Skaftafell: Blue Ice Experience with 2.5-Hour Glacier Walk

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49 reviews

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Skaftafell: Blue Ice Experience with 2.5-Hour Glacier Walk

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides
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From US$ 109.05 per person

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This popular glacier walk takes you to an outlet glacier, flowing like a river out of Europes biggest icecap, Vatnajökull Glacier. Experience the frozen landscape, unlike anything you have seen before, with beautiful panoramic views.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Limited to 12 participants


  • Experience the biggest glacier in Europe first hand
  • Panoramic views over the National Park
  • Navigate the majestic glacier safely with an experienced glacier guide
Full description

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 is where it all started. Operating since 1994, this easy and safe tour made the Icelandic glaciers accessible to everyone, and today, you can't really visit Iceland without going on a glacier walk.

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at our sales lodge, Skaftafell Base Camp, in Skaftafell National Park. You can see our lodge from the visitor center.

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Hiking shoes
    • Rain gear
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 49 reviews

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    Our guide Sylvia was excellent and very knowledgeable. The group was pretty large though (14 or 15), and there was thus a fair amount of time instructing and also taking turns peering into a moulin with running water on the glacier. It was very windy also that day! Glad we did this to experience a glacier.

    March 31, 2023

    This was perhaps our favorite part of our Iceland trip. An absolutely amazing experience. If you only book one excursion on the island, do this!! Antoine was our guide and we adored him. He was hilarious and knowledgeable. Entertaining in three languages. A great way to see the nature of Iceland.

    March 31, 2023

    Also die Tour an sich macht Spaß. Der Guide war sehr motiviert und unterhaltsam und hat einiges an Wissen über den Gletscher vermittelt. Ab dem Treffpunkt fährt man mit dem Bus 15-20 Minuten bis an den Einstieg des Gletschers. Jedoch ist die Wanderung grundsätzlich eher im unteren Bereich des Gletschers angesiedelt. Man sieht also ständig den braunen Boden wenn man sich umdreht. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist sehr überschaubar. Es werden Eis-Steigeisen, Helm, Gurt und Eisaxt verteilt, wobei man Letztere eher nicht braucht (aber schön für Bilder ) Alles im allen unterhaltsame Beschäftigung, aber nicht zwingend ein „must have“ auf der Durchreise

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    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 395174