Skaftafell ice climbing and glacier hike
- Enjoy a guided tour with a glacier expert
- Climb an ice wall
- All necessary equipment included in the tour price
This unique expedition that combines both glacier hiking and ice climbing is for those who want to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth. You will meet your experienced guide at Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot and from there you will be driven to the root of Svínafellsjökull, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull Icecap. The glacier is a part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland, and the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur is easily seen from the glacier on a clear sky.
Before stepping on the ice, your guide will gear you up and provide you with the necessary safety equipment needed for this glacier expedition and teach you how it's used. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring the breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how they are formed and constantly change. You will also be able to attempt to conquer gravity when you get the chance to climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced guides who will make sure the experience will be both safe and enjoyable, giving you instructions on the technical aspects of ice climbing through a step by step approach.
Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries! Don't miss this unforgettable experience and let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery while getting to know Svínafellsjökull Glacier, up close and personal.
- Certified glacier guide
- Small group: 6 people max
- Mountaineering boots and crampons
- Glacier equipment: ropes, helmet, harness, and ice axe
- Warm clothes (first layer)
- Waterproof clothing (second layer)
- Gloves and hat
Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafell
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.
- This tour is suitable for both single travelers and families
- The minimum age for participation is 12 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
- The tour operates daily at 12.00pm and 1.00pm
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