Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions

Skaftafell: Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 152.04 per person

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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.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • 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 on this guided tour in Skaftafell. 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. On a clear day, be sure to look out for Hvannadalshnúkur in the distance.

  • Glacier gear
  • Licensed guide
  • Glacier water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 558 reviews

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This was an amazing experience. Our guide read the group well, kept our pace manageable, and had lots of stories and facts to share about the glacier. The cave was a highlight, but overall just standing on a glacier, enjoying some glacier ice water, and seeing the view from up there was all well worth it. My only warning would be that I saw this listed as both "easy" and "medium" difficulty on this site and the Troll site - I would definitely say it's more on the medium side with some hard spots. Not sure if really suitable for children under 13 - I'm short, but I had plenty of difficulty with some of the stairs carved in to the glacier that we had to climb up.

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March 23, 2023

It was a pretty good experience. However going as a group with others meant we could only go as fast as the slowest members of the group. Our group had some laggards and as such we were limited in our experience. However it was fun and we all had a pleasurable time. A little on the pricey side but if Iceland was affordable even more folks would go

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March 23, 2023

So pleased that we finally got to do this. Activity was cancelled on last visit because of bad weather, Them’s the breaks!! Wrap up warm, and waterproofs are a good idea and walking boots. Experience not necessary [we have none] as guide will give good advice and keep you safe.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 166280