Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

Activity provider: Melrakki Adventures

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
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Vatnajökull visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by jeep / suv

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Photos taken by the guide

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'.

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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 181 reviews

Review summary

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The best experience of the trip with the best possible guide, Antuan. He made it something different from the rest of the groups and we walked through very special areas. Time flew by and we were able to take advantage of everything thanks to him. I thought it would only be an hour on the glacier and not at all, it was more than two hours. Super happy and on top of that it convinced me to do things that I thought I couldn't because of fear and now I'm glad I did. Walking on the glacier is something super special and that you should take advantage of if you go to Iceland, especially with this real company. there is no other better

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September 28, 2022

Our guide Tom guided us very well and was able to tell a lot of interesting things about glaciers and ice formation. We were brought very close to the glacier by jeep. The large groups had to park much further in front and had to walk a correspondingly long way to the glacier.

August 25, 2022

Excursion of 3 hours in total, 2 hours are on the route through the glacier and the other hour of explanation, preparation, going and returning to the site. The route is very bearable and is not complicated. We did it in August and although it was not sunny, it was a good day and we were not cold (trekking clothes and windbreaker with a fleece lining underneath).

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 329536