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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

TourID: SKF28

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

Bring warm clothing, rain gear, gloves, hiking boots and a snack. Boots and rain gear can be rented on location.

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From €180/person
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  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Skaftafell Glacier Walk and Ice Climbing

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not included

  • Rain gear (optional extra)
  • Hiking boots (optional extra)
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Tour highlights


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