Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 149.60 per person

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Soak in this life-changing experience as you step inside a natural blue ice cave and walk on Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, in Skaftafell National Park.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enter a natural ice cave
  • Visit Skaftafell National Park
  • Hike up Falljokull Glacier
  • Explore Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe
Full description

Explore breathtaking ice formations and glacier mills on this guided tour in Skaftafell. Marvel at a naturally-formed, blue ice cave and learn how glaciers are formed. A professional hiking guide will take you to the base of Falljökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, and lead you up to the cave. On a clear day, be sure to look out for Hvannadalshnúkur in the distance.

  • Glacier gear
  • Licensed guide
  • Glacier water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 635 reviews

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This was an amazing experience. Our guide read the group well, kept our pace manageable, and had lots of stories and facts to share about the glacier. The cave was a highlight, but overall just standing on a glacier, enjoying some glacier ice water, and seeing the view from up there was all well worth it. My only warning would be that I saw this listed as both "easy" and "medium" difficulty on this site and the Troll site - I would definitely say it's more on the medium side with some hard spots. Not sure if really suitable for children under 13 - I'm short, but I had plenty of difficulty with some of the stairs carved in to the glacier that we had to climb up.

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March 19, 2023

It was an amazing experience being able to hike up a glacier. There were 2 tour guides and my friends and I were thankful to have gotten the cooler guide who seemed to be much more interested in making sure we were having a good time and being able to do as much as possible. Having a ton of knowledge on the glacier and enlightening us with all the facts. Would definitely recommend this tour as everyone was very engaging from the very beginning! A ton of thanks to Agustin and Martin!! You guys were awesome! :)

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March 3, 2023

One of the best experience ever! It’s just spectacular and our guide Fabian did an excellent job looking after us and taking a group where there’s not much crowd so we can take awesome photos. He was also very fun and motivating! The view itself is just so surreal! Definitely a must thing to do when in South of Iceland! If you miss it, you miss Iceland! Thanks Troll expeditions for a wonderful tour!

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February 26, 2023

Product ID: 166280