Guided tour

Skaftafell: Guided Glacier Hike Day Trip

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
Guided tour

Skaftafell: Guided Glacier Hike Day Trip

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 143.33 per person

Likely to sell out

Reconnect with nature on a guided day trip from Skaftafell. Gear up with safety equipment and hike across the Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest ice cap, exploring its unique ice formations.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike across the Vatnajökull ice cap with a certified glacier guide
  • 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 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 meeting point. Then, marvel at the majesty of the landscape on the short hike to the ice cap. Put on your crampons for security out on the 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 the meeting point.

  • Tour guide
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axes)
  • Free parking
  • A taste of pure glacial water
  • Small-group experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Helmet

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly with warm and waterproof clothes in layers
  •  Waterproof pants, jackets, and hiking boots are available for rent if you don't have your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 438 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
  • Organization

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Our tour was a 5-hour glacier hike (3-3.5 hours on ice). We covered quite a bit distance. The tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide (Sammie) is excellent. She covered everything PLUS a little bit more (let's keep it a secret so that it doesn't spoil your tour) ! We had a great time on the glacier.

March 26, 2023

Despite the rainy weather, our guide Lucian made it an interesting hike and showed us so many different features on the glacier. Really enjoyed the small group size. The only feedback I have for Troll Expeditions is to note in the reminder email that bathrooms are not available at the meeting spot.

March 26, 2023

We took this tour in a group of 6 people (4 of us and a couple we only met there) so it felt very much like a private tour. The hike itself was super enjoyable, our guide Kate was very friendly, explained how to use the gear patiently and personally ensured we all put everything on correctly, so we felt totally safe and in good hands. The glacier is just awesome, you cannot describe it in words and just have to go and see it yourself.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 154143