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Glacier Wonders Glacier Hiking Trip from Skaftafell

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Hike out into the rugged, untouched Icelandic wilderness on this trip to the Falljökull glacier from Skaftafell. Put on glacier gear and make your way up icy slopes to take in amazing views and see chunks of glaciers splash into the peaceful ocean waters.
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  • Take an eco-adventure in the heart of Iceland's rugged wilderness
  • Go for a hike on the Falljökull glacier
  • Let yourself be amazed by the unforgettable and peaceful landscapes
  • Experience a small group tour
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To get your glacier adventure started, board one of the buses leaving from Skaftafell National Park several times a day for the short 15-minute ride to access Falljökull glacier. After arriving at the glacier tongue, strap on your crampons and start your hike into Iceland's wilderness.

As you get on the glacier, make your way up the icy but easily accessible slopes. On the way, you will see the area's unique ice formations, learn about how they were formed and how the glacier continues to change shape every day.

Then prepare to approach and watch the awe-inspiring icefall to see how the chunks of glacier ice stoically fall hundreds of meters off the mountain top below, flowing ever-so-slowly towards the ocean. Then listen to how the glacier's journey will never be completed, as global warming continues to fuel glacial melting and their slow retreat.

Take your chance to explore the peaceful Icelandic scenery and get up close with the ancient ice and gain a new understanding of why these glaciers are so important to the world as a whole.
  • Glacier hike and glacier gear
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to Skaftafell

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Meeting point

The tour supplier's booking office at Skaftafell national park. Skaftafell National Park is located just off of the main ring road, on road 998. Skaftafell is approximately 4 hours east of Reykjavik and 1.5 hours west of Höfn.

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• Remember to bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, a water bottle and snacks. Good hiking shoes are also recommended. Waterproof clothing and hiking boots may be rented out (subject to availability)
• Minimum age for this tour is 8 years

From US$ 113.21 per person

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Product ID: 30308