Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing
In the heart of Europe's greatest glacial playground, take your glacier adventure to the next level!
Price from 24.990 ISK per person.
- Vatnajökull national park
- Falljökull glacier
- Glacier hike
- Ice climbing
- Small group guarantee
Duration: Approximately 7 hours.
Meeting time: 30 minutes before tour start.
Minimum age: 15 years.
Included: Glacier hike, ice climbing and glacier gear.
Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
Please note: Departure from Glacier Guide’s Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof next to the Vatnajökull national park visitor center). 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. Our tours leave promptly at the departure time and no refund will be provided if you are late. Please print and complete the medical disclaimer form included with your booking voucher before arrival in Skaftafell. If you cannot print the voucher, the form must be completed upon arrival in Skaftafell.
Guide to client ratio: 1:5.
This product is also available as a private tour, for more information click here.
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This trip gives you the opportunity to go further and really explore the glacier by combining glacier hiking with Ice climbing. The Falljökull outlet glacier is one of the most impressive icefalls coming from the Vatnajökull icecap. It is a unique and beautiful environment, both rugged and raw with stunning blue ice and ever changing ice formations. Not only will you be exploring this extraordinary landscape, you will also have the chance to conquer gravity by climbing some of the glaciers many walls of ice. Our step-by-step approach ensures professional instruction in the form and technical aspects of ice climbing. There is no prior experience necessary, only a sense of adventure.
All our trips start from our base by the visitors centre in Skaftafell National Park, and we will provide you with all of the appropriate gear including crampons, harness, helmet and ice axes. After taking a short drive to the glacier, we will gear up on crampons, making our way past unique ice formations to a wall of ice where we will set up safety lines. Exploring the outlet glaciers from Vatnajökull is truly an amazing experience, this is a safe and fun introduction into the exhilarating world of glacier ice and is sure to be a trip you will never forget!
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Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented and paid for online.
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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