Glacier Wonders Glacier Hiking Trip from Skaftafell

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Glacier Wonders Glacier Hiking Trip from Skaftafell

From US$ 81.50 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Instructor
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Glacier hike and glacier gear
  • Transportation to Skaftafell
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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A mandatory adventure

This tour is very worthwhile, super beautiful and the Moldovan guide was super nice and very attentive at all times. The only thing we did not like, is the detail of the boots. In the email or coupon it only says that you have to wear "hiking boots" BUT they have to cover your ankle, if not, they rent you some old ones for 1,000 crowns. In our group 90% had to rent them.

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August 4, 2019

Wonderful!

A very nice walk around the lower part of the glacier. Even if there wasn’t much ice because of the weather conditions (16 degrees) and the time of the year (beginning of September) I enjoyed the view and all the interrsting ‘stories’ Marika (the guide) told us. She was so funny and handy! Lovely time

September 6, 2018

Amazing, not-to-miss experience!

We took the Glacier Wonders tour. It was about 3 1/2 hours. Nearly 2 hours were spent on the glacier! We had an amazing guide (Magnus?) who not only gave important information on the glacier and surrounding area, but was very fun and personable. He made the time to speak with and relate to all the members of the group, even my 10 year old son! Don't miss this tour!!

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July 1, 2018

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