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Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
+354 470 8300
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$148.90*
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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell
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$98.85*
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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
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$203.96*
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Small Group Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“national park” (55 reviews)
“visitor center” (44 reviews)
“glacier walk” (37 reviews)
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Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland
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+354 470 8300
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"national park"
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"visitor center"
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"food truck"
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"beautiful area"
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"natural beauty"
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"two days"
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"icelandic mountain guides"
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"stunning views"
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"glacier tongue"
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"helpful staff"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous glacier. Relax and listen to the cracking of the glacier, it’s power and beauty. Easy to access, and wasn’t too busy when we went. A must see if you are in that part of the world!

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked Ice cave and glacier hike with Extreme Iceland. It was more like an ice tunnel, and the hike is on the snow below the glacier's terminal face so it isn't physically demanding. Nice experience. Exciting drive to start of hike (great driver) and great...More

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here to do a glacier hike and some ice climbing. We had a couple hours to kill before our tour started so we opted for a short hike. We did not have Crampons with us which limited us. they do not have...More

Thank kng88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Skaftafell Glacier from above on the Glacier walk and Icecaves. We went on the 2.20pm trip and had the most amazing view of the sun setting over the lake and Glacier. The icecave was small but really cool to see and the...More

1  Thank Phil A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I come back to Iceland this will be top of my list so beautiful so drastic and stunning just blew my mind!

Thank Ablender86
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skaftafell National Park is the largest - and possibly the best - National Park in Iceland for obvious reasons. There are lots of hiking, camping, and picnic opportunities in the park. The main parking lot is free to park and there are overflow spots if...More

Thank JHChicago2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don’t have time to do any walks or hikes, this is still a beautiful place to visit. You can see Skaftafellsjokull quite clearly from the road. Walking to and back of the edge of the glacier takes about 60 minutes. You can...More

2  Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

totally worth the hike! relatively easy, a little more uphill than we expected but still a pretty easy hike. the views are so worth it. wear crampons in the winter

Thank Bianca T
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We walked to the glacier easily without a guide, on well marked trails. Grateful for crampons here, as very icy. Not at all crowded and so beautiful. We walked right onto the start of the pristine glacier and very close to the icebergs. A fun...More

1  Thank June C
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is an amazing location if you love nature, mountains, and ice. If you are not doing a tour, you can walk up to the foot of the glacier but cannot hike or climb on the glacier. Note that depending on weather, they may restrict...More

1  Thank Anish S
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Amisha K
November 16, 2017|
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Response from corkyg02 | Reviewed this property |
Watwerproof and warm shoes or boots.
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turniper
October 31, 2017|
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Response from KinGuan | Reviewed this property |
We went during summer which has no night time for us! Can hardly see sunset even at 0200! Not sure during autumn or winter. Better go as early as possible as I believe sunset very early!
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Nicole B
August 5, 2017|
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Response from janetpackard | Reviewed this property |
The glacier hike we did was one of our top experiences in Iceland. I wouldn't have missed it for anything. The hike was really fun, interesting and even a bit challenging. And you really get to see climate change as the... More
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