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Blue Ice Experience

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A year round glacier walk that is short on time but big on adventure in Skaftafell. Discover why glacier walks are one of the most popular outdoor activities in Iceland.

Tour code: SKF21

Blue Ice Experience
Price from: 11.900 9.520  ISK

Walk Through a Wonderland of Glacial Ice Sculptures

During this easy Glacier Walk , you will go on a short exploration of a stunning outlet glacier in Skaftafell. This icy giant is a breathtaking outlet glacier that extends from the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  Your adventure starts off with meeting your certified and experienced glacier guide in Skaftafell. Your guide will instruct you on how to use the basic and required glacier equipment that we provide, like crampons and an ice axe. Once you step onto the ice field it will feel as if you have been transported to an icy, foreign planet. As you walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures,  ice ridges and deep crevasses on the glacier, you will witness stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this glacial wonderland in person.

Check out our Instagram (IcelandicMountainGuides) for the latest pictures from the glacier!

We have many videos on YouTube, under Icelandic Mountain Guides, here is one - Guide Safety & Training Program

*The Skaftafell parking lot fee is not included in the tour price.

Tour Overview

  • Language

    English

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • On the Ice

    1.5 - 2 hrs

  • Meeting point

    Skaftafell Base (20 min. prior to departure)

    Meeting point

    Our Skaftafell Base Camp is located on the campsite, close to the visitor center.

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    All-year

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Blue Ice Experience

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

Walk Through A Wonderland Of Glacial Ice Sculptures

Your Glacier Walk kicks off with meeting your certified glacier guide at the Skaftafell Base next to the visitor center in Skaftafell.

After meeting your group, you will be provided with an ice axe, crampons and a harness. At the edge of the glacier, your guide will give you a short safety briefing.

On the glacier, you will experience a stunning wonderland of ice. The tour ends at the original meeting point.

Directions

Skaftafell - Where to meet us

Driving time
From Reykjavík: 5 hrs
From Vík: 2.5 hrs
From Höfn: 1.5 - 2 hrs

GPS point for Skaftafell
N 64.016217
W 16.966664

Our Welcome Centre in Skaftafell is located in the heart of the camping site, right next to the service centre.

The park is by the end of road no. 998 that branches off the main road no. 1

Please be there 20 min before the departure of your tour.

  • Day Tour
  • Directions
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Practical Information

Study this FAQ in details before contacting us with your questions.

Icelandic Mountain Guides have taken out extra fee for single use of kayak. There is a maximum to how many kayaks can be on each tour per guide. The guide will for each tour find out the best solution according to the ability and interest of the group.

We recommend a long sleeve clothing in order to separate your skin from the dry suit. Avoid bulky clothing they might restrain your ability to put on the dry suit. Usually worrying about temperature is unnecessary since this is a summer tour and also guests need to walk to the lagoon and paddle during the tour. Extra socks might come in handy if your feet get wet. Also for more information you can have a look at our equipment list.

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Please read this text below in order to know better what to expect when you arrive to our sales office at Sólheimajökull.

Best is to wear long sleeve clothing and not to bulky. Basically just comfortable clothing. The long sleeve clothing separate the skin from the suite and provide nicer and warmer feeling. We recommend leaving watches and keys behind if possible. This makes it easier to put on the dry suite and less change of puncturing it. Even tho dry suits should keep you dry, it is best to expect to get wet feet. We do recommend to have extra spare socks to change after the tour.

You will leave your shoes in our sales office. We provide you with special shoes in order to protect the dry suit. If you own a water proof bag for your phone/camera, this is moment to use it.

Guests are provided with dry suit. Wearing this suite usually keeps guests warm enough, with the clothing mentioned before. It takes about 10 min to walk from our sales office to the starting point of the tour and guest usually warm up during this walk. In order to protect the suite special light shoes are provided that go over the suite.