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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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Come join a three-hour hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, located in Skaftafell National Park. Experience the breathtaking natural scenery that has inspired dozens of filmmakers. You and your group of, at most, 12 people, will get the opportunity to explore the wilderness of the ice formations and crevasses under the guidance of a certified guide.
  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All equipment included
What to Expect
At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Skaftafell. After a 15-minute drive, you'll arrive at the tip of the Vatnajökull glacier tongue where your guide provides necessary equipment, including crampons and ice axes, and performs a safety briefing. As you hike across the ice formations and ridges of Vatnajökull glacier tongue, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland's largest and most voluminous ice cap, learn the basics of rope work and listen as your guide teaches you about the natural phenomena you experience. The area has been formed over thousands of years by volcanic eruptions and on a clear day you can see the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnjúkur. Enjoy ample time to explore the ice sculptures and gaze into deep crevasses and moulins that can reach all the way down to the bottom of the glacier. Your tour ends back at the original departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Short Drive to the Glacier Outlet
  • All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
  • Small Group (12 Participants Max)
  • Entry/Admission - Skaftafell National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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An amazing trail through the ice of this incredible glacier, accessible to all non-experienced users like us, not used to wear any crampons or take any ice ax. Although it is necessary a small trip by bus and a 20-minutes walk to start the tour, our nice guide Jessica made it
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We lucked out with an accidental private tour, just myself and my fiancé. Our wonderful guide Janet was really passionate about her job giving us insight into the glacier and the surrounding area. As there was only the two of us Janet really went above and beyond to make it
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My boyfriend and I had a blast on this Glacier hike! Even though it rained off and on during our time on the glacier and we were totally soaked by the end, we had an excellent experience! Our guide Jess was perfect. She was very sweet, personable, and full of knowledge about the
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We really enjoyed our glacier hike with troll tours - especially our guide Marzena made this excursion to one of the highlights of our iceland trip. From welcoming us, giving us all the neccessary equipment and finally driving to the starting point everything was done really
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This was a perfect way to experience the Vatnajokull glacier up close! We booked this tour in advance of our trip and had a wonderful time. The meeting location was easy to find, check in was quick and efficient and we were outfitted with the necessary safety gear before heading
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