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.
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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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
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
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