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Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

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4 hours
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Troll Expeditions Skaftafell

Join this 4-hour adventure tour and experience all the fantastic features of a glacier! Get ready to hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter a crystal blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered!

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What to expect?

You will meet your experienced glacier guide by our trailer a few meters from Skaftafell Visitor Center. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in a tongue or the larger Vatnajökull.

Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons, a helmet with headlamps, and an ice cave. Don’t worry if you’ve never been glacier hiking before; the guide will go over a safety briefing. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.

Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.

The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.

What is included?

  • Guided Ice Cave Tour
  • All Necessary Equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, and headlamps),
  • English Speaking Certified Glacier Guide,
  • Small Group Experience (12 persons max)

Is this experience for me?

  • This tour is suitable for both single travellers and families.
  • Suitable for anyone in good physical condition.
  • If you are fit to walk for about an hour on an uneven surface a glacier hike is for you.

What do I need to bring?

  • Hiking boots (available for rent online and on location)
  • Warm clothes (first layer)
  • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
  • Gloves and hat

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting point

The meeting point is a few meters from Skaftafell Visitor Center by our trailer marked Troll Expeditions. Our glacier guides will be welcoming you a few minutes before your tour.

Note that the Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4,5 hours in good road conditions. Find a map with directions below or scan the QR Code above.

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