftafell would be very expensive as the area is about 290 km (180 mi) from Reykjavík. A ride with a bus requires frequent stops, you would have to switch buses multiple times, and stay overnight as the buses only depart once a day. 

2. How far is Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Skaftafell?

It is about 55 km (34 mi) away.

3. I want to do a glacier hike, but Skaftafell is far away from Reykjavik where I am staying. Can you help?

Yes we can. You could do a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier which is closer to Reykjavík.

4. I am going on a glacier hiking tour, what should I wear?

Warm and waterproof clothes and good hiking shoes.

5. Can I rent hiking shoes for the glacier hike?

Yes, you can.

6. Can I rent warm and waterproof clothes?

No, some operators might have rain ponchos, but nobody should visit Iceland without warm and waterproof clothes.

7. Do I need to bring my own crampons on a glacier hike?

No, all safety equipment, such as crampons and a helmet, will be provided.

8. Can I carry my ten-month-old baby in a hiking child carrier on a glacier hike.

No, for safety reasons, the minimum age limit for glacier hiking tours ranges between 8-12 years. But you could walk around the Skaftafell area carrying your child.

9. Can I take my DSLR camera on a glacier hike?

Since you’ll be hiking up a glacier, it is best you take a camera you can easily carry.

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