Falljökull

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Falljökull: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Skaftafell: 3.5-Hour Glacier Walk

    1. Skaftafell: 3.5-Hour Glacier Walk

    You will meet your qualified glacier guide in Skaftafell National Park, where you will be outfitted with crampons and an ice ax. When everyone is ready, a short bus ride will take us to the foot of the glacier. During the tour, you will explore one of Vatnajökull National Park's many outlet glaciers, extending from the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. After a short lesson on how to use the crampons and ice ax, you will step onto the glacier and be transported to an icy, foreign planet. The unique landscape truly seems out of this world, with white, clear and deep blue ice, deep crevasses, ice ridges and stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. We will take our time and make sure there are plenty of photo opportunities while your guide explains the inner workings of these white giants. Glacier walks are one of the most popular outdoor activities in Iceland and this ...

    Amazing!!!! August was the best. He took us to secret pathways and we saw amazing glaciers.

  • Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

    2. Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

    Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier.

    At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools.

    Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

    This trip was awesome!! The guide Tamara was so interesting and told us so much about the ice lagoon. I feel lucky to visit it and recommend it to everyone. SAFE AND adventurous.

  • Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

    3. Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

    Explore the glacier of Falljökull, an outlet from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Travel with your guide through the beautiful surrounding area in a modified Land Rover Defender. Climb to the base of Falljökull outlet glacier. At the edge, your guide will show you how to put on the crampons and explain the safety guidelines of hiking on a glacier. After receiving these instructions, your glacier adventure truly begins. Travel safely through the beginning part of the glacier, and then towards the less explored part of the glacier. Discover stunning ice formations in the higher part of the glacier as you are guided through parts fitting both the conditions of the glacier and the group. Be prepared to be secured in a rope and take on some light climbing or rappelling where there are no fixed routes higher up on the glacier. As you reach the highest point that is safely accessibl...

    Oddur was a wonderful guide with a lot of knowledge and experience. It was an awesome tour and I'd definitely do it again.

  • Vatnajökull: Short Glacier Encounter Walk

    4. Vatnajökull: Short Glacier Encounter Walk

    This glacier encounter tour is the perfect introduction to Icelandic glaciers, hiking on the picturesque Falljökull glacier, an outlet glacier of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The meeting point is at Freysnes gas station in the South-East of Iceland. The tour begins with a transfer by a 4x4 SuperJeep through the glacier valley that gets you as close to the base of the glacier as possible, reducing the time spent on accessing the glacier and maximising the time exploring up on the ice. After a short walk to get to the ice, your guide will teach you how to put on your crampons and how to use your ice axe. After a short safety speech you are ready to go on the ice. The hike in total is around 1.5 km and you will spend around 1 hour on the ice. The total duration of the tour is 2.5 to 3 hours. Along the way, your guide will be pointing out some of the fascinating natural features ...

  • Skaftafell: Ice Cave and Glacier Hike Small Group Tour

    5. Skaftafell: Ice Cave and Glacier Hike Small Group Tour

    After meeting your certified glacier guide at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, you will be given all the required glacier and safety equipment. From there, ride in a modified 4x4 Land Rover Defender to the base of the glacier. Here you will be instructed on how to use and wear the glacier gear before starting your hike towards the blue ice cave. Your guide will safely lead you over the lower part of Falljökull and onto Virkisjökull where you will spend the rest of the tour. You will pass multiple moulins, crevasses, and other stunning features of the glacier and hear multiple stories of the glaciers and surrounding area before reaching an incredibly blue ice tunnel. Your group will have 15-30 minutes at the cave, giving you plenty of time to take in the surreal beauty before starting the descent down the glacier. After the hike back down the glacier, you will be driven safely back ...

    We've had an excellent experience on the glacier and with Melrakki. Due to bad weather we were given the choice between the long tour or a shorter one. We opted for the shorter one of 3 hours. The young and very experienced owner, Oddur, took us straight to the foot of the glacier where we had a beautiful and exciting tour with loads of information. The description of the tour is very honest, the small group of 6 was perfect and made personal contact with Oddur and the rest of the group easy. Because of the shorter tour we almost immediately got a refund. I would recommend Melrakki to everyone looking for a great glacier experience

  • Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

    6. Vatnajökull: Half-Day Falljökull Glacier Discovery Hike

    Discover the natural beauty of Iceland on a thrilling hike that takes you through crevices and icefalls of the Falljökull glaciers located inside the Vatnajökull National Park. Meet your guides, hop on the 4X4 Super Jeep, and start your journey through picturesque landscapes and up to the base of Falljökull, one of the outlet glaciers of the vast Vatnajökull ice cap.  Get a unique perspective of the glacier as you drive into the glacier valley. Once inside, you will learn how to use crampons and have a short safety briefing before embarking up onto the ice. Spend the next 3 hours hiking through the stunning icefall, which Falljökull is famous for. Look closely and be amazed by the fascinating features of the ice. Learn about the geology, geography, and history of the local area as you are led to the highest point to marvel at the unforgettable views of the glacier valley. This tour ...

    This was an amazing experience. Very knowledgeable guide. We were able to experience the glacier in a way we could never have otherwise.

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What people are saying about Falljökull

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 95 reviews

Fantastic guide, Franzy, was super friendly and had great facts to share about the glacier. This tour is perfect because they drive you right up to the glacier so you don't have to walk through the valley, thus spending more time actually on the glacier. All necessary gear is included, too. Group size is perfect--you don't end up waiting around for lots of people to get it together. We did the 9:00 tour and had the glacier to ourselves, so nice. Definitely book this one!!

We had an amazing experience on our glacier hike, our tour guide was great. She explained everything from how to wear the gear to how to walk on the glacier. She was very knowledgeable, patient, nice and helpful!!

This trip was awesome!! The guide Tamara was so interesting and told us so much about the ice lagoon. I feel lucky to visit it and recommend it to everyone. SAFE AND adventurous.

Highly recommend! They were easy to work with, allowed us to reschedule when bad weather came up, and we had a knowledgable guide. Great experience

The guide girl was super nice and the tour amazing. Having a little group was the key. I hardly recommend booking this tour.