Extended Glacier Hike: Discover the Depths of Vatnajökull
Dive into an adventurous journey on one of Vatnajökull National Park's mesmerizing outlet glaciers. Our Glacier Adventure - Glacier Walk tour goes beyond the ordinary, offering a more extensive exploration of the glacier's captivating beauty.
This four-hour expedition takes place on the icy expanse extending from Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This extended Glacier Hike takes you deeper into the ice field than typical tours, led by our certified and experienced glacier guides.
Your adventure starts at our Skaftafell base, where you’ll be equipped with essential glacier gear, including an ice axe and crampons. After a crucial safety briefing, your guide will lead you onto the glacier. As you journey across the glacier, you'll encounter a stunning array of ice formations, each more awe-inspiring than the last. The glacier reveals its beauty in diverse colors – from deep blues and pristine whites to ash-covered and crystal-clear ice.
The further you venture, the more pronounced these hues become, offering a rich tapestry of glacial artistry. The panoramic views of the glacier and surrounding peaks add to the magnificence of this experience. Walking on this frozen giant, with its ever-changing landscape, is an unforgettable adventure.
Our tour, while exhilarating, prioritizes safety as you navigate through fields of crevasses and natural ice sculptures. This journey on the glacier is not just a hike; it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intimately connect with one of nature's most stunning creations.
- Spring, Summer & Fall
- 5 hours
- Minimum age
- Meeting Point
- Skaftafell Base Camp
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Skaftafell Base Camp
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.
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
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- Experienced and qualified guide
- Glacier gear
- Safety equipment
- Rain gear (you can rent it at the base camp)
- Hiking boots (you can rent a pair at the base camp)
- Warm clothing
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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.
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