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Step into the icy wonderland: join an unforgettable Glacier Walk in Skaftafell

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!

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. 

Availability
All year
Difficulty
Moderate
Duration
3.5 hours
Minimum age
10
Meeting Point
Skaftafell Base Camp

TourID: SKF21

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

Skaftafell Base Camp

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

Need to know

Please arrive 20 minutes before departure time.

Accessible to all those in good health.

Remember to dress according to the weather. The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.

We warmly welcome everyone to explore the majesty of the glacier, and although access for individuals with reduced mobility is limited, we offer private tours where our attentive guides can provide comprehensive assistance.

Requirements

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking boots. You can rent a pair at the Base Camp.
€126
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From €107/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Blue Ice Experience

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

Included

  • Experienced and qualified glacier guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • Transport Up to glacier front

Not included

  • Rain gear (optional bookable extra)
  • Hiking boots (optional bookable extra)
  • Snacks and drinks

Tour highlights

Skaftafell
South Coast
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