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Skaftafell: Vatnajökull Glacier Explorer Tour

1. Skaftafell: Vatnajökull Glacier Explorer Tour

Take a tour with a certified guide of the Vatnajökull Glacier — the largest in Europe. Head with your group to the ice fall, a scenic and exhilarating walk that requires crampons and a safety briefing. Along the way enjoy artful ice sculptures formed by nature. Your certified guide will take you on a scenic walk, during which you can appreciate the dramatic landscape carved by the glacier. Once at the tongue of the glacier, put crampons on, have a safety briefing, and then make your way to the real adventure. Head up towards the incredible ice fall (from which Falljokull derives its name), where you will soon be exploring a dramatic terrain, full of frozen ice formations and ice sculptures. Get plenty of photo opportunities while witnessing the rugged and majestic ice fall. Your guide will explain how the glacier was formed and how it keeps changing its shape day after day.

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What people are saying about Fláajökull

A great tour and a great guide (Erik). As promised, we didn't stop every 5 meters in the valley to take supposedly great pictures. Erik promised us from the start to take us to the best views of and into the glacier. So we quickly passed all the other groups up into the exciting rugged area of the glacier and were able to see a lot there, explore the glacier and enjoy the time there while the other groups were still taking photos at the foot of the glacier. Put on waterproof pants, sturdy hiking shoes (ice spikes for the shoes were available on site), a light sweater and a water-repellent jacket. Also thin gloves. When climbing the glacier, you will quickly get super warm, which is why it is not advisable to wear too thick clothing.

we are very happy for this splendid experience , we lived really a day in contact with nature on the glacial, the guide Stephan and his collegue of Ice artic company are very friendly and professional. The escursion during 5 hours are quiete sufficient to have a real experience in the glacial. Stefano e Natalia .. we are waiting also the photos of the group take from our super guides wait us we’ll come back in winter

This was just an absolutely epic experience, our guide Ollie was professional, funny, super informative, and really went out of his way to show us the glacier and some of its most interesting features. We spent a lot of time on the ice and kept climbing higher and higher. I would definitely recommend this!!

The 5.5 hrs glacier hike at Vatnajokull was a great experience. Barbara (our guide) was great, always aware of everyone’s safety. She was very knowledgeable with everything about the glaciers.

Nice and informative hike. Our guide Ollie was wonderful!!!