Skaftafell glacier hike 3-hour expedition
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Activities

Skaftafell glacier hike 3-hour expedition

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Go beyond "the wall" to an outlet glacier
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Hike with an expert guide who can provide you with detailed information
What to expect

Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition to Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. On this comprehensive glacier tour, you'll learn the basics of glacier hiking and rope work, and your guide will teach you all you want to know about the massive natural phenomena on which you'll be hiking. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and get to exercise beforehand in a comfortable and safe environment.

This tour is for anyone seeking to experience one of the natural wonders of the world. You’ll meet your guide in the Skaftafell information center parking lot, and a short 15-minute drive takes you to the tip of the glacier tongue. Falljökull is part of Skaftafell, the highest mountain range in Iceland. The country's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, marks the very top of this glacial giant which in recent times leaped into fame after starring in movies and TV shows, such as Game of Thrones and Oblivion.

Once you reach the icecap, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel at the glacier and take in the lonesome howl of the frosty wilderness that gives you and your fellow hikers the feeling of being alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow; you’ll view massive blocks of millennia-old ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed by the enormous weight of the glacier; you’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft that can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier, and on a clear day, you'll see Hvannadalshnjúkur and the vast glacier sand expanses that are said to be the largest in the world. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the lunar ice formations and crevasses of Falljökull glacier.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Certified Glacier Guide
    • Small Group (12 persons max)
    • Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
    What's not included
    • Hiking boots (available for rent on location)
    • Warm clothes (first layer)
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Gloves and hat
    Reduced price

    Children (8-12)

    Where

    Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafell

    Meeting point:

    The meeting point is Skaftafell Terminal by the main road. You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.

    What to remember
    • This tour is suitable for both single travelers and families
    • The minimum age for participation is 8 years
    • Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once denim gets wet it spreads moisture and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer cold
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    When
    • The tour operates daily at:
    • 9.00am
    • 10.00am
    • 11.00am
    • 1.00pm
    • 2.00pm
    • 3.00pm
    • 5.00pm
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    Provider
    Troll Expeditions
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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