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Glacier Hiking Adventure

Glacier Explorer

With crampons on foot and ice axe in hand, get intimate with the ancient ice formations of Europe's largest glacier!

Price from 15.990 ISK per person.

Tour highlights
  • Glacier hike
  • Falljökull glacier
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Small group guarantee

Rated: Moderate.
Duration:  Approximately 5 hours.
Meeting time: 30 minutes before tour start.
Minimum age: 15 years.
Included: Guided glacier hiking tour with a certified glacier guide and all specialized glacier gear needed.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Note: Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented and paid for online.
Please note: Departure from our Skaftafell booking center (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.
This product is also available as a private tour, for more information click here.

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    Our world-renowned “Glacier Explorer” in-depth glacier adventure takes you to Falljökull, one of the most impressive outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap.We will take an inspiring walk along a winding path through the dramatically changing landscape carved out by the glacier. Arriving at the tongue of the glacier, we will gear up on crampons. With your guide leading the way, you will soon be exploring an impressive terrain, walking through a wonderland of ice formations and brilliant blue colors.

    You will enjoy vast, sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the amazing crevasse system. Depending on the glacier conditions we will enter the rugged and chaotic icefall where it tumbles over the side of the underlying mountain and down towards the ocean. Imagine that, standing in an actual icefall, up close and personal with the ancient ice.

    This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a deep understanding of this magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change shape every day.
    Check out our most popular trip from Skaftafell, Glacier Grand Slam it combines glacier hiking with boating on the Glacier Lagoon.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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