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Skaftafell Glacier Hiking Adventure

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an adventurous hike to the Falljökull Glacier, a glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap
  • Bask in the surreal beauty of the picturesque Icelandic landscape
  • Take in incredible ice formations, winding paths, surrounding mountains and amazing crevasses
  • Step into a rugged and chaotic icefall and experience ancient ice first hand
  • You will be accompanied by a certified glacier guide for safety
  • Overview

    Enjoy an action-packed hike to the Falljökull Glacier, one of the most impressive outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Explore the dramatic terrain and be bowled over by the spectacular Icelandic landscape, complete with wonderlands of ice formations, winding paths, surrounding mountains and amazing crevasses. Conditions permitting, enter the rugged and chaotic icefall to see the ancient ice close up!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5 hours

    Start time

     9:20am, 10:40am, 11:20am, and 1:00pm (as per season)

    Meeting Point

    Skaftafell booking center

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

    Itinerary

    Meet the tour at the Skaftafell booking center at the scheduled time for the start of the tour. You will be hiking to Falljökull, one of the most impressive outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap. Walk along a winding path through the dramatically changing landscape carved out by the glacier.

    Wear your crampons (spiked shoes) once you reach the tongue of the glacier. You will be exploring the magnificent terrain and walking through a wonderland of ice formations in brilliant blue hues.

    Take in the jaw-dropping Icelandic scenery and admire spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the amazing crevasses. Depending on the glacier conditions, you will enter the rugged and chaotic icefall where ice tumbles over the side of the underlying mountain and down towards the ocean.

    The hike gives you wonderful insight into the world of glaciers, how they are formed and how they are forever changing shape. There will be plenty of opportunities to take great photos, preserving this fantastic experience for life.

    The tour ends at the meeting point, after which you can make your own way back to the hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Certified glacier guide
    • Specialized glacier gear
    • Guided glacier hike
    • All necessary safety equipment
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Please reach 30 minutes before the start of the tour at Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof). Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.

    Remember to bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

    Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Glacier Guides guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. Glacier hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and guests may be required to sign a liability release and assumptions of risk prior to certain excursions.

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Child rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.