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Blue Ice Experience from Skaftafell

Duration

3 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

8 years

Region

South

Explore Falljökull glacier tongue in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Hike in a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier and learn how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You’ll explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on a breathtaking outlet glacier in Skaftafell.
  • You’ll learn more about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.
  • No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for the tour.
  • The unique experience of a glacier walk on one of the many retreating glaciers of the world is sure to leave lasting memories.

What’s included?

Included

  • Guided glacier hiking tour
  • Expert and certified local guides
  • Small group experience
  • All the necessary equipment for the glacier hiking

Not included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Falljökull glacier
  • Skaftafell

Tour itinerary

Your Glacier Walk kicks off with meeting your certified glacier guide at the Skaftafell Base next to the visitor center in Skaftafell.

After meeting your group, you will be provided with an ice axe, crampons and a harness. At the edge of the glacier, your guide will give you a short safety briefing.

On the glacier, you will experience a stunning wonderland of ice. The tour ends at the original meeting point.

Photo gallery

 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meeting point:

Skaftafell Visitor Center

GPS point for Skaftafell
N 64.016217
W 16.966664

Our Base in Skaftafell is located by the bus parking lot of Skaftafell National Park, across from the Visitor Center. When coming from the visitors’ parking lot take the path that leads to the Visitor Center, turn right at the end of the path, and then right again at the bus parking.

The parking lot is at the end of road no. 998 that branches off the main road no. 1.

Please be there 20 min before the departure of your tour.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a warm sweater is highly recommended. Wearing sturdy, waterproof boots and waterproof clothes are essential. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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12.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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