Overview

The ultimate trip for thrill-seekers, strap on some crampons and embark on a glacier walk across the massive Vatnajökull Glacier.

Tour Highlights

  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Falljökull Glacier
  • Glacier Hiking Experience

Get a close and intimate view of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, on this action-packed glacier explorer trip. Equipped with ice axes, together with your expert glacier guide, you’ll hike across gorgeous Falljökull, a glacier tongue sliding off Vatnajökull. Explore far into the glacier and soak up panoramic views at nearly every turn. Discover ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses. Feel the ice under your feet and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime!

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

From

15 490 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
  • Best Price Guarantee
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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

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Itinerary

Introduction

Meet us at the Skaftafell Booking Center, located in Vatnajokull National Park in South Iceland. After suiting up, you’ll take your first steps on the rugged Falljökull. Next, witness the massive icefall, a part of the glacier where large chunks of ice tumble down steep slopes. En route, learn how glaciers are formed and gain a deep perspective on the majesty of nature. This is an adventure you’ll never forget!

Upon arriving at the edge of the glacier, your guide will help you gear up and give you a safety briefing. We’ll provide you with all the necessary glacier-walk equipment including crampons, helmets, harness, and ice axes. Once everyone’s ready, it will be time to walk out onto the ice under the guidance of our certified glacier guide.

Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vatnajökull National Park, Falljökull is one of the most impressive outlet glaciers in Iceland. The ice cap reveals dramatic landscapes and has an incredible crevasse system. As you hike across the ice-filled wilderness, marvel at glistening ice sculptures and blue ice ridges.

Trekking over the rugged surface of Falljökull is just the first part of the adventure. If conditions are favorable, we’ll venture into a gigantic icefall resembling a frozen waterfall. The enormous mass of ice cascading down the mountain will make your jaw drop. It’s no wonder Falljökull literally means “Falling Glacier.”

Along the way, capture Instagram-worthy picks of the surrounding mountains, but beware — towering peaks might put a spell on you! The grand-scale landscapes of Vatnajökull National Park were featured in many movies including Batman Begins and Interstellar.

This glacier adventure is sure to change your entire outlook on nature!

  • 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.
  • 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.

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund