From Skaftafell: Vatnajökull Glacier Explorer Tour

4.7 / 5

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From Skaftafell: Vatnajökull Glacier Explorer Tour

From $121.95 per person

Hike around the largest glacier in Europe with a knowledgeable guide who will provide you with fascinating facts along the way. Experience the cascading ice fall of Falljokul Glacier crashing down from Vatnajokull ice cap during a five-hour adventure.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • View Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe
  • Learn fascinating facts from your certified guide
  • See the ice fall of Falljokul Glacier
  • Enjoy a small group setting
Full description
Your certified guide will take you on a scenic walk, on which you will be able to appreciate the dramatic landscape carved by the glacier. Once at the tongue of the glacier, you will put crampons on, have a safety briefing, and then make your way to the real adventure. You will 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. You will have plenty of photo opportunities while you witness 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. A glacier hike should definitely be on your bucket list when visiting Iceland!
  • Certified tour guide
  • Necessary gear
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arctic Adventures Booking Hut, Skaftafell National Park. It's the gray house with the turf roof.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, head wear, gloves, a water bottle, and snacks.
  • Good hiking shoes are also recommended.
  • Waterproof clothing and hiking boots can be rented (subject to availability).
  • Minimum age for this tour is 14 years.
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4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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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!!

September 16, 2021

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

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