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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell

  • An experienced guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All necessary equipment is provided
  • Suitable for beginner and experienced climbers
Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell
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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell
To the inexperienced, embarking upon a glacier hike and ice climb sounds intimidating. However, in the safe hands of a guide, this half-day adventure is suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Your guide provides all the guidance and equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, to get you confidently onto the ice to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and ice formations. All you need is your own hiking boots.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins by making your own way to Skaftafell Visitor Center parking lot where you'll meet your guide and group. Your guide then drives you to Svínafellsjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland.

Before you step onto the ice to begin your glacier expedition, your guide provides all necessary equipment and offers important ice climbing guidance and instructions.

Explore the ice formations and moulins and listen to your guide as they explain how they were formed and are constantly changing. Get ready to pump some adrenaline as you climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons; worry free and in the safe hands of an experienced guide at all times.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glacier hike & climb @ Skaftafell - terrific!

It was advertised that we'd be 6 people maximum and ended up being 4 + guide, which is perfect when you want the allround experience. When I arrived, they told us the tour might not happen, since the bad weather caused their usual glacier to...More

2  Thank JulieSteenlant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perfect 4 hours of my life!

Everything was perfect! Great company and tour guide Bjartur! Glacier Hike & Ice Climbing was one of the best experiences of a lifetime! I am not a hiker at all and I was nervous I wont be able to climb, I ended up exceeding my...More

2  Thank Zaneta M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great excursion

These guys were great and we had an awesome day on the glacier. Oscar and Hinrik were our guides and they did a great job working with every age and level in our group. Equipment was modern and well maintained. Great event for our group...More

1  Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Knowledgeable guides and great experience

When we showed up at the Troll trailer in the parking lot, it was kind of chaotic, with 3 tours gearing up and leaving around the same time. However, after the first 2 tours left, we were greeted by our guide, Brynjar. He was very...More

Thank Bibiana B
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike Tour

This was an incredible tour. Our guides, Michael and Oskar, were very friendly and thorough. They provided boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and helmet-make sure to bring good rain gear and gloves. We had a nice short walk up to the glacier, then geared up...More

1  Thank timothypatterson8
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