Glacier Hike and Ice Cave Half-Day Tour from Skaftafell

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This demanding hiking tour offers a chance to explore an Icelandic glacier, inside and out. The challenging half-day tour takes you from Skaftafell National Park Base Camp to the Falljökull outlet glacier, a dramatic landscape of deep ice crevasses. A trek across the glacier tongue will lead you to a stunning natural ice cave that is only accessible with an experienced glacier guide.
  • Explore the Falljökull glacier on a hiking tour from Skaftafell National Park
  • Enter an ice cave with the help of an experienced glacier guide
  • Tour includes all necessary glacier gear
  • Private bus from Skaftafell National Park to Falljökull glacier

What's Included

  • Use of glacier gear
  • Private transportation
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Skaftafell
    785, Iceland

    The meeting point is at the Icelandic Mountain Guides Base Camp, located on the campsite in Skaftafell, next to the visitor centre. We ask travelers to be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Skaftafell National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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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A bit of a let down
Brittany_P, Mar 2023
This definitely fell short of my expectations unfortunately. Calling it an ice cave tour is a bit of a stretch seeing that there is only one cave you will see at the end and you basically pop in to take a look and then come out. If you were looking for a workout while on your vacation, it was a rather challenging walk across the glacier. However, if you were looking for a true Iceland ice cave experience like I was, I would go elsewhere. The photos also show people in the cool ice crevices, we only got to go into one crevice for a quick second.
Once in a lifetime- special shout-out to Bart
Callum_G, Jan 2023
Amazing experience that I will never forget. Bart our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. It’s great to see someone with so much passion. He was also extremely helpful in guiding us how to use our equipment.
Incredible experience with the BEST guides!
Amelia_P, May 2022
One of the highlights of this experience were the incredible guides August and especially Brooke!! I am actually afraid of heights and was nervous to "brave the cave" but they made the experience extra fun and were a huge support! I felt super happy to do this route and now have a wonderful memory to take with me!