Glacier Extreme

1. Apr - 31. Oct Daily About 4 hours Skaftafell Booking Center Challenging Min 15 years old

The Glacier Extreme Tour is a hiking adventure with emphasis on Ice-climbing. The Client/Guide ratio is max 5/1 in order to have the option of getting into those unique and challenging places and to make sure everyone gets plenty of climbing in with everyone safety in first priority. This trip can be as extreme as you would like and we tailor it to our guests requests. No previous Ice-climbing experience is required.

This Tour departs from Skaftafell where you will be driven along with other hiking groups. Once the starting point is reached the group will make its way to the Falljökull Glacier. Along the way to the ice-climbing locations you will see all the best of what the Glacier has to offer. Climbing locations are picked based on the groups ability and requests. Your guide will then set up top-ropes for climbing and the ice climbing begins.

Tour highlights

  • Svínafellsjökull Glacier
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Ice Climbing


  • Guided glacier hike
  • Ice climbing
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Specialized glacier and ice climbing gear
  • Ice climbing boots

Good to know

Remember to bring:

Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear and gloves. We will provide ice climbing boots for this tour.

You can rent a waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. You can also rent gear at the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell. Note that we provide ice climbing boots on the Glacier Xtreme tour. 

Please note

Departure from Glacier Guide’s Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof next to the Vatnajökull national park visitor center). Skaftafell is located about  330km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 70km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east. Our tours leave promptly at the departure time and no refund will be provided if you are late.

Please print and complete the medical disclaimer form included with your booking voucher before arrival in Skaftafell. If you cannot print the voucher, the form must be completed upon arrival in Skaftafell.


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