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Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell

  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
Three-Hour Small Group Glacier Hike in Skaftafell
US$95 per adult
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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$94.07 per adult
3 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$94.07 per adult
2 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$94.07 per adult
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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 2 days ago via mobile
Fun beginners adventure on the glacier

A really fun hike on the Vatnajökull glacier with our humorous guide Trym. He made it a fun experience and told us a lot about the glacier. We even got some “fake” ice climbing pictures even though we technically didn’t try ice climbing haha. Something...More

Thank anthon j
Reviewed 6 days ago
Highlight of my trip to Iceland

I went on this hike with my fiancee, and it was the highlight of our trip. We got lucky and ended up with a private hike. Our guide, Bjartur (aka Bright), was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure that we were both going at...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome Glacier Hike With Vincenzo

We has a great experience doing this glacier hike. It was conducted in a professional, fun and safe manner by our expert guide, Vincenzo. Lots of great photo opportunities and amazing natural beauty. All in all a great day.

Thank Viamontelane
Troll Expeditio... I, Public Relations Manager at Troll Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

HI Viamontelane Vincenzo is a great guide and amazing photographer. We're happy you had a good time with him :D

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Trip highlight!

What a unique adventure! Vincenzo was a wonderful guide and cared about everyone’s safety. He was wonderful with the 8 year old in our group. I highly recommend going through Troll - they provide helmets and all the guides have radios. Book an early tour...More

Thank Winslow5289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
V enjoyable glacial hike

We’re so happy to have Jess guiding us on the glacial hike. She’s not just professional but also very friendly and cheerful. We laughed a lot during the whole journey. She’s also taken the time to take us to her favorite spot, a v picturesque...More

1  Thank hkcat
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16 July 2018|
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
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.
22 April 2018|
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Operators with this group all required wearing of helmets as a safety precaution and I didn't see a group where people didn't have helmets. At the entrance to the glacier there was a sign stating all the safety requirements... More
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