Getting ready for the glacier adventure
Photo: Jan Zelina

Getting ready for the glacier adventure

Walking on the glacier
Photo: Gréta S. Jónsdóttir

Walking on the glacier

Walking in between the crevasses
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Walking in between the crevasses

Exploring the glacial sculptures
Photo: Jan Zelina

Exploring the glacial sculptures

A stunning backdrop
Photo: Gréta S. Jónsdóttir

A stunning backdrop

Heading higher up on the glacier
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Heading higher up on the glacier

Preparing for more demanding terrain
Photo: Jan Zelina

Preparing for more demanding terrain

Very blue ice after a good rain
Photo: Gréta S. Jónsdóttir

Very blue ice after a good rain

Getting closer to more demanding terrain
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Getting closer to more demanding terrain

Explaining about the surroundings
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

Explaining about the surroundings

The mighty ice fall in the background
Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

The mighty ice fall in the background

Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge
Photo: Jan Zelina

Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge

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Discover the secrets of the Icelandic glaciers

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 16900

Departures: From May 1st - Sept 30th - Daily at 9:00 and 13:00. July 1st to August 31st - Daily at 9:00, 9:30, 13:00 and 13:30

Duration: 4 hrs in total, 3½ hrs on ice

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

Minimum Age: 14 years

We provide: Guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment

You bring: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots and energy bars

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

  • Tour Description

    A 4-hour glacier hike on crampons on Svínafellsjökull, part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park.

    This is a moderate glacier tour in the majestic landscape of Svínafellsjökull, surrounded by some of Iceland's most spectacular peaks. On this glacier adventure we go further onto the glacier, traversing zones of different glacial formations. Your experienced guide will lead you through ice sculptures, ridges and the deep crevasses, and tell you everything about the ever-changing formations of this frozen giant. The panoramic view of the glacier, its dramatic ice fall and the surrounding peaks, combined with the unique experience of glacier ice under your feet, is sure to leave lasting memories.

    Price for children (14 - 15 years): 8.450 ISK

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