Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

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Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull

Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull

From US$ 135 per person

Explore Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park on a half-day hike of the Falljökull Glacier. Climb through the impressive icefall and enjoy stunning views of the glacier valley.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike on the Falljökull Glacier inside the Vatnajökull National Park
  • Feel the thrill of climbing through the unique icefall features
  • Reach the summit and enjoy stunning views of the glacier valley
  • Learning about the geology of glaciers and history of the local area
Full description
Discover the natural beauty of Iceland on a thrilling hike that takes you through crevices and icefalls of the Falljökull glaciers located inside the Vatnajökull National Park. Meet your guides, hop on the 4X4 Super Jeep, and start your journey through picturesque landscapes and up to the base of Falljökull, one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.  Get a unique perspective of the glacier as you drive into the glacier valley. Once inside, you will learn how to use crampons and have a short safety briefing before embarking up onto the ice. Spend the next 3 hours hiking through the stunning icefall, which Falljökull is famous for. Look closely and be amazed by the fascinating features of the ice. Learn about the geology, geography, and history of the local area as you are led to the highest point to marvel at the unforgettable views of the glacier valley. This tour is perfect for those who have been on a glacier before or those who enjoy long hikes, but novices looking for a bit of adventure are also welcomed on the tour.
  • Professional glacier guide
  • Crampons, Ice-Axe, Harness, and Helmet
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Freysnes Orkan/Shell gas station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • The starting meeting point is a 4-hour drive from Reykjavík
  • This tour takes place in most weathers, however extreme weather conditions may cause changes to the activity.
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4.8 /5

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This tour was a great experience, we were looking to book a glacier and cave tour but no cave tours were available due to the time of year (June). The tour starts with a drive in a van with huge wheels to a lake at the bottom of the glacier. From here you hike up a steep path with rocks until you reach the ice. There you put on the crampons and for the next couple of hours your guide shows you around the glacier and explains in great detail all you want to know about them. Our group was pretty fast so we got to see a lot of the glacier and the surrounding mountains. Special thanks to our guide Óli who made the tour an unforgettable experience.

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June 15, 2022

Stephanie was such a great guide! We really enjoyed the hike. Would recommend.

April 15, 2022

September 1, 2021

Product ID: 381449