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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
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11 am Skaftafell Glacier HikeMost Popular
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
From $88.61
10 am Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
From $88.61
2 pm Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
From $88.61
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Take the worry out of embarking on a glacier hike by booking this stress-free tour, led by a certified guide and accessible to even those with no experience. Prebook your tour to ensure your preferred time slot and explore the icy wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier in Skaftafell National Park under the watchful eye of your guide who provides safety briefings and all necessary equipment.
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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Reviews (48)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Efficient Tour of Sólheimajökull

We went with a group of six straight from Keflavik airport for the 09:30 tour and would highly recommend it. Glacier isn't nearly as crowded and the views are just as beautiful. Our guide, Sarah, was extremely knowledgeable and tailored the tour for our group....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List Experience.

What can we say about a glacier hike in Iceland? It was incredible. We couldn't believe the scenery around us, it was something we will never forget. Our guide from Troll Expeditions was awesome. I have arthritis in my spine, so bending over to put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MrMarcano
Reviewed October 24, 2018
Amazing Glacier Hike

The glacier hike was a lot of fun! Great for any level. The tour guides are FANTASTIC. They were knowledgable, helpful, and great photographers;) The guides were great at gauging the level of everyone in the group and making sure everyone could succeed! The tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank WhereToNext91
Reviewed October 17, 2018
Epic Hike with Siggy!!!

Siggy was a great tour guide. Not only was he knowledgable and friendly he put safety first. Very much appreciated. One of the best guides I have ever had in my life. What an amazing hike. It was a blast!! The views were incredible and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank 590JoseC590
Reviewed September 19, 2018
Scenic glacier hike for all levels/abilities

Our party of six had a fun hike with beautiful scenery. I was hoping for a bit more climbing activity, but this hike is geared towards all levels of fitness. The gear fitting and orientation were efficient, staff were friendly and helpful. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank mjexico
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Response from Betsy J | Reviewed this property |
The tour starts at Skaftafell and not Reykjavik. Hiking boots are available for rental for a nominal fee. Troll Adventures was a great group to go with. We saw a couple of other groups out on the glacier. I was happy... More