Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
Duration: 4 hours Medium Winter best-seller
Why we love this tour
Hike into a whole blue world. The ice caves of the Vatnajokull Glacier offer a mesmerizing trip through Iceland's frozen natural wonders.
- Step into a world of frozen blue ice
- Glacier hike in Iceland's tallest mountains
- Trek through the frost formations of Europe's largest glacier
- Admire the beauty of Vatnajokull National Park
- Learn how glaciers form and change over time
Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered.
Meet your experienced glacier guide at the Skaftafell Visitor Centre’s parking lot. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in southeast Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in a tongue or the larger Vatnajökull.
Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons and a helmet. Don’t worry if you’ve never been glacier hiking before; the guide will show you the ropes. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.
Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.
The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.
Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
Need to know before you go
Tours operate every 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Guides take a maximum of 12 people. Larger guides will be split among guides.
Minimum age is 8 years old.
This tour is moderately difficult. No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is necessary.
What you need to bring: warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), gloves and a hat, and hiking boots (available for rent online and at the meeting point).
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Tröll Expeditions Skaftafell
West of Hofgardur, 785 Hof, Island
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this tour
2 Jan 2019
It was the most fantastic time in Iceland. I would like to recommend this activites to others. Thank you very much.
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