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Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

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Skaftafell, Iceland
Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover one of the gems of southern Iceland on this glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park. Head from Skaftafell to the edge of the spectacular Vatnajokull glacier. Learn how to use your climbing equipment, then hike out through the glacier valley and up onto the ice. Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond. During your family-friendly trip, learn how glaciers are formed and marvel at the scale of the mighty glacier.
  • Take a walk on the Vatnajokull Glacier on a half-day tour
  • Learn about glacial geology from your knowledgeable tour guide
  • All necessary equipment included and no previous experience required
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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Small group guarantee
Certified glacier guide
Guided glacier tour
Specialized glacier gear
Food & drinks
Hiking boots (Available for rent)

Departure Point

Skaftafell, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, East Region

Departure Point: Arctic Adventures Booking Hut in Skaftafell National Park (next to the Visitor Center). Directions: Skaftafell is located just off of the main ring road, on road #998. Skaftafell is approximately 4.5-5 hours east of Reykjavik and 1.5 hours west of Höfn.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • This tour departs from Arctic Adventures Booking Hut in Skaftafell (gray house with the turf roof). Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.
  • Minimum age of 8, and minimum shoe size of EUR 35.
  • Iceland is known for colorful weather. It can sometimes show you all 4 seasons in one day. Dressing for this sort of weather can be a challenge so we always recommend to dress in layers.
  • You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hike. If you do not own a pair then we rent out good hiking boots as well as a waterproof clothing at our hut in Skaftafell for a small fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell.
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What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell.

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Reviews

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star-4
Very good tour !
eliseth
, Aug 2021
Well equiped by the team and with good explanations when we were on the glacier. Thanks to May for her last tour 😉. We really appreciated this tour in small coup (12 persons). It's an Amazing experience to walk on the glacier !
star-4
Great experience but expected longer on the ice.
James_F
, Jul 2021
Walking in the ice was great and our guide May was really good. However, there was a lot of faffing up front so the time on the ice was less than an hour and we didn’t make it very far up. I think this was partly due to having one lady who couldn’t walk far in our group. We didn’t get up close to the crevasses which was a shame.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Discovery of alive glacier
Brengre_G
, Jul 2021
Our guide , Barbara, show us a wonderfall face of à glacier . We walk on the ice during more than two hours and this expérience was fantastic. We discover also how a glacier can be dangerous and brittle in the same time.
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience
Ldesai
, Jul 2021
Our guide Barbara was fantastic, she was patient knowledgeable and funny. I highly recommend this trip for every age group with good physical fitness. I am above 60 and was getting used to walking with crampons but once you got it, it is fine.
star-5
Enjoyed the tour very much. Best...
emmylou
, Jun 2017
Enjoyed the tour very much. Best experience in Iceland. We had so much fun. Our tour guide Mark has been awesome. He's talented and very knowledgeable. Definitely a must do when in Iceland.
star-4
It was great and unique experience...
Kwan K
, Oct 2016
It was great and unique experience, but wish it was little bit longer. Out of total 3-hour length, we only walked over the glacier little less than 1 hour.
star-5
A phenomenal experience, truly the...
Robert K
, Oct 2016
A phenomenal experience, truly the highlight of my Icelandic adventure!
star-5
Fantastic experience. Safe...
Atheendar V
, Oct 2016
Fantastic experience. Safe, relatively easy going hike with a very knowledgable guide. Perhaps our favorite experience in Iceland, which at baseline was incredible to begin with! Well worth the time and money.
star-5
The glacier hike was great. Not too...
maoz2473
, Sep 2016
The glacier hike was great. Not too short and not too long. We got explanation how glacier are created. Walked with crampons on the glacier. Saw moulins. Drank testy glacier water. And more... This great job was done by our guide. Danny from Sweden. Thanks for the great experience!
star-5
The tour is definitely the highlight...
mankitkoo
, Jun 2016
The tour is definitely the highlight of our Iceland trip. Was not too physical and the Glacier water tastes great! Our guide is informative and friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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