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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

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  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
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10 am Skaftafell Glacier HikeMost Popular
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
US$91.73
11 am Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
US$91.73
1 pm Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.
US$91.73
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Overview
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 Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell National Park under the watchful eye of your guide who provides safety briefings and all necessary equipment.
What to Expect

At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Reykjavik. After a 15-minute drive, you'll arrive at the tip of the Svínafellsjökull 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 Svínafellsjökull 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Enjoyable hike

Good time hiking the glacier outfitted with axe, crampons, and a great guide. Fun morning despite another group in our tour not being able to follow directions.

2  Thank Heidi O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Hike on the Glacier with Agnes!

My 2 friends and I did the 3-hour glacier hike and had a great time! Several of us thought it was the highlight of our time in Iceland. We specifically loved our guide - Agnes! She was very knowledgeable and did a great job of...More

1  Thank Natalie Savoie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Glacier Hike

I greatly enjoyed my glacier hike in Skaftafell with Troll - the guides were enthusiastic and the hike is manageable for all. Highly recommended! Oh and the views were great too - why wouldn't you want to hike on a glacier??? Our group went up...More

1  Thank Nathan_R_1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glorious trip!

We managed to hike our way up ice (in itself a crazy idea) and it felt incredibly safe and enjoyable the whole time.

2  Thank Tanika M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Once in a lifetime experience with the best guide ever!

Getting out of the city was so worth it for this experience! I went on a tour with Stephanie, and she was nothing short of amazing. As someone with no glacier experience whatsoever, I was a bit nervous about it. Stephanie guided us through everything...More

2  Thank Maria B
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Tanika M
26 July 2018|
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Response from alexis f | Reviewed this property |
Hey Tanika They'll give you proper shoes there that you can use with crampons, so no need to worry :)
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diane1428
16 July 2018|
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Response from anthon j | Reviewed this property |
There are bus trips going there but it takes 7 hours,by car it takes at least 4 hours. Unless you are ok with hitch hiking you are probably gonna need a rental car to see everything in Iceland along the ring road
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fm345
23 June 2018|
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Response from Anna H | Reviewed this property |
Our group had both... it's the crampons that attach to your shoes that's the issue. So if your shoes come up quite high on your ankles, you'll be fine.
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