Our tours don’t get much more rewarding than this glacier adventure tour. The 4.5-hour glacier hike brings you further into the glacier than most venture, straight into the icefall of Falljökull outlet glacier. If you are looking for an adventure that you will never forget, then the Skaftafell Adventure Glacier Hike is your best choice.
Our meeting point for the Skaftafell Glacier Adventure is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center. After getting geared up and a short drive through the wonderful landscape that Skaftafell has to offer, we arrive at our destination, Falljökull. At the glacier terminus, we equip our gear and your guide will explain all about how to use the provided glacier gear. As we start hiking on the glacier, we will quickly pass through the so called “glacier highway”, the route most short tours take, and enter into the less crowded part. When we get closer to the icefall, your true adventure starts. With no fixed routes your experienced guide will safely lead you through crystal clear water streams, blue water pools, and majestic ice formations. The adventure hike allows for plenty of time for you to ask your guide about glacier or Iceland- related questions, and take amazing pictures. When we are high up in the ice fall, we will take a short lunch break with the most stunning view possible. Don’t forget to pack a light lunch. After regaining some energy, we will start making our way back down and drive back to the Skaftafell Terminal.
- Small group experience (max 8 persons).
- 4×4 transport to and from the glacier.
- An English speaking, certified glacier guide.
- Glacier gear (crampons, harness, helmet and an ice axe)
- Hiking boots, preferably with ankle support(Can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK)
- Warm, waterproof clothing(Depending on weather).
- Sun glasses
- Some snacks and drinks.
Reviews from our guests
Amazing Glacier Hike
We went on an amazing glacier hike with Melrakki Adventures. We chose it because it had smaller groups than the bigger companies. Our guide, Oddur, was great – he was friendly, knowledgeable, patient and an all around nice person. One the great things that they offered was to drive to the edge of the glacier, which saved us a lot of time (we saw that many of the other groups had to walk from a parking area to the edge of the glacier) and allowed us to be on the glacier for much longer period of our tour time. The trek on the glacier was very fun and Oddur took us to various interesting features on the glacier with amazing views…
Personalized and tailored tour of Skaftafell Glacier!
This is a smaller and newer company. As such they seem to specialize in smaller groups and we found Oddur, our guide, to be very friendly, knowledgeable and able to tailor our time on the glacier to our fitness, agility and desires. He provides quite a bit of knowledge about glaciers and is comfortable answering questions, not preachy about the fate of the glaciers but provides personal insight. You can tell Oddur loves the glacier and enjoys being in the outdoors, takes pride in his service and provides for a safe and fun excursion! Highly recommended.
TThe best way to see the glacier. This tour definitely stands out amongst the others on offer. Personal service, friendly guides and a really well thought through tour. We felt safe, informed and looked after the whole time. The 4×4 drive right up to the glacier is also a game changer; it really maximises the time up on the glacier. Plus, you get back to the car straight off the glacier, with no dull flat walk to the car park. A definite advantage after a good long adventure on the ice!
The glacier itself is stunning, the changing nature of the ice makes each trip unique – so it’s as much an exploration as a tour!
Worth every penny.
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