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Two-Hour Small-Group in Natural Ice Cave Tour of Vatnajökull Glacier

Go on a memorable adventure with this guided trip to an ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, and let your driver manage a Jeep ride from Jökulsárlón to the base of Vatnajökull. Once you arrive, you’ll be given all the equipment you need—crampons and helmets—to walk on the glacier and enter the cave safely. Then, you’ll learn about the history of the caves and their seasonal changes, and be able to choose to explore the cave on your own or with a guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$143.84 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the neccessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$89.32 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$89.32 USD

Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

Discover one of the gems of southern Iceland on this 3-hour glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park. Head from Skaftafell to the edge of the spectacular Falljökull glacier. Learn how to use your climbing equipment, then hike out through the glacier valley and up onto the ice. Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond. During your family-friendly trip, learn how glaciers are formed and marvel at the scale of the mighty Falljökull glacier.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$73.08 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Glacier Hiking Adventure in Skaftafell, the 5-Hour Excursion

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland's Skaftafell National Park on this extended glacier hiking tour, which allows more time on this glacier than most other tours. As you hike over the ice, past deep crevasses, pale moulins, and ice sculptures, and take in panoramic views over the park, your guide shares insights into glaciers, how they are formed and impacted by climate change. Includes all necessary safety gear.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$133.40 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier

Spend time in an ice cave and get up close to the blazing blue formations inside Vatnajökull (Vatna Glacier). Trek with an expert guide across the ice cap of Iceland’s most voluminous glacier — and Europe’s largest. Bring your camera for plenty of photo ops of what will unquestionably be an unforgettable experience. Numbers are limited on this tour to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$188.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$188.00 USD

5-Hour Glacier Hike on Europe's Largest Glacier from Skaftafell

Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$142.68 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell

Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Just remember your hiking boots; all other equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, are included. Numbers are limited to 18 per group.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$169.36 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small Group Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

The Vatnajökull glacier is widely considered the jewel in Skaftafell National Park’s crown, but the icy terrain holds hidden dangers. On this ice-caving tour, hike around and beneath the Vatnajökull glacier with your certified guide, and explore millions of years of natural geology. With crampons and safety equipment included, enjoy uninterrupted views over the icy landscapes for which Iceland is famous.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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$180.96 USD
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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$180.96 USD

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride Adventure in Skaftafell

Get up close to Iceland’s raw, rugged beauty and experience the Land of Fire and Ice like never before on this 3-hour glacier hike and lagoon boat ride in Skaftafell. Pull on your climbing gear and hike over the Falljökull Glacier’s frozen terrain with your guide. Marvel at gaping crevasses and hidden ice-caves, and learn how glaciers form over millions of years. Travel by boat out across the tranquil Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon and enjoy breathtaking views of the Fjallsárlón glacier’s shining blue hues.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

The Svínafellsjökull glacier is part of Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This 4-hour guided glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 8 participants, and full instruction provided.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Storurd Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Experience one of the most unique landscapes in East Iceland on this full-day guided hiking tour from Egilsstaðir. Together with your guide, hike a marked path all the way up to Stórurð ("The Giant Boulders"). Stórurð lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains and consists of gigantic tuff boulders most likely created by a landslide at the end of the latest cold era of the Ice Age. The hike is of moderate difficulty and crampons and hiking poles are available.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$338.72 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Glacier Encounter

Iceland’s mighty glaciers boast some of the country’s most impressive scenery, but their isolated locations and icy terrain make exploring a challenge. On this beginner-level morning or afternoon hike, explore glacial landscapes around Svinafellsjökull and Vatnajökull with your guide. With safety equipment included, admire unrivalled views over the frozen wilderness.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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$95.00 USD

Small-Group Jokulsarlon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Head to Iceland's southern shore to visit Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon, on this 12-hour tour from Reykjavik. Along the way, you'll also see other natural attractions such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and Skaftafell National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 11 to 13 hours
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$466.32 USD
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  • Duration: 11 to 13 hours
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$466.32 USD

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Snowmobile tour on Vatnajökull glacier

Cruise through Iceland’s wild and rugged landscapes. Traverse the valleys and highest peaks, and rid over the amazing Vatnajökull glacier. Your small-group tour begins with an exhilarating and bumpy jeep ride up to the glacier. Novice and experienced drivers alike enjoy the adrenaline rush and stunning views of snowmobiling on Europe’s largest glacier.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$229.68 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Mt Snaefell Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

On this tour we climb the “normal” route on the west side of the mountain which is the most common way. Join us on this magical hike and experience the power of this mountain.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$336.40 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$336.40 USD

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