Walking distance & elevation gain:
~4-6 km & ~250 m
Children price (12-14 years):
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.
Minimum age for the glacier adventure is 12 years old.
For most people, this tour is a big adventure. We try to go as far and high on the glacier as we can safely go in the time we have. How far and high we go always depends on the conditions of the glacier and the conditions of the group that day.
There may be some use of ropes on this tour to reach some places but it’s not certain. There is no ice climbing on this tour.
If you are looking for more of an adrenaline filled experience with a lot of rope work and climbing then you might want to consider a private tour, then we can customize the tour fully to your needs.
Photos from our glacier adventure tours
Reviews from our guests
- Angelica Facelli
Just an incredible experience. Oddur, the guide, was very nice, friendly and prepared. He was aware to make us enjoy the whole experience. The small group is the best choice... read more
February 14, 2022Valentina Facelli
The experience itself of walking on the glacier is amazing. But doing it with a small company as the one Oddur has, it's just perfect! We were 6 friends and... read more
February 14, 2022Anča Pávová
Love these guys! Katy was nice, prepared and funny. She knows much about the glacier, its “life” and Iceland. They have great time set up for hikes, we avoided other... read more
October 28, 2021
- Pablo Durán Puente
Super good experience, small group, Oddur was a great guide, super kind and happy. It was the greatest experience in my holidays in Iceland.
Much better than bigger companies which are... read more
October 28, 2021Daniel Fletcher
The glacier tour was really great! Super informative and really safe, especially for kids. Our guide was fantastic. 10 out of 10 would recommend!
October 28, 2021Vít Holešinský
Professional guide service from Kateřina. One of the best experience on our tour in Iceland. 5*/5* Recomend this tour with this company! CZ: Vřele doporučuji, bylo to super !!!!!!! 🙂
September 28, 2021
- Stavrula Perdikisová
I highly recommend the glacier adventure tour. It was an amazing experience with super nice guide, that knows a lot about the glacier.😊🗻
September 28, 2021Amit Patel
My wife and I booked the 3 hour glacier hike. It did not disappoint. Our guide was Katherina. She was very knowledgeable about the glaciers and as we had extra... read more
September 28, 2021Thomas Bergerot
We had an amazing time during our long tour with Oddur. He was kind, patient, taking time explaining everything. The small groups are a real plus. I highly recommend the... read more
August 28, 2021
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