Glacier Explorer Adventure from Skaftafell National Park

This moderately challenging hiking day trip takes you to the impressive Falljokull Glacier, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull glacier. Vatnajokull is the country's largest glacier as well as being the largest glacier in all Europe!

During this 5 hour tour you will be accompanied by a certified glacier guide. Your guide will provide you with a safety briefing upon arrival to the ice cap where you will also be provided with all of the necessary glacier gear to be able to safely explore the glacier. Heading on to the ice, experience dramatically carved landscape, impressive ice formations and crevasses. Get a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains that surround the glacier. You will spend approximately 3.5 hours on the actual ice where you will get the chance to enjoy vast sweeping panoramic views of the area.

Last but not least you'll get to behold the massive ice fall, with ice crashing down the mountain towards the ocean. A truly inspiring sight.

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This trip provides plenty of photo opportunities so make sure to bring your camera along. The tour is operated in a small group, limited to 12 participants per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience. Your guide will tell you all about the formations of the glacier in order for you to gain a deeper understanding of the mesmerizing glacier. If you have any questions about glaciers in general then feel free to ask your certified glacier guide. They like to share their knowledge of this natural phenomenon.

Choose between different departure times to best fit your schedule.

Remember to bring war outdoor clothing, waterproof gear, hiking shoes, packed lunch, head-wear and gloves with you on the tour. Hiking shoes, waterproof pants and waterproof jacket can also be rented directly from the operator for a small fee if needed.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:15, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00

You meet us at the departure location.
The meeting location for this tour is at the Glacier Guides Booking Hut in Skaftafell National Park (Next to the Visitor Center) 30 min. prior to departure.
  • Small group guarantee

  • A guided glacier hike on Falljokull glacier

  • Certified glacier guide

  • All glacier gear needed

  • Hiking shoes (can be rented as an extra)

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  • Transport to/from Reykjavík

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Packed lunch

Good to know:

You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing in Skaftafell.

Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.

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