Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell National Park: Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 82.34 per person

Follow the footsteps of James Bond and hike across the Vatnajökull glacier. Get back to nature on a hike with an English-speaking guide in the dramatic wilderness of Skaftafell National Park.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Hike on the stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • See the epic mountains of Skaftafell National Park
  • Get views of one of Europe's largest glaciers at Vatnajökull
Full description

Discover what it feels like to walk on impacted ice on an amazing hike across the outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Get breathtaking views of the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell National Park in the epic wilderness of Iceland. Meet your guide at the meeting point to pick up your crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets. Then, drive by bus to the start of your hike and put on your crampons and steel frames tied to your hiking boots for the amazing adventure ahead. Spend around 60 to 90 minutes on the ice to see crevasses and deep cracks on the surface. Learn about the vertical shafts known as moulins, formed when melting water finds its way into the fissures and cracks.

Look into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice in the winter. Learn the history of the glacier from your English-speaking guide.

  • Access to Jökulsárlón
  • Live tour guide
  • Crampons
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You must be at least 8 years old to participate
    • Hiking boots can be rented on site
    • Driving time from Reykjavík to Skaftafell is around 4.5 hours
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 332 reviews

    Review summary

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    Great experience and definitely one of our best days in Iceland. Our guide (Anna) was awesome and same for every member of the staff that helped us to prepare. Totally recommended. Keep in mind you re supposed to be there half an hour earlier (at 9) to prepare for the tour

    June 14, 2022

    Our guide, Ari, was super friendly, patient, and funny. We spent a significant amount of time on the glacier and climbing through its crevasses. The experience exceeded our expectations. Ari provided plenty of time and different scenes for cool photo ops. We received numerous emails prior to the hike about the meeting location being changed; then, one day before the hike we didn’t see the latest email which had a completely different meeting location 15 minutes away from the other location, so we were almost late. Make sure to allow yourselves 15-20 minutes beforehand to get your gear. Be prepared for a lot of walking, including 15-20 min to get to and from the base of the glacier.

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    June 9, 2022

    This trip was by far the best experience we've had in Iceland. The guides, Pascal and Kevin, were really professional and with a good sense of humour too. We even had a bonus, namely an ice cave, which we didn't book. The hike is accessible to everyone, and if you don't have the gear needed, they have pretty much everything at the meeting point. I highly recommend Trolls Expeditions to anyone willing to get off the beaten track and try some adrenaline rush while in vacation.

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    May 5, 2022

    Product ID: 140838