Discover the secrets of the Icelandic glaciers
A 4-hour glacier hike on crampons on Skaftafellsjökull , part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park.
This is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic landscape of Skaftafellsjökull, surrounded by some of Iceland’s most spectacular peaks. On this glacier adventure we go further onto the glacier, traversing zones of different glacial formations. Your experienced guide will lead you through ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses, and tell you everything about the ever-changing formations of this frozen giant. The panoramic view of the glacier, its dramatic ice fall and the surrounding peaks, combined with the unique experience of glacier ice under your feet, is sure to leave lasting memories.
Duration: 4 hrs in total, 3½ hrs on ice
Guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment
What do I need to bring?
Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and energy bars
Minimum age of passengers is: 14
Meeting point in Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 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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rozmirAdventure Glacier Hike was awesome!!
This was by far our favorite activity in Iceland. Thorsten was an amazing guide. We hiked up and down the glacier for four hours – and had the opportunity to hike within an ice cave. We have done glacier walks in the past at other places but they do not compare to this experience.
DocWillardSkaftafell Glacier Adventure Hike
We did a 4 hour glacier adventure hike. The tour is a well oiled machine for getting participants outfitted and ready for the hike. This where Àgúst took over. He clearly loved what he did. He educated as we hiked the glacier. We had a great time, learned how to hike a glacierwith crampons/ ice axe and came back with awesome pictures and memories despite the rainy weather. Next time I will sign up for the even longer tour.
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.