Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures
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From US$ 125 per person

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Explore the breathtaking outlets of Europe's largest glacier on a unique small-group glacier hike in the company of an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Marvel at Skaftafell and its surrounding mountainous landscapes on a 4x4 drive
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
Full description

Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier.

At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools.

Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

  • Access to Vatnajökull
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Jeep / suv
  • Crampons
  • Photos taken by the guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • This tour may be canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, in which case you will be offered a full refund
    • Minimum shoe size to fit our crampons is size 34 EUR
    • There is free parking available at the meeting point
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 157 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
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    We had a great time in our first glacier hike! The guide was super friendly and explained how to put on the gear very well (harness and crampons). She provided a lot of information about glaciers which made the hike even more fun interesting! We had perfect summer weather which probably helped making the experience super pleasant :)

    August 16, 2022

    This tour was amazing. Got to explore the glacier at our own pace and learn a lot. We saw many of the other tours with large amounts of people and the did not look pleasant at all, it really pays off to have a small group (we were 6 people in total). Hiking, drinking glacier water (delicious!), enjoying the views... just wonderful all around. Workout-wise there is just one tough part that is the initial climb, but once those 5-10 min are done it's very relaxed; most people in reasonable shape should be able to do it. We didn't want it to end. Highly recommend!!!

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    August 8, 2022

    We had an amazing glacier hike! Our guide Oddur was the best. He was knowledgeable about the glaciers and Iceland. He did an excellent job of taking us away from the other groups so we didn’t feel crowded. It was rainy and we still had a wonderful time. It was so nice to be able to Hop in their Land Rover and go up the highway rocky road to get a little closer before we started the hike. I would highly recommend this tour!

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    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 329536