Glacier wonders from Skaftafell

  • Duration

    3,5 hours

  • Pick up

    No

  • Departs From

    From Skaftafell

  • Meet On Location

    Yes

  • Minimum Age

    8 years

  • Dificulty

    Easy

  • Ratio

    1 : 18

  • Availability

    All year

Glacier wonders hike from Skaftafell

This glacier wonders hike is a grand glacier hiking tour taking you into the magnificent ice-world of Falljokull glacier. A glacier tongue of the mighty Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. Your certified glacier guide will show you astonishing crevasses which wind through the ice and incredible glistening ice formations. You will learn how a living glacier moves and why this magical ice-kingdom is always changing.

About this tour:

This Glacier wonders hike is full of variety. It begins with a drive towards Falljokull through stunningly spectacular scenery. Skaftafell the soft vegetation around gives way to the impressive mountain landscapes which surround the southern edge of the majestic Vatnajokull glacier. The hike up Falljokull takes about 30 minutes. From there you can see Hvannadalshnjukur, Iceland´s highest peak towering high above you on the right side.

You will also see Virkisjokull glacier, another of the majestic glacial tongues which radiate towards the coast from the great ice-hub of Vatnajokull.  Your guide will explain the way the glaciers move and show you the unique features of the retreat patterns of both Virkisjokull and Falljokull.

At Falljokull, we strap on our ice crampons because we need to get ready for the magic moment – setting foot on the glacier! Your guide will explain this unbelievably vibrant, moving and living world to you. You will see incredible crevasses which wend their way, twisting and turning through the glacier. These labyrinths are always forming and therefore, moving and changing in tune with the dance of nature. See the great moulins which descend deep into the glacier, and stunning ice falls as ancient ice drops hundreds of meters from the mountain top.

Meeting point: 

Skaftafell Booking Center (grey house with a turf roof). This is a meet on a location tour 327 km away from Reykjavik.

Good to know:

Please bring warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking boots are essential because it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other footwear.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry; you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process. You can also rent gear at the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell.

 

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Price from 15.490 ISK

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Tour highlights

  • Small group experience
  • Glacier hike on Falljokull glacier
  • Virkisjokull glacier views
  • Vatnajokull glacier views

What's included

  • Guided glacier tour
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • All required safety equipment
  • English speaking licensed adventure guide

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