From Skaftafell

Skaftafell Ice Climbing

Ice climb on a stunning outlet glacier in Vatnajökull National Park and enjoy the spectacular scenery in Skaftafell. Please note: This is a fixed priced private group tour for up to 4 passengers. Please feel free to contact our sales office if you have request for group larger than 4 passengers.

Tour code: SKFP24

The Perfect Playground for Ice Climbers Of All Levels

Glaciers, with their many ridges, deep crevasses, various shapes and heights of ice walls makes it an ideal playground for ice climbing. Whether you are a complete beginner looking for an adventure or an experienced ice climber wanting to improve your technique, the glacier has everything you are looking for. After being fitted with the required ice climbing equipment that we provide, your highly trained guide will give you a safety briefing. While walking to the wall to that you will climb that day, you will witness the splendid features of an icy landscape. With only 4 passengers per guide, we are able to adjust the difficulty level to each person for a fun, safe and adventurous experience.  This is a great tour with spectacular sceneries viewed from a different angle. Don’t forget your camera, you will want to share this experience with your friends and family!

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

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate



    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 2-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

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    Jun - Aug

  • Group 319


    5 hrs

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    Meeting Point

    Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center)

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    1 - 4 per guide

  • Group 377

    On the ice

    4 hrs

  • 14

    Minimum age

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

  • Group 65



Customer Reviews

The Guides were very good, very knowledgeable and very friendly. We were provided with all the gear at no extra cost and they made sure that the groups were comfortable & safe during the hike. My wife and 11 year old daughter did the glacier hike and they loved every minute of it and spoke very highly of the knowledge passed on and the attention they paid. I did the Iceclimbing and enjoyed it fully. Most importantly they (the guides) are very concerned of our safety and the natural damage that i done to the glacier.
Chithalka, Sri Lanka2018-03-01

Tour Highlights

Suitable for all Skill Levels

Emphasis on Technique

The Ice Walls of an outlet glacier

Breathtaking Surroundings


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing
  • Lunch

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information