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Ski & Snow

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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 149.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from Reykjavik

Experience the stark beauty of southern Iceland and seek out the Northern Lights on a 2-day tour from Reykjavik. Trace Iceland’s south coast by air-conditioned minibus and visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogagoss waterfalls, and black sand beach at Vik before an evening outing in search of the fluorescent Northern Lights. The next day, see the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and finish on a high note: with a walk on Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, to explore a luminous blue ice cave. Overnight hotel accommodation, breakfast and guided tours included.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Ski & Snow

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour Expedition

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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Skaftafell Glacier Walk

• Certified guidesOur guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides).• Small groupsThe group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people.• 4x4 driveWe will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.• Evening departure (June - August)If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik

Take in the incredible natural scenery at Jökulsárlón, Europe's largest glacial lake, on this 14-hour private eco-tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, pass Skaftafell National Park, then visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Þorvaldseyri Volcano Museum. Once at Jökulsárlón, watch huge icebergs calve off Vatnajokull and opt to book a boat ride on the lake. During the return trip to Reykjavik, visit Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this private tour that includes round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.
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  • 13 to 15 hours
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  • 13 to 15 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike 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 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

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 guided glacier hike across Falljökull Glacier ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Adrenaline & Extreme

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.
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  • 150 to 180 minutes
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  • 150 to 180 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

4-hour 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 morning or afternoon guided glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to eight participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Small-Group Day Tour to Lakagigar by Super Jeep from Klaustur

The Laki Craters are famous for their beauty, but getting there is famously difficult. A guided Jeep tour makes it possible to see the craters safely, with all transportation provided by specialty Jeeps engineered for Iceland’s rugged environment. After a hike through the glaciers, continue on a second hike to the  Tjarnargígur pond crater, explore hidden waterfalls, and visit the beautiful Fjadrargljufur Canyon before returning to your Kirkjubæjarklaustur hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private South Coast & Glacier Lagoon tour

Discover the major attractions found on the south coast of Iceland, which boasts volcanos, waterfalls, glaciers, black sand, and cliffs, on this all-day private guided tour. The itinerary includes a lunch break with a taste of Icelandic whiskey. End the tour with a stop at “the Crown Jewel of Iceland,” the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 1,499.74
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Skaftafell Glacier Adventure

• Certified guidesOur guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides).• Small groupsThe group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people.• 4x4 driveWe will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.• Evening departure (June - August)If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 119.00
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Golden Circle and Glacier Lagoon Small-Group tour from Reykjavik

Explore the south coast of Iceland on a 3-day, 2-night adventure. Discover the icy wonderland of the Glacier Lagoon, try glacier walking and ice caving, and do it all with the companionship of your small group and the expertise of professional guides. Visit the highlights of Southern Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir. 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, and transportation are included.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Day Trips

Skaftafell Evening Glacier Walk

• Certified guidesOur guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides).• Small groupsThe group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people.• 4x4 driveWe will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.• Evening departure (June - August)If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 84.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Guided Glacier Lagoon Tour with Ice Cave

A private, personal way to experience a stunning glacier lagoon, and access to an ice cave with a professional tour guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 2,850.00
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

Ice caves are the hidden gems inside Iceland’s stunning glaciers. During this tour, your guide will lead you on a glacier walk and into an ice cave that features glistening walls, vivid blue colors & a tranquil environment. A once in a lifetime opportunity you should not miss when in Iceland.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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