Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition

Badge of ExcellenceHof, Iceland

From $146.21

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland's Skaftafell National Park on this extended glacier hiking tour, which allows more time on this glacier than most other tours. As you hike over the ice, past deep crevasses, pale moulins, and ice sculptures, and take in panoramic views over the park, your guide shares insights into glaciers, how they are formed and impacted by climate change. Includes all necessary safety gear.
  • Spend longer on the ice than possible on most other tours
  • Get insights into glaciers and how they are formed, from your guide
  • Includes safety equipment: Hiking boots are available for rent
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience

What's Included

  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • All safety gear for glacier hike
  • Hiking shoes (available for rent with your guide)
  • Hats & Gloves
  • Clothing

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tröll Expeditions Skaftafell
    West of Hofgardur, 785 Hof, Iceland

    Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. Note that if you arrive late your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded.The meeting point is at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell by the main road. Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress according to weather
  • Good to have energy snacks
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Troll Expeditions

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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From reading other reviews we knew to bring a snack and there was time to relax and be still, which was welcome after the hike!
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An excellent hiking tour
Raul_H, Sep 2022
Martin was a fantastic tour guide. He made us feel safe and comfortable, keeping a good pace in the hiking trip. Important: remember is a 5 hours hiking tour. During the hike you will know more about the glaciers and Iceland. Definitely it’s a most due tour. You will be able to view beautiful views. I recommend this tour to individuals with a good health and used to exercise.
Well worth it
Christy_W, Sep 2022
It was an amazing experience. Our guide explained everything and was very knowledgeable. She also kept a good pace so we could enjoy ourselves and the glacier. She gave us plenty of time to take photos and ask questions. The 5hr glacier hike is a steady, uphill, at times rocky hike. It was well worth it.
Great tour
Kathleen_M, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Martin was awesome. Made sure everyone was safe and comfortable-making sure to keep a good pace for those in the back...(me) Martin took the time to educate us about the glaciers and Iceland. Would definitely recommend this trip! Beautiful views of the glacier.... you better get 'em while you can.
Great day on the glacier!
Jeff_P, Apr 2022
I was with my 16 yr old son on a "father-son" trip and this was one of our highlights. Our guide, Pascal, was informative, competent and took high regard for our safety.
Byron_F, Aug 2021
Boris was a great guide. Explained everything asked in full detailed. It was a great experience overall
Troll tours was great fun!
Ro_B, Jul 2021
The whole experience was great. The tour guides were welcoming and knowledgeable. The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful time! Heads up, the meeting point is at the airplane terminal, before the state park. We mistakenly drove to the park then had to go turn around and go back down the road to the airplane terminal building which is clearly visible as you approach. From reading other reviews we knew to bring a snack and there was time to relax and be still, which was welcome after the hike!
Experiencia única
Javier_F, Aug 2022
Un sueño hecho realidad. Hacer trekking por el glaciar ha sido increíble. Muy recomendado. Nosotros hicimos el de 5 horas.
Pierre_B, Apr 2022
Expédition sensationnelle. Marcher sur un glacier, nous ne l'avions jamais fait. Visiter une grotte de glace : magnifique. Grimper avec un pic : très sympa. Avec en plus un super guide
Anabel_D, Apr 2022
Hemos hecho la ruta con David! Muy recomendable, nos ha explicado todo a la perfección y nos ha llevado por sitios preciosos, con parada para comer algo incluida!! Lo recomiendo!! Experiencia increible
Super Guide
Maximilian_W, Sep 2021
Gletscher, Eis, Aussicht, nass, kalt, super Guide, cool, Eishöhle, selber über Schotter hinfahren, Ausrüstung,
Très bonne expérience.
Paul_V, Feb 2020
Expédition très bien organisée, équipements adaptés, guide super, des explications très intéressantes sur le lieu et sur son avenir. Cette expédition est plutôt adaptée pour les débutants mais conviendra à tout le monde.