From Skaftafell

Blue Ice Experience

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

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

  • Difficulty - Moderate




    Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.

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  • Group 319


    ~ 3.5 hrs

  • Group 377

    On the ice

    1.5 - 2 hrs

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Group 65



  • 10

    Minimum age

    10 yrs and a minimum shoe size of European 34 (U.S. - 2.5)

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    Meeting Point

    Skaftafell Base (next to the National Park Visitor Center)

Customer Reviews

Incredible experience in every way! Our guide, August, was fantastic, getting the proper gear was seamless, evident that they wanted us to explore and have fun but safety came first (which is always what you want). A great experience for your first glacier walk and my best friend and I are already planning on coming back to Iceland in the summertime and will 100% do another glacier hike with them!
Goldbern, USA2018-03-21

Tour Highlights

Breathtaking Surroundings

Falljökull Ice Formations

Hike on Europe's Biggest Glacier

Wonderland of Ice Sculptures


  • 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

Practical Information