Walking distance & elevation gain:
~7-10 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.
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
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