Small-Group 2.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience In Vatnajökull National Park - Skaftafell

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    All year, 10am, 10:30am, 2pm, 2:30pm, June 1st to September 30th, 11am, 3pm, June 15th to August 31st, 12pm, 1pm, Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Skaftafell Parking, Skaftafellsvegur, 998, Iceland,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the spectacular Svnafellsjkull glacier tongue on this family-friendly 2.5-hour glacier group tour, limited to 15 people. Your certified glacier guide will provide you with crampons and ice axes and ensure you are informed on their use before stepping onto the ice. During your tour, learn about the behavior and history of the glacier while your guide safely leads you through an icy wonderland with deep crevasses, narrow ridges, and ice sculptures. Due to its nearby location, expect to spend up to 2 full hours on the ice. This glacier walk is an easy excursion and requires no prior experience to enjoy.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Your tour will start at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell - Vatnajkull National Park, located next to the National Park Visitor Center). There you will check in, meet your guide and get geared up with proper equipment for your 2.5-hour glacier walk on Svnafellsjkull Glacier.

After a brief bus ride to the outskirts of the glacier, follow your guide on a short 5-10 minute walk to the glacier. Use the ride and hike to take in the magnificent mountain scenery - if there's a clear sky you can see the highest summit of Iceland, Hvannadalshnukur.Before you step ontothe ice, your guide will give you a safety orientation and teach you how to use the glacier gear you were provided with.

The glacier walk will take you to a wonderland of brilliantly blue and white ice, surrounded by high mountains. You will explore deep crevasses,high ice arches, glacier mills and ice sculptures, all the while learning about the dynamic behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.

After spending 1.5-2 hours on the ice, you will head back to the mini-bus and transport to the base where your tour will be concluded.


Guided glacier hike on an outlet glacier of Vatnajkull

All necessary glacier gear

Certified glacier guide



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Skaftafell

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 8 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring warm clothing, rain gear, gloves, and hiking boots

Boots and rain gear can be rented on location

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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