1. Iceland
  2. Vatnajökull National Park
  3. Vik

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour & Glacier Hike

Product ID: 166280
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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
Duration 4 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
  • Enter a natural ice cave
  • Visit Skaftafell National Park
  • Hike up Skaftafellsjökull 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 root of Svínafellsjökull, 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

Prepare for the activity

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
Please 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