Skaftafell Glacier Walk through Vatnajokull National Park
Duration: Part day (3 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Wander a glacier wonderland of blue ice on a part of the largest glacier in Iceland and Europe. Admire the alluring beauty of the mountainous Skaftafell wilderness area within the Vatnajokull National Park.
- Trek through ice fields of blue and white
- Admire the natural frozen formations of the glacier
- Enjoy the stunning views of the Vatnajokull National Park's peaks
- Learn about glaciers and their significance
On this active Glacier Walk, you explore the stunning scenery in Skaftafell. The icy giant where you walk is a breathtaking outlet glacier that extends from the mighty Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. Your adventure starts off with meeting your certified and experienced glacier guide in Skaftafell. Your guide instructs you on how to use the basic and required glacier equipment, like crampons and an ice axe. Once you step onto the ice field, it feels as if you have been transported to a frozen, foreign planet. As you walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ice ridges and deep crevasses on the glacier, you witness stunning landscapes as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this glacial wonderland in person.
Need to know before you go
This tour runs every day all year round.
Start times are 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity start time.
Groups are limited to 15 people per guide.
Minimum age is 8 years old.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.
Please wear warm, waterproof clothes and hiking boots. Also be sure to bring water.
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.
Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center)
Skaftafellsvegur By Vatnajökull National Park Visitors Center, 785, Iceland