Skaftafell: 5 Hour Glacier Hike Adventure

Skaftafell: 5 Hour Glacier Hike Adventure

From $128.80 per person

Reconnect with the natural world in the amazing wilderness area of Skaftafell. Discover what it feels like to walk on a glacier as you explore the ice formations and deep crevasses of Vatnajökull.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike across the Vatnajökull glacier
  • Get breathtaking views of Skaftafell National Park
  • Learn how glaciers are formed and hear about the impact of global warming
Full description
Enjoy a frozen adventure in the wilderness of Skaftafell Terminal, and hike across a stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull in the company of an expert guide. Get a short safety briefing and collect all the necessary equipment at the Skaftafell Terminal. Then, marvel at the majesty of the landscape on the short hike to the ice cap. Put on your crampons to experience what it feels like to walk on a sheet of ice! See different formations, including deep crevasses and ice sculptures, and get panoramic views over Skaftafell National Park. Learn how glaciers are formed and hear how their future is under threat as a result of global warming. Get an introduction to more advanced stages of glacier hiking before heading back to Skaftafell Terminal with memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons and ice axes
  • Free Parking
  • A taste of pure glacial water
  • Small group experience
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving direction.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly with warm and waterproof clothes in layers
    •  Hiking boots are available to rent if you don't have your own
    • Waterproof pants and jackets are available for rent
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 117 reviews

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    An unforgettable experience with over 3 hours of hiking across the ice. Competent and funny guides who always made you feel safe. Despite the many groups on the ice, you were alone with your own group during the hike. At most you could see other glacier tour groups in the distance. There were enough opportunities and breaks to take photos. The water bottles could be filled with glacier water on the way. It's not wrong to have a small snack with you. There was a 12 year old in our group ... the tour was no problem for her. An experience that we would repeat at any time.

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    July 19, 2021

    Definitely a unique experience in Iceland. The glacier is an ever-changing ice-scape with ridges, valleys waterfalls, and great views. If you've never had a chance to do some glacier mountaineering, this is a great place to do it. The guides are also awesome and a lot of fun to be around, which really makes the experience more enjoyable.

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    June 1, 2021

    Tour for those looking for contact with the largest glacier in Europe. We had the honor of being guests of this millenary place that left us breathless for 5 hours. José and Asy (Iceman) will involve you as much as possible, they know how to do it! Nature, everything else is noise.

    August 14, 2020

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