1. Iceland
  2. Vatnajökull National Park
  3. Vik

Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

Product ID: 147492
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Challenge gravity and climb up walls of ice on the amazing outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Get tips on how to walk on ice as you make your way across Europe's largest glacier in safety.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up the epic landscapes of Skaftafell National Park
  • Walk on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • Hike in the footsteps of Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
Full description
Experience what it feels like to walk on ice on a hike across the outlet glacier of Vatnajökull. Brave Europe's largest glacier to get breathtaking views of the Skaftafell area.   

Meet your guide at the visitor center to collect all the necessary safety equipment. Put on your harness, crampons, ice axe, and helmet, and jump aboard the shuttle bus for the 10-minute ride to the glacier. Get tips on how to put on and walk in your crampons, and learn the basic techniques of ice climbing.

Challenge gravity as you climb up walls of ice, and hike around the glacier. Learn how it was formed, and its fascinating history, including its recent use as a film location for movies such as Interstellar, Batman Begins, and the epic TV series Game of Thrones.
Includes
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Climbing boots
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, and ropes)
What’s Not Included
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves

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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