Skaftafell National Park

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  • Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

    1. Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

    Experience what it feels like to walk on ice on a hike across the outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Brave Europe's largest glacier to get breathtaking views of the Skaftafell area.    Meet your guide at the visitor center to collect all the necessary safety equipment. Put on your harness, crampons, ice axe, and helmet, and jump aboard the shuttle bus for the 10-minute ride to the glacier. Get tips on how to put on and walk in your crampons, and learn the basic techniques of ice climbing. Challenge gravity as you climb up walls of ice, and hike around the glacier. Learn how it was formed, and its fascinating history, including its recent use as a film location for movies such as Interstellar, Batman Begins, and the epic TV series Game of Thrones.

    AMAZING! Adam and Diego were great guides. Definitely the highlight of our trip. Would highly recommend and visit again!

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What people are saying about Skaftafell National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Fantastic tour! The guide was very professional and provided lots of interesting knowledge. Hiking on the glacier itself was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Breathtaking view. First time ice climbing and it was lots of fun. Definitely recomment.

Amazing! Our guide, Jan, was super nice and experienced, taught us how to experience the glacier safely and with some humor. Very happy to have done the ice climbing one, was a challenge but the view was worth it!

Very, very enjoyable. Knowledgeable guides, good equipment. The hike itself is very interesting with great views and photo opportunities. The Ice climb is most enjoyable - good safety standards. The time flew.

Fantastic time - both the climbing and the ice walk, learning about the glacier and Iceland. Highly recommended!

Incredible tour with knowledgeable guides. Amazing experience.