Overview

With crampons on foot and ice axe in hand, get intimate with the ancient ice formations of Vatnajokull - Europe's largest glacier! Glacier hiking in South Iceland. Meet us at our booking office in Skaftafell. We will take a glacier hike on Falljokull glacier tongue.

Highlights

  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Falljökull Glacier
  • Glacier Hiking Experience

Our world famous “Glacier Explorer” tour will take you on an adventure to Falljökull (the falling glacier): a stunning outlet glacier, which expands out of the Vatnajökull ice cap. We will traverse the ever evolving glacial landscape of Falljökull, taking in the deep crevasses and the majestic ice formations. Falljökull, is actually a giant frozen waterfall, meaning that it is slowly falling inch by inch in front of your very eyes! The dramatic landscape of Falljökull, has been carved over millions of years making it a truly sensational modern yet ancient experience. Climbing this ancient icefall will transport you into an alien world full of incredible colours and stunning natural ice sculptures. Falljökull, guarantees a unique day out and is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland.

  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
  • Trusted Tour Operator
Availability All Year
Duration 5.5 hours
Departs From Skaftafell
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 14
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No
Group maximum 12

From

15 490
Per Adult

What's included

Included

  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Glacier-walk gear
  • Safety Equipment
  • Expert guides

What to Bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Sturdy hiking boots

Not Included

  • Pick-up
  • Personal expenses

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Introduction

Upon arrival to Falljökull, our friendly, certified guides will give you a safety talk and an introduction to all the equipment that we will be using. We will provide you with all the equipment that you need for Falljökull: ice axes, crampons, helmets and safety lines. Your safety is of course paramount and our friendly experts will ensure that you are always safe on the ice.

Falljökull offers sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding mountains: the perfect reward once you have reached the top! As long as our experts feel that the glacier is safe, we will enter the mesmerizing icefall and gaze down on the spot where it tumbles over the mountain towards the ocean below. At Falljökull, you will get up close and personal with some of the oldest ice on the planet: providing an unforgettable experience.

Our tour of Falljökull glacier will give you plenty of photo opportunities and our friendly experts will teach you about the outlet glacier and how it formed: giving you a deeper understanding of Falljökull, one of the most majestic natural features of our world.

  • Meet us at the Skaftafell Booking Center, situated in Vatnajokull National Park. Skaftafell is located about 203 mi (327 km) from Reykjavik. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 43 mi (69 km) to the west and Höfn, 81 mi (130 km) to the east.

Please note: We will meet at our Skaftafell booking center (coordinates: 64°00'58.0"N 16°58'05.2"W) and then travel to the glacier.

  • We provide you with all the necessary glacier hiking equipment but make sure to bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, and gloves. Sturdy shoes are a must!
  • If you don’t own all the necessary clothing, you can rent hiking boots and rain gear in the booking process or on location. Be sure to book these items in advance.

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