Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 81.21 per person

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 Skaftafell Terminal 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.

  • Access to Jökulsárlón
  • Live tour guide
  • 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

    Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving direction.

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    Important information

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    • You must be at least 8 years old to participate
    • Hiking boots can be rented on site
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 281 reviews

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    This trip was by far the best experience we've had in Iceland. The guides, Pascal and Kevin, were really professional and with a good sense of humour too. We even had a bonus, namely an ice cave, which we didn't book. The hike is accessible to everyone, and if you don't have the gear needed, they have pretty much everything at the meeting point. I highly recommend Trolls Expeditions to anyone willing to get off the beaten track and try some adrenaline rush while in vacation.

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    May 5, 2022

    It was a super exciting and varied glacier tour with facts about the glacier. Our tour guide Mihai showed us great spots and gave us enough time for photos. The small group (9 people) was perfect and you felt very well looked after. We would book the tour again at any time!

    September 25, 2021

    The tour guide was really great and was able to tell us a lot about the glacier. But we would have liked a little more information about nature and the glacier / volcano. Duration and length was great! If you are looking for a real adventure hike on the glacier, you should look for a longer hike, possibly as a cave hike.

    August 25, 2021

    Product ID: 140838