Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

4.8 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

From US$ 204.76 per person

Challenge gravity and climb up walls of ice on the amazing outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Get tips on how to walk on ice as you make your way across Europe's largest glacier in safety.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Soak up the epic landscapes of Skaftafell National Park
  • Walk on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • Hike in the footsteps of Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
Full description

Experience what it feels like to walk on ice on a hike across the outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Brave Europe's largest glacier to get breathtaking views of the Skaftafell area. Learn how to put on and walk in your crampons and learn the basic techniques of ice climbing. Meet your guide at the Skaftafell Terminal to collect all the necessary safety equipment. Gear up with your harness, crampons, ice axe, and helmet, then jump aboard the shuttle bus for the 10-minute ride to the glacier.

Challenge gravity as you climb up walls of ice, and hike around the glacier. Learn how it was formed, and its fascinating history, including its recent use as a film location for movies such as Interstellar, Batman Begins, and the epic TV series Game of Thrones.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Vatnajökull visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Harness

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 50 reviews

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Absolutely unforgettable event! We were super lucky that we were a small group and had two such wonderful guides. Pascal and Jan guided us through the day and the ice climbing provided the necessary fun and adrenaline rush. Would we really book again and again !! Big thanks in this sense again to Pascal and Jan.

August 29, 2022

If the information in the description had been correct, it would have been all 5 stars. But when it is stated that the group consists of a maximum of 6 people and then there are a total of 17 people, that annoys me. Even if the group was divided into two sub-groups of 8 and 9 people. Then there are still more people than previously indicated. You should know that when booking. It was still really great and we all had fun.

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August 22, 2022

Our guides, Pascal and Vincenzo were above and beyond outstanding! They were professional and encouraging and patient and kind and they helped make the glacier hike and ice climb one of the best experiences we’ve ever had! We felt safe and I thought we were in the best hands with both of them as our guides.

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 147492