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Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    8:40am, 10am, 1pm, 2:20pm (depending on season) 
  • Duration
    3.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Guided glacier tour
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • All required safety equipment
  • English speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (8-15)

Key Highlights

  • Soak in your spectacular surrounds on a short, easy and fun glacier hike
  • Awaken the adventurer in you with a hike across the stunning Virkisjökull glacier with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a fantastic introduction to the world of glaciers and take in incredible ice formations and crevasses
  • A must-do experience for every Iceland tourist and nature lover

Overview

Enjoy a delightful introduction to the world of glaciers on this stunning guided walk across the picturesque Virkisjökull glacier! An adventure activity suitable for the entire family, this glacier hike packs a punch with the most spectacular landscape you will ever see. Soak in the pristine Icelandic landscape around you, rejuvenate your senses and discover the majestic beauty of Iceland in the most exciting manner.

Enjoy a 15-minute drive from Skaftafell national park to the Virkisjökull glacier. Take in the spectacular scenery during the drive and admire the impressive mountains that line the southern edge of the Vatnajökull glacier glide past your window. Enjoy a short hike along the glacier valley as your guide explains to you the unique features of the retreating paths of Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings. Glacier Wonders is a superb glacier hiking tour taking you into the magnificent ice-world of Falljökull glacier, a tongue of the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

Strap on your crampons (spiked shoes) once you reach the edge of the Virkisjökull glacier and make your way up the icy but easily accessible slopes. As you climb, you will be mesmerized by the surreal surroundings. Take in the incredible ice formations and crevasses; learn about how they form and how the glacier continually reshapes itself.

As you approach the awe-inspiring peak, observe how the ancient icefalls hundreds of meters off the mountain top below.

About the Supplier: Arctic Adventures is one of the premier tour operators in Iceland. They offer one of the best outdoor adventures as well as day tours and multi-day tours in Iceland conducted by expert, local guides.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time

    8:40am, 10am, 1pm, 2:20pm (depending on season) 

  • Meeting Point

    Skaftafell booking center
    Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. It can be reached by car in approximately 4 hours.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guided glacier tour
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • All required safety equipment
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

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.

Group Size: 15

The minimum age for this tour is 10 years. 

Make sure to dress for the weather and carry all essentials. 

Children rates are based on a maximum of 2 children per 2 adults

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