Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland | 5-Hour Hike

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and frozen adventure from Skaftafell National Park. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to experience a longer than usual glacier hiking tour.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Challenging / Demanding
Duration: 5 hours
Minimum Age: 12 years
Pick Up: Not available
Price From: ISK 15.700
Reviews: 1 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ 5-hour glacier hike on Falljökull glacier (outlet glacier of Vatnajökull ice cap)
✅ Breathtaking views of Skaftafell National Park
✅ Learn about intermediate techniques of glacier hiking & ice climbing
✅ Necessary safety gear is provided
✅ Ultimate ice experience
✅ Small groups (10 persons max)

Tour Details

Included: Certified glacier guide, Safety gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Carabiners, Crampons)
Minimum age: 12 years
Bring with you: Hiking boots (also available for rent), warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), gloves & hat.

Meeting point: Skaftafell Information Centre parking lot – View on Maps

Directions: When driving on road 1, make a turn on road 998 until you reach the parking lot.

GPS: Latitude: 64.015902 –  Longitude: -16.966412


Tour Description

Your adventure will begin at Skaftafell Visitor Center where you will meet your experienced, friendly and certified glacier hiking guide. They will give a short safety briefing and provide you with all of the equipment necessary for your hiking adventure, including helmets, crampons, harness, and ice axes.

After a short ride on the famous “Tröll Bus”, you’ll immerse yourself in the glacier and begin a short hike to the ice cap. Once there, your guide will give you a short lesson on how to get geared up. Once you have your crampons on it’s time to take to the ice and begin this amazing adventure.

Let majestic features of the natural world amaze you. The scenery is fantastical as you will see all the ice formations in the area: deep crevasses, pale moulins, and even ice sculptures. The further we continue exploring, the more the beautiful will get the view. Since we’re going to be so high up, we will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, that has gained fame in the last years for being the location for many films and shows.

During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.

Since this is a more demanding hike than usual, along with the basics of ice climbing you might have the chance to learn more about intermediate techniques of glacier hiking.

When this 5-hour tour is over, we head back to Skaftafell Information Centre filled with a head full of all the lessons learned in this ultimate ice experience.

1 review

  1. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER

    We met the guides by the visitor center and then were taken to the glacier and hike up for so long. the scenery is just breathtaking! words can’t describe it and the guide was so knowledgable. Thank you Oddur!

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