The Amazing Glacier Hike Adventure

1. May - 30. Sept Daily About 4 hours Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center) Easy Min 14 years old

A 4-hour glacier hike on crampons on Svinafellsjokull Glacier, part of the great Vatnajokull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park.

This is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svinafellsjokull. The glacier is hemmed in by some of Iceland’s most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svinafellsjokull Glacier tongue up to the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnukur and Hrutsfjall. We will traverse zones of different glacial formations where huge water cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges and other ice formations await our discovery.

Tour highlights

  • Walk to Svinafellsjokull Glacier Tongue
  • Glacial Ice Sculptures, Ice Ridges and Deep Crevasses of the glacier
  • The glacier valley between Hvannadalshnukur and Hrutsfjall
  • Stunning Scenery


  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Glacier gear and safety equipment.

Good to know

Meeting point: Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure.

Bring warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and lunch.


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