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Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

From US$ 150 per person

Go further into the more adventurous part of the Glacier and discover stunning ice formations. Travel through the beautiful surroundings in a modified 4x4.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the glacier of Falljökull
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area in a 4x4
Full description
Explore the glacier of Falljökull, an outlet from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Travel with your guide through the beautiful surrounding area in a modified Land Rover Defender. Climb to the base of Falljökull outlet glacier. At the edge, your guide will show you how to put on the crampons and explain the safety guidelines of hiking on a glacier. After receiving these instructions, your glacier adventure truly begins. Travel safely through the beginning part of the glacier, and then towards the less explored part of the glacier. Discover stunning ice formations in the higher part of the glacier as you are guided through parts fitting both the conditions of the glacier and the group. Be prepared to be secured in a rope and take on some light climbing or rappelling where there are no fixed routes higher up on the glacier. As you reach the highest point that is safely accessible, take a short lunch break before starting the descend from the glacier. As you reach the edge of the glacier, you will jump back into the Land Rover and drive back to the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center.
Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • 4x4 drive transfer
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell Airport) - Right outside the National Park. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour may be cancelled in case of dangerous weather and you will receive a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Great trip! My husband and I went on Saturday. Our guide was absolutely fantastic. He has a real passion for helping others enjoy nature. There is no “rappeling,” however the climb is challenging! The guide stopped at just the right times to ensure that the trip was enjoyable for all. This was the highlight of our Iceland trip. Warning- we got blisters on our feet from the crampons, so wear thick socks.

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August 2, 2021

AMAZING experience! Oddur was so knowledgeable and made the entire glacier hike interesting and adventurous! I highly recommend doing the glacier walk with Melrakki while you are in Iceland because they made the entire process so easy and seamless for us! Plus, they made sure we had the absolutely best experience we possibly could have while we were on the excursion! The glacier hike turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit to Iceland!

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July 19, 2021

It was a very special experience. Five hours on the glacier with our expert guide was a unique experience. We learned a lot about the glacier. In the small group we were able to ask questions in peace and enjoy nature. Thanks to Franziska for the great tour!

August 22, 2021

Product ID: 329556