• Tour code: 42610P4
  • Location: Skaftafell, Iceland
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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The rugged peaks, looming icebergs, and glittering lagoons of the Skaftafell National Park offer some spectacular hiking opportunities, but the wild glacial landscapes are best explored with a guide. This 6-hour tour includes a hike across the ice fields of the Falljökull Glacier and a thrilling boat ride around the Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Highlights

  • 6-hour glacier hike and boat cruise in the Skaftafell National Park
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour guided hike across the Falljökull Glacier
  • Glide past icebergs on a cruise around the Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalised experience

What You Can Expect

Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell

Glacier Hike

Your adventure begins at the tour operator's booking hut in Skaftafell National Park, where you’ll meet your guide in time for an 8.15am start. After a safety briefing, get suited up in your crampons and glacial hiking gear, and travel by bus to the starting point of your hike, a 15-minute drive from the hut.

Arrive at the foot of the Falljökull Glacier, a glacier tongue of the famous Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, and set out through the glacier valley. Follow your guide on an exhilarating hike around crevasses and glacier mills, trekking along shimmering fields of ice, and gazing up at dramatic cliffs of ice. There’s no need to worry if you’ve never used crampons or tried ice hiking before – your guide will explain everything you need to know and you’ll soon get the hang of it!

After a 1.5-hour hike, return to the booking hut, and continue in your own vehicle to the Fjallsárlón lagoon, around 40 minutes drive. Then, jump aboard for an unforgettable boat ride around the glacier lagoon, cruising past towering icebergs and gazing out over the icy landscapes of the surrounding glacier.

Please note: This tour is best suited to participants with their own transport - travelers must provide their own transportation from Skaftafell to Fjallsárlón lagoon.

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