Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

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Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

From US$ 138.01 per person

Soak in this life-changing experience as you step inside a natural blue ice cave and walk on Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, in Skaftafell National Park.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enter a natural ice cave
  • Visit Skaftafell National Park
  • Hike up Falljokull Glacier
  • Explore Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe
Full description
Explore breathtaking ice formations and glacier mills. Marvel at a naturally-formed, blue ice cave and learn how glaciers are formed. A professional hiking guide will take you to the base of Falljökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap and lead you up to the cave. This glacier is the highest peak of Iceland’s tallest mountain range. On a clear day, be sure to look out - you’ll see Hvannadalshnúkur in the distance.
Includes
  • Glacier gear
  • Professional guide
  • Glacier water
  • Small group experience
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded. The meeting point will be at 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. Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • Wear warm clothes as the first layer (woollen clothes) and waterproof clothing as the second layer to be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions. Gloves and a hat are highly encouraged
    • The minimum age to take part in this tour is 8 years old
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 212 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.7 / 5
    • Organization
      4.7 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.1 / 5
    • Safety
      4.9 / 5
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    We were meant to take a morning tour but had unforeseen car troubles and were afraid we would miss our tour. Ryan was so understanding and allowed us to join the afternoon tour instead. Janet was our guide and absolutely AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable about the glacier and ice caves--taking us to three ice caves during our visit as well as all over the glacier. She was so kind and helpful to my in-laws,who were on the tour with us and needed to take a few breaks throughout. She made sure it was a wonderful experience for our entire group, and she took picture after picture of us! This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Iceland-- the weather was incredible, the area was gorgeous, and it felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you, Janet and Ryan!

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    March 22, 2020

    The glacier hike was a lot of fun and was also feasible for non-professional hikers. Many tours were on the way, which was probably also due to the fact that all tours were canceled the day before due to a snowstorm. It's a shame that the toilets at the meeting point cost money. And the organization of who actually went with which guide was a bit chaotic, you felt a bit like being passed on. But our guide Stella was great :-)

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    March 3, 2020

    It was an amazing hike up the glaciers. The team provided us with crampons and ice axe for us, which makes it so much easier to hike. We wouldn’t be able to hike without a guide, so it was definitely a great experience! Also, take note that the weather changes a lot so it really affects how the ice cave looks like.

    February 27, 2020

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