Skaftafell, Iceland
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This 2.5-hour guided glacier hike ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
  • 2.5-hour glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided hike across the Svínafellsjökull Glacier
  • Marvel at snow-covered mountains, walls of ice, and natural ice sculptures
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
  • No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience
Your adventure begins at the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll meet your guide in time for your chosen departure time. After a safety briefing, get suited up with crampons, ice axes, and glacial hiking gear, and travel by bus to the starting point of your hike, a short drive from the lodge.

On arrival, take the time to practice walking along the ice, before following your guide on a thrilling glacier walk. Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses, duck beneath high ice arches, and admire glacier mills and ice sculptures. Listen as your guide explains more about the region’s unique geology and how the glaciers form and change over time, and perhaps catch sight of the snow-capped Hvannadalshnukur in the distance, Iceland’s highest peak.

After around 2 hours on the ice, return to the bus for the journey back to the lodge.

Please note: This tour is best suited to participants with their own transport - travelers must provide their own transportation to and from the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge.


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, Aug 2018

On our trip to Iceland we were very much looking forward to getting up on a glacier. We booked a tour on Viator with Icelandic Mountain Guides. It was an absolutely great experience. The service from Icelandic Mountain Guides was excellent. When my schedule required me to change my time to an earlier hike, they took care it no problem. When we showed up with too many layer of clothing they advised us to leave the extra layers with them. The guide Hanka, was fantastic. She gave personal attention to my children to really make them feel part of this unique and special experience. She was really able to bring to life with real demonstrations a lot of interesting information about the glacier. They took us on the Falljokull glacier and it was a truly beautiful and magnificent experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Joshua, Sarah, Goldy and David

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