From Skaftafell

Extra Small Group Blue Ice Experience

Small Group

This glacier walk is based on our classic Blue Ice Experience but with fewer participants in each group. With a maximum group size of 8 participants, we guarantee a more personal experience on the glacier.

Tour code: SKF20

Extra Small Group Blue Ice Experience
Price from: 14.900  ISK

The Classic Glacier Walk in an Extra Small Group

This glacier walk is an extra small group version of our ever-popular Blue Ice Experience. With only 8 participants in each group, we can guarantee a personal experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

In this 3.5 hour glacier walk, we will explore one of Vatnajökull Glacier's many outlet glaciers and experience everything this frozen wonderland has to offer.

Before heading to the glacier, you will meet your expert glacier guide at our Skaftafell Base Camp, located on the campsite of Skaftafell National Park. We provide all technical gear needed for a glacier walk, an ice ax, harness, and a helmet. Then, when everyone is ready, we will take off to the glacier on our Glacier bus.

There is a short hike from the glacier parking lot to the edge of the glacier, and before stepping on the ice, your guide will go over all the basics for glacier travel.

Finally, we step onto the glacier and into another world, the unique landscape of deep crevasses, ridges, small rivers, and other glacial formations. In a small group, your guide will be able to provide a personalized experience, leading you safely through the ever-changing landscape for approximately 2 hours on the glacier.

 

Tour Overview

  • Language

    English

  • On the Ice

    2 hrs

  • Group size

    Up to 8 per guide

  • 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

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.

  • Availability

    May - Sept

  • 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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Extra Small Group Blue Ice Experience

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

The Classic Glacier Walk in an Extra Small Group

The tour departs from our Skaftafell Base Camp, right on the Skaftafell campsite next to the visitor center.

20 minutes prior to departure, you will meet your experienced glacier guide, who will gear the group up with crampons, ice axes and harnesses.

When everyone is ready, you will take our glacier bus up to the glacier for an amazing adventure.

Directions

Skaftafell Base Camp

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

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.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • Hiking boots that reach over your ankle are a must on our glacier walks.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.