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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group provided by Troll Expeditions

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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 20/07/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Take the worry out of embarking on a glacier hike by booking this stress-free tour, led by a certified guide and accessible to even those with no experience. Prebook your tour to ensure your preferred time slot and explore the icy wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier in Skaftafell National Park under the watchful eye of your guide who provides safety briefings and all necessary equipment.
  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All equipment included
What to Expect
At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Skaftafell. After a short drive, arrive at the tip of the Vatnajökull glacier tongue where your guide provides necessary equipment, including crampons and ice axes, and performs a safety briefing. As you hike across the ice formations and ridges of Vatnajökull glacier tongue, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland's largest and most voluminous ice cap, learn the basics of rope work and listen as your guide teaches you about the natural phenomena you experience. The area has been formed over thousands of years by volcanic eruptions and on a clear day you can see the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnjúkur. Enjoy ample time to explore the ice sculptures and gaze into deep crevasses and moulins that can reach all the way down to the bottom of the glacier. Your tour ends back at the original departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Short Drive to the Glacier Outlet
  • All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
  • Small Group (12 Participants Max)
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jok240 wrote a review Jul 2020
Geneva, Switzerland17 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent trip with enthusiastic guide - all kit provided and good explanations about how to use crampons. Timewise we had longer than three hours so well worth the money David was the guide
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Date of experience: July 2020
J F wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was a carefully planned hike..... By Tallis. We were a group that had mixed hiking abilities. Some needed more help than others like me and he was there to help us through the difficult bits. Made sure we got back to our tour bus safely. He is very passionate about the
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Lotta wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Me and my family went on this glacier hike and we all loved it! There was a beautiful view and an excellent guide Ryan. He was very kind and funny. Great place to take some photos!
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Arndis S wrote a review Jul 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland7 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent tour. Highly recomended by mine teenagers as well as their parents and grandmother. This tour will be remembered.
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Tamara M wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions
Our guide José told us a lot about Iceland, gletschers and volcanoes. We were very lucky to have a really small group (just 3 persons). The climb down into a crevice to get a look at blue ice was really cool!! The walk is quite doable, even if you're not an experienced hiker.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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A fantastic day. Company highly recommended!
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Terrific guidance on an unforgettable experience
We had a really fantastic afternoon with the three spanish musketeers David, Xavi and his brother. In spite of gett
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Iceland is beautiful, but even better if you don't have to worry about driving, planning and how to get to all the
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Great memories
It was just amazing especially with Xabier. He is the best so do everything to keep this guy in the company!!! Much
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A highlight of Iceland
It was one of our Iceland highlights: standing on a glacier and drink fresh and cold glacier water. Franzy our guid
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Ice cave is a must do
The tour was great and the guides were awesome! We spent roughly 30 mins in the ice cave, but did not walk on the g
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Cold as ice
Very nice Tour! Our Guide Cordelia was a great and funny. The Adventure is very well prepared. Don‘t expect to see
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Must do on Iceland
We did the Silfra Snorkeling today and it was just amazing! Crystal clear water that is drinkable, view as far as t
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Great glacier expirience and adventure for young and old
This tour was perfect for me and my parents to explore a bit the glacier of iceland. The tour was great organized,
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Best Trip Ever!!
The tour was awesome! Our tour guide "Crazy Sven" was super fun and very knowledgable. 10/10 would go back!
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GREAT tour and even a greater guide (Xabi), we had a really wonderful time exploring the most beautiful sites and h
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Highly recommend
Had a great time with a group of friends :) Our guide David was very professional and fun and also very patient wit
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Key Details
  • Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull Glacier, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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