Skaftafell winter wonderland 5-hour hike
Activities

Skaftafell winter wonderland 5-hour hike

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore hidden areas of the glacier
  • Learn about the mysterious nature and geology of Iceland
  • An unforgettable experience
What to expect

Your adventure will begin at the meeting point at Skaftafell Terminal where you will meet your highly qualified and friendly glacier hiking guide. They will give a short safety briefing and provide you with all of the equipment necessary for your hiking adventure, including helmets, crampons, harness, and ice axes.

After a short ride, you’ll immerse yourself in the glacier and begin a short hike to the ice cap. Once there, your guide will explain how to get geared up and what the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment on it’s time to take to the ice and begin this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

As you get into the glacier outlet, the majestic features of the natural world will amaze you. Falljökull is a glacial tongue from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier with its name translating to “The falling glacier”. The icefall in the area is unique on earth and the further you get, the more it will blow your mind. The out-worldly scenery is comprised of the ice formations in the area: deep crevasses, pale moulins, and even ice sculptures.

The further you continue exploring, the more beautiful the view will get. Since you're going to be so high up, you will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, which has gained fame in the last years for being the location for many films and shows. During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.

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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 sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Certified Glacier Guide
    • Small Group (10 people max)
    • Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
    What's not included
    • Hiking boots (available for rent on location)
    • Warm clothes (first layer)
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Gloves and hat
    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
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    When
    • The tour operates daily at 10.30am and 2.30pm
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    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.

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