Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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Follow the footsteps of James Bond and hike across the Vatnajökull glacier. Get back to nature on a hike with an English-speaking guide in the dramatic wilderness of Skaftafell National Park.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hike on the stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • See the epic mountains of Skaftafell National Park
  • Get views of one of Europe's largest glaciers at Vatnajökull
Full description

Discover what it feels like to walk on impacted ice on an amazing hike across the outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Get breathtaking views of the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell National Park in the epic wilderness of Iceland. Meet your guide at the meeting point to pick up your crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets. Then, drive by bus to the start of your hike and put on your crampons and steel frames tied to your hiking boots for the amazing adventure ahead. Spend around 60 to 90 minutes on the ice to see crevasses and deep cracks on the surface. Learn about the vertical shafts known as moulins, formed when melting water finds its way into the fissures and cracks.

Look into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice in the winter. Learn the history of the glacier from your English-speaking guide.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Vatnajökull visit

    • Jökulsárlón visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Hiking pants

Know before you go

  • You must be at least 8 years old to participate
  • Hiking boots can be rented on site
  • Driving time from Reykjavík to Skaftafell is around 4.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 562 reviews

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Amazing experience hiking on a glacier! Our guide was really good and took us through our hike with great expertise. At no point did I feel unsafe or scared even though I had no experience with hiking with crampons on. She was very informative as well and her passion for the place really came through! Would highly recommend.

November 4, 2022

It was a unique and fun experience walking on a glacier. Our guide, Anna, was informative and attentive, in tune with those in our group who needed extra help. The walk itself was not difficult after we got used to walking with crampons. Definitely do the “Viking push-up” to get a taste of fresh glacier water.

October 7, 2022

We loved the experience. They give you all the necessary material (even boots if yours do not reach the ankle and without paying extra), the entire excursion is accompanied by a guide who told us things related to the island, the formation of the glaciers and some anecdotes that they made very pleasant trip. Although the excursion is 3h in total on the glacier you are approximately 1h or something more.

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September 28, 2022

Product ID: 140838