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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike provided by Troll Expeditions

Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike
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About
Join this adventure to experience all the other-worldly features of a glacier. You will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, where you'll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter a blue ice cave - a rare natural phenomenon that can almost only be found in Iceland. Certified glacier guides will tell you all about ice formations and while keeping you safe at all times during this small-group tour from Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • A glacier hike to an ice cave in Skaftafell, the hike is around 2,5 hours through amazing landscapes to reach a blue ice cave on the glacier, moderate difficulty
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • A glacier hike to an ice cave in Skaftafell, the hike is around 2,5 hours through amazing landscapes to reach a blue ice cave on the glacier, moderate difficulty
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50287P19
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free Parking
  • Certified English-speaking glacier guide
  • Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe
Exclusions
  • Hiking boots (can be rented with your guide)
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Free Parking
  • Certified English-speaking glacier guide
  • Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe
Exclusions
  • Hiking boots (can be rented with your guide)
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Popular mentions

5.0
86 reviews
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Paul M
1 contribution
Great tour, better tour guide.
Jul 2021 • Couples
While traveling for the week in Iceland we were mostly on our own, which gave us the freedom to explore without limits. I’m so glad we switched it up and decided to spend one day with a group as the Ice Climb on The glacier with Troll was outstanding.

The landscape and views were breathtaking and walking on the glacier/ in the crevasses was incredible. Ice Climbing was so cool too, we went up a 100 foot wall of ice with just axes and crampons (strapped in of course).

Hands down the best part though was our guide Sam. Her passion for the glacier and knowledge about it and the countryside/country was so cool. Her energy really brought the experience from good to great. If you book this tour I highly recommend asking for Sam.
Written August 1, 2021
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Geoffrey Lebowski
4 contributions
Deepest blue you’ll ever see - amazing
The glacier is one of the nicest things I’ve done in Iceland. The colors are deep deep blue and the textures are unlike I’ve seen before. The guide was very (!) friendly, also the Troll support staff on the phone was very helpful. If you’re fit and healthy I can highly recommend this tour.
Written November 27, 2020
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Thevengaboys
22 contributions
Blue ice cave
We had a great time thanks to our lovely guide Sam. She was so enthusiastic about the glacier and was very informative. She took us to the blueberry cave and then further up the glacier. We were very nervous to be walking on the glacier but Sam was very calm and patient making us feel at ease. Overall it was a fantastic experience and we felt safe at all times!
Written October 21, 2020
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Lawrence Pitts
Swansea, UK1 contribution
Glacier hike review with guide trym.
It was a beautiful day departing for the hike up. Very personable friendly guide that put me right at ease climbing. Only having previously used crampons on a latter tour and not for long. The glacier itself is breathtaking and fortunately had the opportunity to have a look at an ice cave too. Which really did astound.
I highly recommend if possible to hike with this guide. Lovely personality and very passionate about guiding myself and others in this beautiful area of the country.
Absolutely without fault and would highly recommend.
Written October 8, 2020
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Mikkel M
1 contribution
5/5, brilliant tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very good guide, took us rappelling and seeing the crevasses. Would definitely recommend to others regardless of skill level
Written August 26, 2020
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Momme R
Germany1 contribution
Great and unique glacier tour.
Jul 2020 • Family
Unique and fantastic trip on the glacier with our Guide Jose. Very experienced and professsionell Guide who showed us all secret spots on the glacier, luckily we had a small group only. Jose took into consideration each team members' interests and wishes whenever required. It was a pleasure for all of us to have him as our guide. Flawless organisation in every respect.

Note: Please do not forget something to drink and a small snack or so.

Price: we as a family of four think this is at the max., however we do recommend this tour.
Written July 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Felix D
8 contributions
Breathtaking Experience!
We did a wonderful tour with our guide Trym!
Weather was - typical for Iceland - permanently changing but the experience was absolutely breathtaking!
Written March 20, 2020
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ddahms11
Fond du Lac, WI13 contributions
Janet is an amazing tour guide!
Janet was an amazing guide! She made it a lot of fun and was very informative! There were amazing views from the bottom and while going through the caves. The glacier was gorgeous! Janet was super accommodating and ensured that everyone in our group was okay during the entire experience. She was amazing at taking photographs for everyone and made sure we had good ones.
Written March 15, 2020
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Francesca
Worcester, UK20 contributions
An incredible experience, thank you Franzy!
Mar 2020
We went on the four hour glacier hike and ice cave tour on 9th March 2020 with Troll Is and had the most fantastic experience with our tour guide Franzy.

We met at the clearly marked Skaftafel Terminal 30 MINS ahead of the tour as per the instructions. We received a warm reception and were given our crampons and ice picks. We then had time to pop to the facilitiesbefore heading to the minibus which was to take us to the glacier.

We received more information on our experience during the short drive to the glacier. We had a short snow walk (a great way to get close to the glacier tongue and warm up). We then stopped and Franzy showed as how to put the crampons on before checking each person's were correctly fitted. After a safety briefing we were off.

We had a well paced and incredibly beautiful hike on the glacier with Franzy. She was friendly and knowledgeable, providing interesting information about the glacier, it's history and it's bleak future.

Franzy ensured we had suffient time to stop and take photos periodically and took many photos for the couples in the group. She also ensured that we had exclusive access to the ice cave as a small group, allowing us to enjoy the cave and its beauty.

I almost forgot... Franzy actively encouraged us to try the purity of the glacier ice, which was absolutely lovely to consume.. I developed a mild addiction during my hike and I'm certain I won't taste water that pure again.

I would highly recommend the tour to anyone who wants a taste of glacier hiking with a fantastic and caring company (mainly down to our guide!).

Thank you very much, Franzy, for making our time in Iceland even more special 😊.
Written March 11, 2020
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Adrian V
Dominical, Costa Rica8 contributions
Glacier Adventure
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did the tour over the glacier, it was amazing, the view from the top of the hill, entering into an ice cave and feeding crows. Definitely a must visit whenever in the zone, Natalia took care of us, she was really funny and got the group engaged with the adventure.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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