Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

From US$ 125 per person

Explore the breathtaking outlets of Europe's largest glacier on a unique small-group glacier hike in the company of an expert guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Marvel at Skaftafell and its surrounding mountainous landscapes on a 4x4 drive
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
Full description

Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier.

At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools.

Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

  • Certified English-speaking guide
  • 4x4 drive
  • Free parking
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour may be canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, in which case you will be offered a full refund
  • Minimum shoe size to fit our crampons is size 34 EUR
  • There is free parking available at the meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

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Walking out on the glacier was fascinating. We learned so much about the life cycle of glaciers, and got to see how dynamic the environment is on and in the ice. Our guide had a trusty 4 x 4 she was able to drive further in than some of the tour buses, which meant more time out walking, and seemed to know many of the other guides out on the ice. She was friendly and knowledgeable, and made us feel safe. Overall it is not strenuous and is a nice peek at an amazing natural wonder that covers a significant percentage of Iceland!

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March 29, 2023

We had a great time in our first glacier hike! The guide was super friendly and explained how to put on the gear very well (harness and crampons). She provided a lot of information about glaciers which made the hike even more fun interesting! We had perfect summer weather which probably helped making the experience super pleasant :)

March 29, 2023

This tour was amazing. Got to explore the glacier at our own pace and learn a lot. We saw many of the other tours with large amounts of people and the did not look pleasant at all, it really pays off to have a small group (we were 6 people in total). Hiking, drinking glacier water (delicious!), enjoying the views... just wonderful all around. Workout-wise there is just one tough part that is the initial climb, but once those 5-10 min are done it's very relaxed; most people in reasonable shape should be able to do it. We didn't want it to end. Highly recommend!!!

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March 29, 2023

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