Glacier Wonders Glacier Hiking Trip from Skaftafell

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90 reviews

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

Glacier Wonders Glacier Hiking Trip from Skaftafell

Activity provider: Arctic Adventures

From US$ 92.74 per person

Hike out into the rugged, untouched Icelandic wilderness on this trip to the Falljökull glacier from Skaftafell. Put on glacier gear and make your way up icy slopes to take in amazing views and see chunks of glaciers splash into the peaceful ocean waters.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Take an eco-adventure in the heart of Iceland's rugged wilderness
  • Go for a hike on the Falljökull glacier
  • Let yourself be amazed by the unforgettable and peaceful landscapes
  • Experience a small group tour
Full description
To get your glacier adventure started, board one of the buses leaving from Skaftafell National Park several times a day for the short 15-minute ride to access Falljökull glacier. After arriving at the glacier tongue, strap on your crampons and start your hike into Iceland's wilderness. As you get on the glacier, make your way up the icy but easily accessible slopes. On the way, you will see the area's unique ice formations, learn about how they were formed and how the glacier continues to change shape every day. Then prepare to approach and watch the awe-inspiring icefall to see how the chunks of glacier ice stoically fall hundreds of meters off the mountain top below, flowing ever-so-slowly towards the ocean. Then listen to how the glacier's journey will never be completed, as global warming continues to fuel glacial melting and their slow retreat. Take your chance to explore the peaceful Icelandic scenery and get up close with the ancient ice and gain a new understanding of why these glaciers are so important to the world as a whole.
  • Glacier hike
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • Transportation to Skaftafell
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Skaftafell Booking Center hut near the car park at Skaftafell Visitor Center in Vatnajökull National Park. Head toward the huts in the car park. The Booking Center is marked with an Arctic Adventures Glacier Guides sign in green, blue and white. Skaftafell National Park is located just off of the main ring road, on road 998. Skaftafell is approximately 4 hours east of Reykjavik and 1.5 hours west of Höfn.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • Remember to bring warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, a water bottle and snacks
  • Good hiking shoes are also recommended
  • Waterproof clothing and hiking boots may be rented out (subject to availability)
  • Minimum age for this tour is 8 years
  • To use the specialized glacier gear, the minimum shoe size of the participant to join the tour is 35 EU, and the largest shoe size is 50 EU
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 90 reviews

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It was a great tour! Our guide Thomasch (definitely misspelled) sorry for that! ) he was great, explained everything well and even waited for the slow people! We were the slow people as we weren't used to hiking uphill like that! It's our own fault for not being fit enough! Otherwise the tour was just great and worth the money!

July 19, 2022

A mandatory adventure

This tour is very worthwhile, super beautiful and the Moldovan guide was super nice and very attentive at all times. The only thing we did not like, is the detail of the boots. In the email or coupon it only says that you have to wear "hiking boots" BUT they have to cover your ankle, if not, they rent you some old ones for 1,000 crowns. In our group 90% had to rent them.

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August 4, 2019

Top hike. Even though we didn't speak English very well, we understood the explanations of our guide (Jane) who was very interesting and very clear. We were lucky to have a beautiful sun! And level of difficulty, it's really accessible. A beautiful walk that requires little effort and that allows you to have beautiful souvenir photos.

November 8, 2018

Product ID: 30308