Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    W75J+R6 Hof, W75J+R6P Hof, Iceland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This unique tour gives you the opportunity to hike on an outlet glacier as well as climbing the ice walls. You will start with exploring the ice formations of the glacier and the moulins, then experience the amazing feeling of climbing a beautiful blue ice wall. For everyone, from first-timers to more experienced climbers, our expert guides will make this tour an adventure to remember. Max group size 6people.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Instant Confirmation

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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You will meet your experienced guide at Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot and from there you will be driven to the root of Svnafellsjkull, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajkull Ice cap. The glacier is a part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland, and the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnkur is easily seen from the glacier on a clear sky.

Before stepping on the ice, your guide will gear you up and provide you with the neccessary safety equippment needed for this glacier expedition and teach you how its used.
During the glacier walk you will be exploring the breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how they are formed and constantly change. You will also be able to attempt to conquer gravity when you get the chance to climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced guides who will make sure the experience will be both safe and enjoyable, giving you instructions on the technical aspects of ice climbing through a step by step approach.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe?No worries!Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

Make sure you sign up for this unforgettable experience and let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery, while getting to know Svnafellsjkull Glacier, up close and personal. Check availability now by choosing a date.


Certified Glacier Guide

All necessary glacier equipment: harness, helmet, ice axe

Hiking boots


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Minimum age is 12 years

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Oct-2022

    Beautiful location and informative glacier hike. Ice climbing was fun but also very tiring. The guides kept us safe and no one died. They will lend the equipment and shoes.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Did the 3 hour Skaftafell glacier hike with Batek. He was pro active with safety and very informative. Loved the experience

  • 31-Aug-2022

    Because I can’t leave multiple reviews for different activities I will review the all here. Let me say that all three of our tours this week were unique and amazing! Troll is friendly and organized and there is never a dumb question! In all three, we never felt pushed for time and all three guides made us feel like we were the only group they had ever taken out. That is saying a lot for these young guides who work hard in this weather every day! 1. Silfra snorkeling was amazing. Our guide, SYLVAIN was friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed. 2. Ice climbing/glacier walk at Skaftafell. This was an incredible experience. Our group was small (5 people) and our guide, NATE, was extremely excited about teaching us many details about the glacier and history. He was patient and thorough in explaining the climbing and he gave extra attention room to our teenage son who is a good land climber and was so excited to be there. We felt like friends by the end. Really great experience. 3 Katla Cave was scenery you will never see again. It was pouring rain but our guides NATALIE and Thomas were cheerful and fun. They also were so informed about not just the cave, but the whole area around it and Iceland in general. They could answer any question. We loved it Save the money and ads tours to your trip. You won’t regret it!

  • 28-Aug-2022

    My wife and I had an absolute blast on this adventure! Our guide, Martin, was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. We were a little intimidated by the idea of ice climbing, having never done it before, but Martin and his crew made us feel safe and capable. One of the highlights of the adventure was when Martin had us stand quietly on the glacier and simply appreciate the silence. We ended the experience with all the other participants at the car park where we began. As we removed all our gear and prepared to leave, we noticed that our car keys were missing. We searched all over the ground, in the car, and in the gear, we had just taken off to no avail. Martin stayed with us and insisted that he would help us find them. His crew returned to the main base while Martin remained and continued to help us look for the keys. At one point, he and my wife began hiking back over the route looking for the keys. Martin radioed all the other teams on the glacier to be on the lookout for our missing keys. Despondent, I was shocked to see a van from Troll Expeditions return to the car park. It was one of Martin's team who had found our lost keys in the bottom of the crampon bin. They had fallen off the car's bumper and into my boot which we returned to the back of the expedition van. I was so relieved and grateful to the entire Troll Expeditions team. We were able to carry on with our vacation, but we will never forget the kindness that Martin and his entire team showed us. We couldn't recommend Troll Expeditions more highly. Thank you for an incredible day!

  • 11-Aug-2022

    Had the most amazing experience while Ice climbing and exploring the glaciar Vatnajokull!! Our guide was simply the best, brought much fun and excitement for our group! Thank you Tina, for each an amazing afternoon! This is a must do while in Iceland! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!!

  • 06-Aug-2022

    Nate was an amazing guide. Extremely professional, cool and very knowledgeable ice climbing teacher. My friends and I had a blast. I’m here until august 10. Text me on WhatsApp +16479982186 This is Annie btw 😘

  • 10-Jul-2022

    We had a fabulous time with troll expedition - just super guides and help to get outfitted. Our family had desperately wanted to cancel due to low visibility and heavy rain. Our kids were super reluctant to go. In the end, we were all so glad we did - Suse and Diego were awesome and we all had a great time hiking and ice climbing despite the poor weather!! Thanks to them and the crew at the base who really worked hard to turn the kids around!!

  • 05-Jul-2022

    We did 2 activities with Troll Expeditions. We loved both activities. Concerning the Skaftafell Glacier hike & climbing, our guide Pascal was super nice, experienced and knowledgeable. A real pro and a good teacher. The activity was awesome, accessible to every level of experience, and no need to have prior climbing experience.

  • 28-Jun-2022

    It's exhilarating to pierce the ice and get higher and higher up the glacier. Our guide Pascal was a great climbing instructor. We knew safety was his to priority (he triple checked everything) and he was an encouraging teacher. Unless you're afraid of heights, please don't skip out on this!

  • 30-May-2022

    This was a great experience, one of the highlights of Iceland. Our guide, Adam, was great at picking the right spot for our small group of 6 which would match our abilities and desires - he was a good laugh too. We felt safe the whole time and were able to hike to a good spot in good time and then spend the bulk of time climbing.

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