Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike | Small Group Tour

This unique expedition that combines both glacier hiking and ice climbing is for those who want to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Minimum Age: 12
Pick Up: Not available
Price From: ISK 18.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reviews: 2 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Certified glacier guides
✅ Falljökull (outlet glacier of Vatnajökull ice cap)
✅ Necessary safety equipment (harness, ice axe, helmet, hiking boots)
✅ Breathtaking ice formations
✅ Glacier hiking and climbing
✅ No glacier experience needed
✅ Experience nature free of worries
✅ Free parking (from May 1st, 2019)

Tour Details

Departures: 12:00
Included: Experienced guide, hiking boots & crampons, safety gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Helmet)
Bring with you: Warm clothing (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), gloves (necessary to protect your hands), & a hat.
Minimum age: 12 years

We will see you at the meeting point, 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded.

Meeting point: The meeting point will be at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road (see on google maps here). You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.

Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms.

GPS: Latitude: 64.003160 –  Longitude: -16.941613

Tour Description

This unique expedition combines both glacier hiking and ice climbing. If you want to experience one of the natural wonders of the blue ice while working out, this is the perfect adventure for you!

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

Before stepping on the ice, your guide will gear you up and provide you with the necessary safety equipment needed for this glacier expedition and teach you how it’s 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. Let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery while getting to know Falljökull Glacier, up close and personal. Check availability now by choosing a date.

2 reviews

  1. Truly once in a lifetime experience

    An experience like no other. We were a little nervous about the ice climbing part of the tour, but our guide was very professional and knowledgable. He showed us and explained the technique very well!

    Recommend this tour for everyone. 🙂

  2. Mesmerizing!

    This was the perfect tour! We started very slowly and then with the help of the guide we all felt more confident to climb on steeper areas. Trym is a great guide and I loved every part of the hike and the scenery. It is just stunning!

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