The Glacier Wonder Tour introduces participants to the unique landscape a glacier has to offer. The tour is great for those looking for a shorter but stunning guided hike and is suitable for anyone over the age of 10 years old and is relatively healthy.
The Glacier Wonder Tour departs from Skaftafell with a bus for the scenic 15 minute drive to Falljökull glacier. On our way you will see impressive mountains that line the southern edge of the Vatnajökull glacier.
The hike starts along the bottom of the glacier carved valley where your guide will explain the unique features left by the retreating Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings.
As we arrive at the edge of the Falljökull glacier your guide will give you a quick safety talk and help you to put the crampons on. You will than explore the lower part of the glacier with many great photo along the way as you will be surrounded by some amazing landscape.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other footwear.
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. You can also rent gear at the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell.
Skaftafell is located about 330km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 70 km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.
We will visit either Falljökull glacier or Svínafellsjökull glacier depending on the season and conditions.