Skaftafell Glacier Hiking

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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Skaftafell, Iceland
  • Ends Skaftafell, Iceland
  • Glacier hiking on Svínafellsjökull
  • Visiting the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull
Tie your shoelaces and put your adventure hat on because you’re heading to Svínafellsjökull glacier in south Iceland! This glacier expedition takes you on top of the breathtaking Svínafellsjökull Glacier tongue.

You will experience hiking on a glacier and learn the basics of rope work. Your guide will teach you all you need to know about the natural phenomena, outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland. The perfect expedition into the wonderland of ice formations and ridges.

You will meet your guide at the parking lot at Skaftafell Information Centre, and after a 15 minute drive, you will be at the tip of the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. You will get all the necessary safety equipment, as we provide both crampons, ice axes and other safety gear needed to make the tour both safe and enjoyable.

The glacier Svínafellsjökull is located in Skaftafell, the highest mountain range in Iceland. On a clear day, you will be able to see the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnjúkur. The area has been formed over thousands of years by influences of the volcanic eruptions and glaciers in the area, fire, and ice! Our experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

During the glacier hike, you will have plenty of 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.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the ever changing ice formations on Svínafellsjökull
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
Great guides and awesome experience
4 - Very Good
  • Hansol Lee
  • From South Korea
  • On Jan 30 2020
“Awesome experience, I feel we could have hiked a little higher, but nonetheless it was beautiful”
  • Crampons
  • Ice axes
  • Harnesses
  • Helmets
  • Certified Glacier Guide
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Transport to and from the meeting point
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Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationThis is an on location tour. You need to arrange transportation to meet our guides on the glacier. What you need to bring: Hiking boots (available for rent) Rain gear Warm clothes Gloves and hat Minimum age is 8 years old Difficulty: moderate
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