1. Iceland
  2. Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajokull Glacier: Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking

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Experience ice caving and glacier hiking at Vatnajokull glacier, departing from Skaftafell. This is a grand tour on Europe's largest glacier.
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • Visit Vatnajokull - Europe's largest glacier
  • Explore the phenomenon of an ice cave
  • Hike over an adventurous landscape of rugged ice
Full description
Your tour starts in Skaftafell before heading to the Falljökull glacier tongue. Gear up and get safety instructions from your skilled guide before setting foot on the ice. Start by hiking to the ice cave while soaking up the magnificent scenery and spend approximately 30 minutes exploring. Afterwards, hike back over the glacier through an adventurous landscape of rugged ice.

Ice caves are only accessible during winter when the temperature drops well below zero –  the water from the rivers that run underneath the glacier freezes and leaves this phenomena to explore. Each year new caves are formed in different locations.
  • Guided glacier hiking and ice caving tour
  • All necessary glacier gear needed
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Glacier Guides Booking Hut in Skaftafell National Park

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Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. You will visit one ice cave during the tour and this cave is selected based on conditions and safety
• The minimum age to take part in this tour is 10
• Please bring a warm and waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots, headwear and gloves (rental clothing and hiking boots are available)

From US$ 139.98 per person

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Arctic Adventures

Product ID: 88568