Into the glacier hiking tour
Activities

Into the glacier hiking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: October - March
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Small-group experience
  • A visit to a natural ice cave
  • Professional and licensed adventure guide
  • Experience hiking on a glacier
What to expect

Every year the tour will visit a different cave, as the glacier is ever-changing and it provides us with a new and amazing place to explore every winter. The ice cave is very sensitive to temperature, accessibility and other conditions. The tour operator always puts safety first on these tours and they never go into the glacier unless it is absolutely safe. Visiting an Ice Cave provides a unique experience and great photographic opportunity. The light shining through the ancient ice projects a magical blue color that is characteristic of the crystal caves.

For important safety reasons, it is not recommended to go into the ice caves without a certified glacier guide.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • English speaking licensed guide
    • Crampons and other necessary glacier gear
    • All required safety equipment
    What's not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tips and gratuities
    Reduced price

    Children (8-15): Reduced

    Where

    Skaftafell, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    Arctic Adventures booking office in Skaftafell.

    What to remember
    • Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk
    • The minimum age for participation is 8 years
    • 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
    • Trip difficulty: 3/5, moderate
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    When
    • The tour operates at different times on a daily basis, please see calendar for reference
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    Provider
    Arctic Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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