✅ 5-hour glacier hike on Svínafellsjökull 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 (12 persons max)
Included: Certified glacier guide, Safety gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Carabiners, Crampons)
Minimum age: 12 years
Meeting point: Skaftafell Information Center (Open in Google Maps)
Bring with you: Hiking boots (also available for rent), warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), gloves & hat.
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.