Guided tour

Skaftafell: Guided Glacier Hike Day Trip

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
Guided tour

Skaftafell: Guided Glacier Hike Day Trip

Activity provider: TrollExpeditions
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From US$ 142.12 per person

Likely to sell out

Reconnect with nature on a guided day trip from Skaftafell. Gear up with safety equipment and hike across the Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest ice cap, exploring its unique ice formations.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike across the Vatnajökull ice cap with a certified glacier guide
  • Get breathtaking views of Skaftafell National Park
  • Learn how glaciers are formed and hear about the impact of global warming
Full description

Enjoy a frozen adventure in the wilderness of Skaftafell and hike across a stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull in the company of an expert guide. Get a short safety briefing and collect all the necessary equipment at the meeting point. Then, marvel at the majesty of the landscape on the short hike to the ice cap. Put on your crampons for security out on the ice. See different formations, including deep crevasses and ice sculptures, and get panoramic views over Skaftafell National Park. Learn how glaciers are formed and hear how their future is under threat as a result of global warming.

Get an introduction to more advanced stages of glacier hiking before heading back to the meeting point.

  • Tour guide
  • Glacier equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axes)
  • Free parking
  • A taste of pure glacial water
  • Small-group experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Meet at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell, Hof.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Helmet

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly with warm and waterproof clothes in layers
  •  Waterproof pants, jackets, and hiking boots are available for rent if you don't have your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 442 reviews

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Absolutely beautiful palace

Hiking in the glaciers is an absolute must if you are traveling to Iceland! The experience was fantastic from the beginning to the end. Our guide, Martin, made the experience even more fantastic, where we had short breaks in-between for storytelling and to also explain mind-blowing facts about the nature and geology of Iceland. Martin also explained step-by-step of how to use the safety equipments and he makes everyone comfortable. Martin also take nice pictures and videos! I have done ice climbing before but this experience is also suitable for beginners as there is nothing strenuous. Go for it! Martin, keep rocking!

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February 23, 2023

The excursion was incredible. I went with my partner and I highly recommend it. We were on the Glacier for about 3 and a half hours. Pascal is the best guide, shield the employment contract. He is enthusiastic and fun. He tried to understand himself and speak to us in Spanish. First you go to the base where they give you the material, then you drive 10 minutes to the glacier lagoon and there you walk 10 minutes to the beginning of the tongue, you put on your crampons and start to climb, you stop, spectacular views, indescribable scenery, Pascal explains everything to you as you do the excursion and finally you have lunch at the highest point allowed and then you go down again. 100% recommended

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January 13, 2023

Our tour was a 5-hour glacier hike (3-3.5 hours on ice). We covered quite a bit distance. The tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide (Sammie) is excellent. She covered everything PLUS a little bit more (let's keep it a secret so that it doesn't spoil your tour) ! We had a great time on the glacier.

November 3, 2022

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