Step into the icy wonderland: join an unforgettable Glacier Walk in Skaftafell
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Explore a stunning outlet glacier in Skaftafell during this easy glacier walk. Marvel at this icy giant, a breathtaking outlet glacier that extends from the vast Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe. Get ready for an adventure against a backdrop of glacial ice!
About this tour
Get ready for an icy adventure! There’s nothing quite like standing on a glacier, looking out at the landscape and not seeing a single soul. This is a tour where you appreciate the natural elements and rugged beauty of Iceland; you feel one with nature. Your adventure starts with meeting your certified and experienced glacier guide in Skaftafell. Your expert guide will show you how to use the provided basic and required glacier equipment, including crampons for your shoes, a harness and an ice axe.
Once you step onto the glacier will feel as if you have been transported to another planet. As your guide leads you to walk through a sea of glacial ice sculptures, ice ridges and deep crevasses, you will see stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the power of a glacier in person.
The glacier features kilometres of white, pure ice, intertwined with blue and smoky hues in interesting shapes formed by compression. It’s a wide-open space, sitting on top of active volcanoes. You will experience whipping winds, sky-high elevations, and cold temperatures; it’s exhilarating. Your trained guide will explain aspects of the glacier and keep you safe along the way.
Skaftafell Base Camp
- All year
- Meeting Point
- Skaftafell Base Camp
Need to know
Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.
Remember to dress according to the weather. The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.
- Warm clothing
- hiking boots. You can rent a pair at the Base Camp
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Glacier gear
- Safety equipment
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Warm clothing
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
Our meeting points have no official addresses, but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.
Before we head to the glacier for the tour, we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each person's shoe size, so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us (email@example.com). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
The glacier is at the same elevation as the base and the car park. If you're comfortable at the base, you'll likely feel the same on the glacier. However, it's always a good idea to bring an extra layer just in case
All necessary equipment for the glacier walk, such as crampons, safety harness, helmet, and ice axes are provided.
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