Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Please be ready 20 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour. You can look up on Google Maps Tröll Expeditions Skaftafell to find the exact location and directions or you can click here: https.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, 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.

Overview

Come join a three-hour hike up an outlet of Vatnajkull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, located in Skaftafell National Park. Experience the breathtaking natural scenery that has inspired dozens of filmmakers. You and your group of, at most, 12 people, will get the opportunity to explore the wilderness of the ice formations and crevasses under the guidance of a certified guide.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Small-group tour

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Know More about this tour

You will come on a hiking expedition to an outlet glacier on part of the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajkull, and have your mind blown away by the breathtaking views to the ice covered highest peaks of Iceland rising more than 2,000 meters (6.500 ft) over your helmet! The glacier tongues and their spectacular landscape has been scenery for dozens of movies and TV shows like James Bond, Interstellar, Batman and Game of Thrones. Follow the footsteps of Pierce Brosnan, Matt Damon and Jon Snow.

You will meet your guide at the Skaftafell Visitor Centre and he will provide you with all the equipment you need: crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. Then you will enter the troll bus and drive for about 10 minutes to the parking lot of the glacier. From there its only a 15 minutes walk to the edge of the ice where your guide will show you how to put on the crampons, steel frames which are tied to your hiking boots and make it possible for you to walk on the glacier.

You will stay 60 to 90 minutes on the ice itself and see lots of crevasses, deep cracks in the surface of the glacier, and so called moulins, often vertical shafts in the ice which are formed by melting water finding its way into fissures and cracks. In the wintertime it is often possible to peek into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice. Your guide will introduce you in detail to the history of the glacier and tell you how the ice is formed on top of the mountains.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries!

Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. 

Inclusions

Certified Glacier Guide

Short Drive to the Glacier Outlet

All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe

Small Group (12 Participants Max)

Entry/Admission - Skaftafell National Park

Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull Glacier

Entry/Admission - Vatnajokull

Exclusions

Hiking boots (available for rent)

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavk or other areas

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 8 years

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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