Glacier Hiking in Skaftafell

Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike on Vatnajokull Glacier, from Skaftafell

Duration: 4 hours Medium Ice Climb on a Glacier

Duration: 4 hours Medium Ice Climb on a Glacier

167 $
No extra fees
Easy cancellation and rescheduling
3 spots available for tomorrow

Why we love this tour

Stride across the icy expanse of the Vatnajokull Glacier and climb up frozen formations. Hike and ice climb your way through Iceland's dazzling frosty landscape.

  • Explore the Vatnajokull glacier, the largest in Europe
  • Ice climb in natural crevasses
  • Admire the surrounding peaks at over 2,000 ft (6,500 m)
  • Test your endurance and climb high ice walls
  • Travel with and learn from an expert on glaciers
Duration 4 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 12:00, 13:00
Difficulty Medium

What’s included

  • Certified glacier guide
  • Mountaneering boots and crampons
  • Glacier equipment: ropes, helmet, harness, and ice axe

Pricing

Participants 167 $ / per person
Age 12+

Need to know before you go

Tours are available at 12:00 p.m. every day all year round.

Guides take a maximum of 6 people. Larger groups are split among guides.

Minimum age to participate is 12 years.

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No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.

What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothes (second layer), gloves and a hat.

Cancellation

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.

Meeting point

Latitude: 64.156041 | Longitude: -21.947908

Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafel

Look for the trailer marked "Troll Expeditions"

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Provided by

Troll Expeditions

Why we love this tour

Stride across the icy expanse of the Vatnajokull Glacier and climb up frozen formations. Hike and ice climb your way through Iceland's dazzling frosty landscape.

  • Explore the Vatnajokull glacier, the largest in Europe
  • Ice climb in natural crevasses
  • Admire the surrounding peaks at over 2,000 ft (6,500 m)
  • Test your endurance and climb high ice walls
  • Travel with and learn from an expert on glaciers
Duration 4 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 12:00, 13:00
Difficulty Medium

If you're coming to Iceland looking for ice, look no further. The ultimate frozen adventure can be found in none other than the largest glacier in Europe. Glacier hike and ice climb your way across the Vatnajokull glacier for a thrilling journey.


After your meet your certified glacier guide, you receive all the equipment for the trip. A short bus ride through the Vatnajokull National Park carries you through vivid green hills and rock. After a 15-minute walk, you arrive at the edge of the ice where the glacier extends beyond you. 

Set off across the glacier, where the huge sheets of ice make abstract patterns. Marvel at glacier below you and the ice-capped peaks of the mountains in the distance. After a bit of discovering, your guide searches for an ideal climbing spot.

Since glaciers are always changing, the guide searches carefully for a new crevasse or moulin, a vertical opening in the ice, to set up the climbing base. Take your ice axes in hand and climb along the walls of the glacier. Even if you don't have any previous experience, only physical fitness and an adventurous attitude are required to join the fun.

For 2.5-3 hours, you enjoy the beautiful tranquility and breathtaking views of the Vatnajokull National Park and glacier. 

Learn about these magnificent landforms firsthand while you enjoy a thrilling excursion through Iceland's incredible frozen wonderland. 

Need to know before you go

Tours are available at 12:00 p.m. every day all year round.

Guides take a maximum of 6 people. Larger groups are split among guides.

Minimum age to participate is 12 years.

Show more

No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.

What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothes (second layer), gloves and a hat.

Cancellation

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.

Meeting point

Latitude: 64.156041 | Longitude: -21.947908

Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafel

Look for the trailer marked "Troll Expeditions"

Show on map

Provided by

Troll Expeditions

Reviews for this provider

Star Star Star Star Star 5.0 Great
Mary A.
14 Aug 2019
Star Star Star Star Star

We didn’t know what to expect. This tour was worth it. We learned a good amount about the glaciers and, sadly, about how they are disappearing. The hiking was easy and the views were fabulous.

eunyoung J.
2 Jan 2019
Star Star Star Star Star

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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