Walk on Skaftafellsjökull Glacier Tongue in Skaftafell National Park.
This walk takes us on to the Skaftafellsjökull glacier tongue. Skaftafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier and the scenery and views are simply stunning. We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. At the outset of our tour, an experienced guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes, the required equipment for this tour. Enjoy an adventure into this glacial wonderland in the safe hands of one of our highly trained and knowledgeable guides!
Duration: 2½-3 hours in total, 1½-2 hrs on the glacier
Guiding services, glacier gear and safety equipment
What do I need to bring?
Warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots. Hiking boots can be rented
Minimum age of passengers is: 8
Meeting point at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure.
In 1994, a group of Icelanders with a passion for nature, adventure and environmental advocacy started an outdoor adventure company to take people from around the world on tours of a lifetime. As the originators of the Glacier Walk in Iceland, they revolutionized the outdoor adventure scene. Since the beginning, Icelandic Mountain Guides has been owned and operated by guides and we continue to set the standard in safety, mountaineering expertise, and environmental protection across the industry in Iceland.
We operate from our company headquarters in Reykjavík and our base camp in the beautiful Skaftafell National Park year round. Whether you want to go hiking, backpacking, trekking, ice climbing, on a glacier walk, mountain climbing, skiing, on an expedition or for a mountaineering course in Iceland, we’ve got you covered!
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shine_on_youSvinafellsjokull Glacier Walk
We (2 adults and 2 kids), took a Svinafellsjokull Glacier walk tour (BlueIce Experience). We had a wonderful time! Our guide, Jerry, was absolutely the best: very professional, courteous, fun, and informative. I really appreciated the fact that he did not rush us, allowed plenty of time for pictures, and for just admiring the scenery. The glacier is absolutely amazingly beautiful, and the hike was super fun for my kids, and was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland. Highly recommend.
guider84Blue Ice Experience is unforgettable!
I work as a guide in several countries so I’ve seen a lot, but this has to be one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had. Being on the glacier was phenomenal, the colours were spectacular, the parts we went to were exciting and nothing like I’ve ever seen before. We learned that a part we went to was in the movie Interstellar and Game Of Thrones. All around excellent experience!
AudraTXBlue Ice Experience
My friends and I recently did the Blue Ice Experience glacier walk. Before traveling to Iceland, we had searched for a glacier walk to do and were overwhelmed with all the choices. This company and their tour offerings kept coming up as a great option, so we booked the tour and we couldn’t be happier that we did! Every part of this tour was professional and fun–from checking in to dropping off our equipment at the end! This tour was a highlight of our trip and we are looking forward to returning to Iceland. Thank you so much for helping make our first trip to Iceland one we will never forget!!