Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike: An Icy Adventure Awaits
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of ice climbing with our Skaftafell Glacier Adventure Tour. Set in the majestic Vatnajökull National Park, this tour combines an exhilarating glacier hike with an introduction to the thrilling sport of ice climbing, promising a unique and unforgettable experience in Iceland's icy wilderness.
Your adventure starts in Skaftafell, where you'll meet your certified glacier guide. Equipped with essential gear, including helmets, harnesses, crampons, and ice axes – all provided for your adventure – you’ll receive a comprehensive safety briefing before stepping onto the glacier. As you set off on your hike, you’ll be mesmerized by the spectacular landscape, featuring varied hues of blue ice and framed by impressive mountain peaks, including Iceland's highest peak.
Your guide will carefully select the optimal spot for ice climbing, setting up ropes for a safe and exhilarating climbing experience. With a small group size of only six participants per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalized and immersive adventure. This unique blend of glacier hiking and ice climbing offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore and engage with Iceland's stunning glacial landscapes.
Be sure to capture these unforgettable moments with your camera as you navigate the icy terrain and ascend the glistening ice walls under the guidance of your expert instructor.
- Spring, Summer & Fall
- 4.5 hours
- Minimum age
- Meeting Point
- Skaftafell Base Camp
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Skaftafell Base Camp
Need to know
Bring warm clothing, rain gear, gloves, hiking boots and a snack. Boots and rain gear can be rented on location.
- 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 tripSee full equipment list
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Glacier gear
- Safety equipment
- Rain gear (optional extra)
- Hiking boots (optional extra)
- 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 on 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.
Experience an easy glacier walk with an introduction to ice climbing on this small group day tour. You will explore the majestic landscapes of Sólheimajökull glacier, including water cauldrons, ridges, and deep crevasses, followed by a quick search for a suitable spot to rig up our gear for a short, moderately difficult introduction to ice climbing. You can expect about 3 hours on the ice with a professionally trained glacier guide.