Glacier Hiking Adventure in Skaftafell | 5-Hour Excursion

You'll travel past blue crevasses with a certified guide on a glacier hiking tour
You'll travel with a certified glacier guide through a vast ice cap of a glacier on a glacier hiking tour from Skaftafell
At a glacier hiking tour from Skaftafell Nature Reserve, you'll see where the lush flora meets the glacier ice
You'll walk through deep crevasses on a glacier hiking tour
You'll be fitted with all necessary glacier gear before a hike, such as crampons and a helmet
You'll see deep crevasses and walls of ice on a glacier hiking tour

Come along on this fun-filled hiking day trip that takes you up an impressive glacier in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. This is the perfect excursion for those looking for a longer than usual experience on the glacier and those wanting to add a unique and thrilling twist to their Iceland vacation.

You'll meet your guide at Skaftafell Nature Reserve where you'll get to know the rest of the hikers on this tour. On this 5-hour excursion, you'll travel in a small group which will ensure a more personalised experience.

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. 

During the tour, you will be accompanied by a certified glacier guide who will tell you all about the formations of the glacier, so you can gain a deeper understanding of the mesmerizing Icelandic nature. If you have any questions about glaciers in general, then feel free to ask your guide. They like to share their knowledge of this natural phenomenon.

Heading on to the ice, you'll experience the dramatically carved landscape, and impressive ice formations and crevasses. It is an experience you won't forget. You'll also get a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains that encircle the glacier, including Iceland's highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur. This trip provides plenty of photo opportunities so make sure to bring your camera along. 

You will spend approximately 3.5 hours on the actual ice where you will get the chance to enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the area. Last but not least you'll get to behold the massive icefall, where ice crashes down the mountain towards the ocean.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Icelandic nature with this exciting glacier hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 14 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Vatnajökull, Hvannadalshnúkur, Skaftafell, Svínafellsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:30

You meet us at the departure location.
Skaftafell Information Center
  • Small group guarantee

  • A guided glacier hike

  • Certified glacier guide

  • All glacier gear needed

  • Food & drinks

  • Transport to/from Reykjavík

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Good hiking shoes (can be rented)

  • Packed lunch

Good to know:

Hiking boots should be stiff and suitable for Glacier Hiking, tour route changes frequently because of the nature of glaciers.

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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