Find your way to Skaftafell National Park (located about 4 hours east of Reykjavik) at least 30 minutes before your selected departure; multiple departures are available throughout the day. Be sure to bring warm, waterproof clothing; these items are available for rental as well. The bus schedule during the winter is very limited so it is highly recommended to rent a car and to stay in the area either the night before or after your tour. Driving times can be greatly affected by winter conditions.
With your group and guide, hop on to a bus for a 15-minute, scenic ride to Falljökull Glacier, passing the mountains that line Vatnajökull Glacier on the way. Listen to a safety briefing and orientation, then get fitted for a helmet, crampons, and an ice axe.
Begin your hike at the bottom of the glacial valley, then move on to explore the lower part of the glacier, including several ice caves. As you hike, your guide will detail the natural forces that came together to create this unique landscape. The terrain is rocky and uneven and there are some uphill sections during the walk. The choice of which ice cave/s will be chosen each time is based on conditions, access, and safety. Ice caves are only found during the winter, when the glacier rivers retract as the water freezes; new caves are formed in different locations each year.
After your hiking time has concluded, you'll take the bus back to the National Park center for drop-off, where your tour ends.