Vatnajökull National Park
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Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

1. Skaftafell Ice Climb and Glacier Hike

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.

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What people are saying about Vatnajökull National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Sam was an outstanding guide, who did not hold us against our delay, exuded security at all times and was responsive to every individual request. With a pinch of her great humor and her easy-going manner, she taught us everything about glaciers that you can learn in one day, including spike shoeing and climbing. The experience in a small group was really special and climbing is possible in every age group. I'm afraid of heights, but I also had a lot of fun climbing. I would have given 6 stars if that were possible. Diego also deserves praise for his active support with Sam and his confident charisma.

We had an amazing time on this tour. The extra small group was perfect and being able to drive right up to the bottom of the glacier was such a bonus! Our guide Katerina was so knowledgeable about everything to do with the glacier and the local area. She also had great suggestions for other activities and places to see that weren’t well known to tourists. We hiked quite high up on the glacier much higher than all the other groups it was really an exceptional experience and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

The glacial hike was incredible, our tour guide Joao was really fun and informative. The drive over was fast, and we got to explore both the glacier, crevasses and learnt everything about the glacier itself. Would recommend highly to anyone wanting a very memorable experience.

It’s an amazing experienxe, also very instructive. The guide was funny and helpful

Adam was a great guide. Made this experimce truly special.