Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell | Easy Difficulty

Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell | Easy Difficulty
A naturally formed ice cave on Svínafellsjökull.
Skaftafell Nature Reserve once had National Park status in its own right.
Your glacier guide will ensure you can safely travel over Svínafellsjökull.
The glacier has carved out a valley in Vatnajökull National Park.
Sunglasses protect your eyes from the glare of the sun against the ice.
Blue ice is more common on the glaciers of Iceland in winter.

Reach new peaks with this highly popular Blue Ice Experience, hiking and climbing on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, situated within Skaftafell Nature Reserve, in southeast Iceland.

You will begin your adventure at the Sales Lodge, next to the National Park Visitor's Centre, fifteen minutes prior to the tour departure. It is highly advised that you bring with you: rain gear, hiking boots and warm clothing. Both boots and rain gear can be rented on site, for a small fee.

At the beginning of your 2-hour tour, your experienced mountaineering guide will run through the basic principles of glacier hiking, ensuring your safety on the ice, and will teach you about the formation of the glacier, as well as life in the Skaftafell Nature Reserve.

They will also instruct you as to how to properly use crampons and ice axes, two required pieces of kit for this tour. Whilst this instruction occurs, the mountain peaks and the glistening blue glacier stretch out in a fantastic vista around you. When you're all kitted up for the hike, your guide will start the hike.

Your guides will lead you through a natural Eden of periwinkle blue ice ridges, deep crevasses and intricately formed ice sculptures. Throughout your tour, the surrounding scenery of Vatnajökull National Park is destined to take your breath away.

Grab your jacket and hike into a glacial wonderland! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajökull, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 09:30, 09:45, 10:00, 10:30, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 15:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the Skaftafell Visitor Centre Vatnajökull National) 20 min. prior to departure
  • Guiding services

  • Glacier gear

  • Safety equipment

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Rain gear

  • Hiking boots

Good to know:

Minimum shoe size is 34EU (3US). The crampons needed for this tour do not safely fit a smaller shoe size.

Loading prices and availabilities
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees