1. Iceland
  2. Skaftafell National Park
  3. Vik
  4. Jökulsárlón

Skaftafell: 5 Hour Glacier Hike Adventure

Product ID: 154143
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Reconnect with the natural world in the amazing wilderness area of Skaftafell. Discover what it feels like to walk on a glacier as you explore the ice formations and deep crevasses of Vatnajökull.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike across the Vatnajökull glacier
  • Get breathtaking views of Skaftafell National Park
  • Learn how glaciers are formed and hear about the impact of global warming
Full description
Enjoy a frozen adventure in the wilderness of Skaftafell National Park, and hike across a stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull in the company of an expert guide.

Get a short safety briefing and collect all the necessary equipment at the Skaftafell Visitor Center. Then, marvel at the majesty of the landscape on the short hike to the ice cap. Put on your crampons to experience what it feels like to walk on a sheet of ice!

See different formations, including deep crevasses and ice sculptures, and get panoramic views over Skaftafell National Park. Learn how glaciers are formed and hear how their future is under threat as a result of global warming. Get an introduction to more advanced stages of glacier hiking before heading back to Skaftafell Visitor Center with memories that will last a lifetime.
 
Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment: helmet, harness, crampons and ice axes
  • Free Parking
  • A taste of pure glacial water
  • Small group experience
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving direction.

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Know before you go
• Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Wear warm and waterproof clothes in layers
• Hiking boots are available to rent if you don't have your own