Skaftafell Glacier Hiking Tour | Medium Difficulty
Join this four hour glacier hiking tour on Svínafellsjökull, which part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier, starting from Skaftafell National Park.
This is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svínafellsjökull. The glacier is hemmed in by some of Iceland's most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue up to the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnúkur and Hrútsfjall.
We will traverse zones of different glacial formations where huge water cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges and other ice formations await our discovery.
Join this popular tour to go glacier hiking from Skaftafell! Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Glacier Hiking
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Minimum age: 14 years.
- Languages: English
- Highlights: Svínafellsjökull
Svínafellsjökull in an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Europe, found within the Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Iceland's south-east.
It is one of the most popular glacier tongues to hike, with some tours upon it lasting throughout the year; ice climbing is also possible here. Because of its dramatic ridges, plunging crevasses, spectacular views and vivid blue and white colouration, it was used in Game of Thrones Season 7 to represent the harsh lands North of the Wall.
Photo above from Svinafellsjokull Glacier Hiking Tour
Departure time : 09:00, 09:30, 13:00, 13:30
Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure
Guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment
What to bring:
Warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots
Good to know:
Boots and rain gear can be rented on location.