Walking towards the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking towards the glacier

Getting ready for a glacier walk
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Getting ready for a glacier walk

Walking on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking on the glacier

Happy girls on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Happy girls on the glacier

Looking at the surroundings
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Looking at the surroundings

Walking on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking on the glacier

Explaining how the glacier forms
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Explaining how the glacier forms

Old terminal moraine in the background
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Old terminal moraine in the background

Taking good care around the crevasses
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Taking good care around the crevasses

A classic jump with an ice fall in the background
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

A classic jump with an ice fall in the background

Ohh so blue ice after the rain
Photo: Gréta S. Guðjónsdóttir

Ohh so blue ice after the rain

Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge

Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge

Blue Ice Experience - IMG21

Walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

11900

Adult: 10900

Departures: All year: Every day at 10:00, 10:30, 14:00 and 14:30. July 1st to August 31st: Departures every hour from 10:00-15:00

Duration: 2½-3 hours in total, 1½-2 hrs on the glacier

Meeting point: Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min prior to departure

Minimum Age: 8 years

We provide: Guiding services, glacier gear, and safety equipment

You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, and lunch.

Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK)

  • Tour Description

    Walk on Svinafellsjokull Glacier Tongue in Skaftafell National Park, an easy 2 hour walk on crampons.

    This walk takes us on to the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier and the scenery and views are simply stunning. We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. At the outset of our tour, an experienced guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes, the required equipment for this tour. Enjoy an adventure into this glacial wonderland in the safe hands of one of our highly trained and knowledgeable guides!

    Price for children (8-15): 5.950 ISK

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