Guided tour

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

From US$ 92 per person

Explore the breathtaking outlets of Europe's largest glacier on a unique small-group glacier hike in the company of an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Marvel at Skaftafell and its surrounding mountainous landscapes on a 4x4 drive
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
Full description

Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier.

At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools.

Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Jeep / suv
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 6 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • This tour may be canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, in which case you will be offered a full refund
    • Minimum shoe size to fit our crampons is size 34 EUR
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 98 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5

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    We did the 3 hour hike and really enjoyed it. I am 65 and in average shape- my son in 20s and in great shape. A bit strenuous for me but ok. Our guide stopped every so often and informed us of interesting facts which was lovely. She also helped us all at the bottom to get the crampons on and off which is a deal. Wonderful day with no rain! Beautiful blues in the glacier! I felt like I had accomplished a very cool and beautiful hike! Worthy!

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    October 2, 2021

    Fantastic guide, Franzy, was super friendly and had great facts to share about the glacier. This tour is perfect because they drive you right up to the glacier so you don't have to walk through the valley, thus spending more time actually on the glacier. All necessary gear is included, too. Group size is perfect--you don't end up waiting around for lots of people to get it together. We did the 9:00 tour and had the glacier to ourselves, so nice. Definitely book this one!!

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    September 6, 2021

    We had such an amazing time!! Katarina was so nice and informative, and did everything to make sure we had a wonderful experience. Having the smaller group was AMAZING! We saw other larger groups of people who did not seem as happy with their experience as we did. Loved it, and highly recommend this company for your adventures!!

    August 25, 2021

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