Test your rock-climbing skills on a 7-hour extreme glacier hike of Skaftafell. Walk on one of the outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Challenge yourself at the Falljökull glacier, one of the most impressive icefalls of the Vatnajökull ice cap.
What to Expect
Put your rock-climbing skills to the test on an extreme glacier hike and climb in Skaftafell. Not for the feint-hearted, if a regular glacier hike is not enough for you, then keep reading!
This is your chance to combine glacier hiking with ice climbing. The Falljökull glacier is one of the most impressive icefalls of the Vatnajökull ice cap. It has a beautiful and unique environment that is both rugged and raw, with stunning ice formations and blue ice.
As you will walk on the glacier, making your way to the icefall, you will be exploring the unbelievable landscape and get the chance to conquer gravity at some of the glacier´s many walls of ice.
You will be provided with all the tools you need: ice axes, harness, helmet, crampons, and ropes. The step-by-step approach ensures professional instruction in the form and technical aspects of ice climbing. No previous experience is necessary - only the taste for adventure! This is a safe and fun introduction to ice climbing, and will be a trip you will never forget.
- Pick-up and drop off at the Skaftafell Hotel or Svinafell camp site
- Glacier hike
- Ice climbing and glacier gear
- Packed lunch
Know Before You Go
• Please bring warm and waterproof clothing, headwear, and gloves. Good, stiff hiking boots are vital
• You must be at least 15 years old to participate in this tour