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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.

Availability
Spring, Summer & Fall
Difficulty
Moderate
Duration
5 hours
Minimum age
14
Meeting Point
Skaftafell Base Camp

TourID: SKF22

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 (optional bookable extra)
€175
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From €149/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Glacier Adventure

What’s included and what to bring on this tour

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Included

  • Professional glacier guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not included

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

Tour highlights

Skaftafell
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