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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the necessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.98
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$70.98
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Good experience walking at glacier

We had fun and great time at Glacier & our tour guide was so helpful. Lucky we’re the first group arrived, so it was not so crowded. Thank you so much.

frogfish009, Oct 2019

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Full-Day Mt Snaefell Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Full-Day Mt Snaefell Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Climb the 700,000-year-old Mt. Snaefell in eastern Iceland on this full day adventure tour. At 6,014 feet (1,833 meters), Snaefell is the tallest mountain outside the glacier region. Climb the west side of the mountain with an experienced guide who shares facts and stories about the area. On a clear day, it’s possible to see half of Iceland from the summit.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$417.10
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$417.10

Puffin and Seal Watching Tour from Breiddalsvik

Puffin and Seal Watching Tour from Breiddalsvik

This is a great choice for wildlife fans. Discover the magic of Iceland’s waters by going on a puffin and seal watching tour from Breiddalsvik. No need to worry about bringing anything with you as protective clothing is provided, as well as light refreshments. Get access to incredible views, and as an added perk, there’s a possibility of trying sea angling too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.42
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$103.42

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hiking (from Djúpivogur)

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Glacier Hiking (from Djúpivogur)

We will pick you up from the port in Djúpivogur. Then, we will head to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Floating on the lagoon are enormous icebergs, moving with the waves towards the river mouth. The white and blue icebergs give off a calming crackling sound as they float around in the lagoon. You will have plenty of time to take in the views from shore. From here, you will hop onto a monster truck which will bring you to the foot of the largest glacier in Europe for your glacier hiking (or Blue Ice Cave Exploration). Blue Ice Cave is a rare and hugely popular part of winter in Iceland. This tour is for anyone who would like to explore the little-seen phenomenon of a naturally formed ice cave or anyone who wants to feel the frosty air on their cheeks as they enjoy the wilderness of Iceland. As the day comes to an end, we will drop you off at the port in Djúpivogur.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$522.20
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$522.20
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Wilderness Hike in Eastern Iceland from Egilsstadir

Wilderness Hike in Eastern Iceland from Egilsstadir

Hike up this beautiful valley and on our hike many waterfalls are to be seen, the valley leads us into the wilderness of East Iceland.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.91
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Blue Ice Cave Exploration (from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon)

Blue Ice Cave Exploration (from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon)

Get an intimate glimpse of one of Iceland’s famous ice caves on this half-day hiking excursion on the Vatna Glacier. Get there easily with included transfer via super jeep, then strap on your crampons, clip on your helmet, and set off along icy trails deep into the frozen landscape, benefiting throughout from the supervision and expert knowledge of your professional guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.75
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Full-Day Mt Dyrfjoll Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Full-Day Mt Dyrfjoll Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

The jagged peak of Mt Dyrfjoll is the home of the ‘Elf Queen’ according to Icelandic folklore, and lies along Iceland’s remote east coast. On this tour, set out on a challenging full-day hike to the summit, accompanied by a local guide, and be rewarded with spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, glaciers, and lakes.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.09
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Private Day Tour - Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & Secret Glacier (incl. flight)

Private Day Tour - Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & Secret Glacier (incl. flight)

Start your day watching the sunrise on your flight from Reyjkavik to Hofn. Be awed as the sunlight light up the mountains and glaciers on this out-of-the-world landscape. Be amazed by the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon from Hofn. Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs as you explore the area. Add some sparkles to your day at the Diamond Black Sand Beach. Explore some secret glaciers in the Vatnajökull National Park where the largest glacier in Europe lies. Bring your day to the perfect close with a sunset flight back to Reykjavik. • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach and Secret Glacier • Private tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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  • 11 hours
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$911.82
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$911.82
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Full-Day Nature and Culture Super Jeep Tour in East Iceland

Full-Day Nature and Culture Super Jeep Tour in East Iceland

This day tour begins with a visit to the town of Breiðdalsvík and a local business. You will journey through pure Icelandic nature, visiting some beautiful hidden treasures of Austurland. The tour gives you the best of both worlds- nature and culture, giving you a good sense of Icelandic everyday life and culture while visiting a local home and the community church.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$387.04
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$387.04

Super Jeep Tour - The Eastfjord (from Djúpivogur)

Super Jeep Tour - The Eastfjord (from Djúpivogur)

We will pick you up from the Port of Djúpivogur in the morning. Start your day with a gorgeous photostop at Almannaskard and two viking village prop for movies. Then drive along the coast and enjoy the scenery. There are many waterfalls along the way, Sveinsstekksfoss, Folaldafoss, Flögufoss, just to name a few. Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful fjords of eastern Iceland. Visit a very interesting place at Eggin i Gledivik where eggs of various sizes line the shore. At the end of the fascinating day, we will drop you off at Port of Djúpivogur. Minimum of 2 people per departure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$428.21
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Full-Day Canyon Hiking Tour Egilsstaðir

Full-Day Canyon Hiking Tour Egilsstaðir

This is an excellent choice for travelers who enjoy spending time in nature. Explore the outdoor beauty of Egilsstadir in a safe way—a hiking tour with a guide to take care of navigating, so you don’t get lost. Discover hidden sites that you likely wouldn’t find alone, such as intricate rock formations, waterfalls, and impressive caves.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$344.30
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Full-Day Valley of the Thieves Tour from Laugarfell

Full-Day Valley of the Thieves Tour from Laugarfell

This isolated valley is deep in the wilderness of East Iceland, between Mt Snaefell and Vatnajokull glacier. You will see how the glacier shapes the land and often are reindeer's in that area.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.18
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$285.18

Full-Day Hike in the Vatnajokull National Park from Laugarfell

Full-Day Hike in the Vatnajokull National Park from Laugarfell

During this small-group hiking excursion through Vatnajökull National Park, you'll venture deep into the Icelandic wilderness, with a rugged, 4WD vehicle giving you off-road access to off-the-beaten-track terrain. Get a unique opportunity to explore remote, untrodden landscapes, then top off your hike with a refreshing soak in the hot baths of Laugarfell.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.90
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$216.90

Fishing in Iceland

Fishing in Iceland

Depending on the weather and tides, the guide will bring you to a secret and natural river or lake to try out fishing in nature. Along the way, you might need to drive across some rivers before you arrive at the fishing spot. For beginners, the guide will teach you how to set up the rode, how the different rodes work and how to fish. Then, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and wait. It might be 2 minutes, 10 minutes or more but since our guide is an expert fisherman, we seldom go home empty handed. Enjoy the thrill of reeling in your catch and of course enjoy a good meal out of it (or them) if you wish to keep your catch. You also have the option for sea-angling (on the dock, so no sea-sick) if you select the full day tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.63
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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.97
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Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell

Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice. • Evening departure (June - August) If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.64
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Evening Glacier Walk from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

Evening Glacier Walk from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice. • Evening departure (June - August) If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.28
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$87.28

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for this tour never exceeds 6 people. • Exclusive cave The cave we visit is too far away for the big crowds, enjoy the crystal blue cave for yourself. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.36
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$171.36

Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

Smallest group size of all nearby operators - maximum 8 persons in a group. 4x4 transport - We drive as close as possible to the glacier in our modified Land Rover Defender. Certified guides - all our guides have a certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides).
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

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Visit a natural ice cave and explore an Icelandic glacier with the opportunity to take as many pictures as you like! Glacial ice caves are a beautiful natural creation and a must-see when visiting the south of Iceland. We take small groups of people on personalised trips into an ice cave which is located in Skaftafell. We provide you with the necessary glacier and safety equipment, then we will walk for about 20 minutes to the front of the glacier, which is where we strap our crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are on we walk up to the ice cave and spend as much time as you would like in the cave taking pictures and admiring the inside of the glacial ice. Once we have been to the cave we then go and explore further up the glacier where we will encounter the amazing blue colour of the ice and its impressive features. We will complete a loop on the glacier and then return back to where we started from.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00

Long Glacier Hike

Long Glacier Hike

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Spending five hours on the ice means we can search for new ice caves, focus on photography, try ice climbing, access and hike though exciting terrain with the support of ropes for safety, chat in depth about Vatnajökull national park and its wonders, and much more!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00

Short Glacier Hike

Short Glacier Hike

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The short tour is the perfect tour for those who have limited time or wish to experience the beauty of an Icelandic glacier with a relaxed approach. We begin by providing you with the necessary equipment then we take a scenic walking route through the mossy valley and up to the front of the glacier where we strap crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are strapped on tight we begin to head up the glacier, enjoying the stunning views as we go. Whilst keeping you safe we will also be on the lookout for interesting ice formations for you to photograph and admire. We take the time to explain how the glacier and its formations are created and why Vatnajökull is a very unique place. The short glacier tour is a great introduction to an Icelandic glacier and suitable for most people as we usually spend approximately two hours on the ice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Ridge top hike

Ridge top hike

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The ridge top hike is a unique experience that features mind blowing views of Icelands tallest volcano and largest glacier, exhilarating hiking and a challenging but rewarding day in the mountains!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

Ice Climbing Expedition

Ice Climbing Expedition

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“We live in the mountains. The mountains is where we are from, where we grew up, where we work and where we play. Vatnajökull is our back yard and we are just as enthusiastic to explore this ever changing environment as you are.” Glacier and Volcano Expeditions is an owner-operator style company and our main focus is to provide the highest possible standard of experience in Iceland. We back that up by providing our guests with guides that have many years of experience, are passionate alpinists and photographers and live permanently in the area. We take pride in introducing our guests to the incredible Vatnajökull National Park, where we guide the majority of our tours. Glacier hiking, ice cave tours, ice climbing, skiing trips, photography expeditions and volcano hikes are just some of the options that we have available, however our main speciality is guiding private and custom tours.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Private tour

Private tour

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We take pride in offering the highest possible standard of experience here in Vatnajökull National Park which is why we specialise in private and custom expeditions. Private tours are the best tours, hands down. When taking a private tour we have complete flexibility to provide you with the exact experience that suits your style, on your clock.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.00
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$270.00

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