Adventure

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 125 per person

Explore the breathtaking outlets of Europe's largest glacier on a unique small-group glacier hike in the company of an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Marvel at Skaftafell and its surrounding mountainous landscapes on a 4x4 drive
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Jeep / suv
  • Crampons
  • Photos taken by the guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Date

    Meeting point

    There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • This tour may be canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, in which case you will be offered a full refund
    • Minimum shoe size to fit our crampons is size 34 EUR
    • There is free parking available at the meeting point
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 134 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5

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    Sigurpol and Kalia were amazing guides, taking us through the beautiful glacier. Plenty of blue ice, crevices and other interesting things. Was my first time and an enjoyable experience I would recommend to everyone. Only reasonable fitness required. Also we were driven to the glacier meaning more time on the ice. Great service and nice company to deal with.

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    June 3, 2022

    The smaller group size was perfect, as we got to move faster and see more of the glacier. We got driven to a very close drop-off point right by the glacier, so most of the 3 hours were spent actually on the glacier. Our guide was incredibly nice and knowledgeable! Overall, an unforgettable experience (and a great workout)!

    May 22, 2022

    Our small group consisted of our family (3 people). This gave us a very personal, individual tour of the glacier. It was fascinating. There was always enough peace and quiet to take photos. The guide was very friendly, super competent and always helpful. I can only recommend this tour to everyone. Great.

    April 24, 2022

    Product ID: 329536