Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 105.60 per person

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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.

  • Live guide
  • Glacier hike equipment
  • Hiking boots (available to rent)
  • Hiking clothes
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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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 583 reviews

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Great hike on a glacier! We did it in the morning so with the sunrise as a bonus! Our guide was very friendly and caring. We felt safe the whole way. The hike is very accessible, allows you to walk on the ice, let off steam with your ice ax and go into small crevasses! To do without hesitation!

January 29, 2023

It's a great tour and really worth it. Our guide was great, explained everything to us very well and told us a lot about the glacier. There are four stars because the tour was not canceled/postponed due to bad weather conditions. It rained all the time and there was a strong wind. Otherwise great.

November 25, 2022

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

Product ID: 140838