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Small-Group 2.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided hike across the Svínafellsjökull Glacier
  • Marvel at snow-covered mountains, walls of ice, and natural ice sculptures
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Small-Group 2.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park
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10:00 am departureMost Popular
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 10:00 am. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure.
From $88.25
2:00 pm departure
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 2:00 pm. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure.
From $88.25
10:30 am departure
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 10:30 am. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure.
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Overview
The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This 2.5-hour guided glacier hike ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins at the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll meet your guide in time for your chosen departure time. After a safety briefing, get suited up with crampons, ice axes, and glacial hiking gear, and travel by bus to the starting point of your hike, a short drive from the lodge.

On arrival, take the time to practice walking along the ice, before following your guide on a thrilling glacier walk. Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses, duck beneath high ice arches, and admire glacier mills and ice sculptures. Listen as your guide explains more about the region’s unique geology and how the glaciers form and change over time, and perhaps catch sight of the snow-capped Hvannadalshnukur in the distance, Iceland’s highest peak.

After around 2 hours on the ice, return to the bus for the journey back to the lodge.

Please note: This tour is best suited to participants with their own transport - travelers must provide their own transportation to and from the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge.
Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
It's an OK experience

We started the hike with all the gear on and it was an unpaved road. Our bus left us 40 min away from the actual glacier hike spot. I saw other tour buses leaving much further ahead near the glacier so that you can actually...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank josephine_26j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The highlight of our holiday

The staff were all really friendly. After having our crampons fitted to size etc we hopped in a bus and 15 minutes later were at the glacier. I'd never been to one before so wasn't really sure what it'd be like other than a huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jared G
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile
Glacial hike- fantastic

Oct 22nd my friend and I had a fantastic experience on a glacial hike. Icelandic Mountain Guide Tryggvi ( aka Trig, or Mr T or Ice Tea) was really excellent. Since this is a new activity for most (all?) of us it was a delight...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Icelandic mountain guides

I recently did the Blue Ice Experience with my mum. We were led by Maja who was absolutely fantastic. She was full of information and very helpful, went above and beyond to make sure we had a good experience. The tour had amazing views and...More

Thank Sightseer811700
Reviewed October 29, 2018
Fantastic experience for all the family.

We did the Blue Ice experience with our 13 and 9 year old sons in October. Pre-booked the 3pm tour, last of the day, and it ended up just the 4 of us with our guide so a private tour. It was an absolutely fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank petlamb17
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