Skaftafell ice climbing and glacier hike
Activities

Skaftafell ice climbing and glacier hike

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a guided tour with a glacier expert
  • Climb an ice wall
  • All necessary equipment included in the tour price
What to expect

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 Icecap. 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 it's 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.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries! Don't miss this unforgettable experience and let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery while getting to know Svínafellsjökull Glacier, up close and personal.

Read more
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 sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Certified glacier guide
    • Small group: 6 people max
    • Mountaineering boots and crampons
    • Glacier equipment: ropes, helmet, harness, and ice axe
    What's not included
    • Warm clothes (first layer)
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Gloves and hat
    Reduced price

    Where

    Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafell

    Meeting point:

    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.

    What to remember
    • This tour is suitable for both single travelers and families
    • The minimum age for participation is 12 years
    • Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once denim gets wet it spreads moisture and takes a long time to dry, leaving the wearer cold
    Read more
    When
    • The tour operates daily at 12.00pm and 1.00pm
    Read more
    Provider
    Troll Expeditions
    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.

    You might also like

    Golden Circle small group tour and snorkeling at Silfra
    Activities

    Golden Circle small group tour and snorkeling at Silfra

    Don't overthink and book to explore the most famous Icelandic Route - the golden circle

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 10 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Skaftafell winter wonderland 5-hour hike
    Activities

    Skaftafell winter wonderland 5-hour hike

    Enjoy a half-day hike with an experienced guide in Skaftafall nature reserve and explore hidden areas of the mysterious and natural glacier.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 5 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Sólheimajökull ice climbing and glacier hike
    Activities

    Sólheimajökull ice climbing and glacier hike

    Challenge yourself on your trip to Iceland and experience natural wonders that look like they are out of this planet while getting a good workout in the fresh air of the mountains.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 4 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Skaftafell ice cave and glacier walk
    Activities

    Skaftafell ice cave and glacier walk

    On this Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves. Before heading off to a glacier walk on crampons around the glacier tongue.

    free cancellation
    Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
    Available in:

    en 

    Blue Lagoon comfort admission
    Activities

    Blue Lagoon comfort admission

    Named by National Geographic as one of the 25 wonders of the world, the Blue Lagoon is a wellspring of geothermal enchantment. Achieving harmony with the volcanic frontier, the lagoon and its surrounding architecture embody the unification of man and nature, taking the mind and body to new dimensions of relaxation and rejuvenation.

    free cancellation
    Validity Flexible
    Instant Confirmation
    Northern lights tour in Iceland
    Activities

    Northern lights tour in Iceland

    See the northern lights on an exciting tour in Iceland. Enjoy the nature near the North Pole during the winter months.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 3 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Winter best of Iceland combo tour
    Activities

    Winter best of Iceland combo tour

    Get ready for a 3 combo tour of the best and must-see destinations of Iceland. Over two days you will travel around the famous Golden Circle, hunt for the northern lights and wonder the endless black beaches.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 48 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Crystal ice cave tour in Vatnajökull national park
    Top seller
    Activities

    Crystal ice cave tour in Vatnajökull national park

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 3 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Glacier explorer tour
    Activities

    Glacier explorer tour

    Explore the ever-changing landscape carved out by the glacier at Falljokull, one of the outlet glaciers of the Vatnajokull ice cap, with a professional and experienced glacier guide.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 5 hours 30 minutes
    Available in:

    en 

    Skaftafell glacier hike 3-hour expedition
    Activities

    Skaftafell glacier hike 3-hour expedition

    Enjoy a small-group guided tour of Europes biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, and let your mind be blown away by the breathtaking views of the highest peaks in Iceland

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 3 hours
    Available in:

    en