Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

All year Daily About 4 hours Skaftafell Moderate Min 12 years old

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 Ice cap. 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 its 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.

 

Tour highlights

  • Hike on Vatnajokull, Europe’s Largest Glacier
  • Climb an Ice Wall
  • Views of Ice Formations

Included

  • Guided Glacier Tour
  • All Necessary Equipment
  • Hiking boots
  • English Speaking Certified Glacier Guide

Good to know

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket.

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.

Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

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