Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

Badge of ExcellenceHof, Iceland

From $132.20

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


Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
  • Explore the Skaftafell Ice Cave and glacier on this 4-hour tour from Hof
  • Learn how to walk across a glacier and use the ice caving equipment
  • Admire the beauty of the natural landmark and Europe’s largest glacier
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small-group excursion

What's Included

  • Free Parking
  • Certified English-speaking glacier guide
  • Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe
  • Hiking boots (can be rented with your guide)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • W76G+G2 Hof
    W76G+G24 Hof, Iceland

    We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell by the main road.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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167 reviews
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Glacier hike and tiny "cave"
Natalie_B, Mar 2023
The glacier hike was enjoyable, however I would not describe the "cave" as a cave. It does not look anything like the pictures, and was very small. My husband was not able to go inside it, because it was that small.
If you're thinking about booking the tour, just do it you won't regret it
Yuki_P, Feb 2023
Could not have asked for a better guide than Fabian, who is professional and funny, and really elevated the tour to the next level. We went for an afternoon tour and got to see the amazing glacier in the golden hour. Fabian recommended a personal favourite spot where you could see the golden hue reflected off the icy wall surface. Amazing experience, thank you!
10/10 experience! Def recommend!
Aviv_K, Oct 2022
One of the best parts of my trip!! My tour guide Fredrick was so funny and encouraging, finding the meet up location and getting the gear was easy, and the hike was truly “moderate” (/easy, but satisfyingly challenging enough)
Do this!
Hannah_F, Oct 2022
Fantastic hike suitable for most fitness levels, although the ice cave we saw was pretty small. Adam was a wonderful and very accommodating guide. Great experience overall!
Nice experience
Xanthippi_P, Oct 2022
Very good tour,our guide Camino was excellent,was giving good explanations about everything and was very attentive.The difficulty is easy/moderate with a few difficult spots but overall we made many breaks for photos and rest. The view is amazing and the site is breathtaking,a very good experience
Amazing tour to the glaciar and ice cave
Jose_M, Oct 2022
It was an incredible experience to walk on the glaciar and visit the ice cave. The guide, Kevin, explained very well all the characteristics and features of the glaciar and always was happy to take photos and answer our questions. Very amazing tour
Rahena_B, Oct 2022
Keep the whole day free if your travelling from far, keep drinking water and wrap up warm. Fantastic experience
Incredible hike and...
Neiv_D, Oct 2022
Incredible hike and knowledgeable guide. We would Highly recommend doing this if you want to hike on glacier
Crevasse vs cave
Anthony_V, Oct 2022
Our guide was the best part. He was knowledgeable, helpful and kind. More than an hour of the time was spent walking to the site and waiting to avoid other groups. There was no cave, a cavern at best. The pictures and videos on the site are very misleading. I wonder what our tour would have been had we just done the cave tour. I fully understand that the glacier is constantly moving and changing, but what they call a cave was a few carved steps in the glacier and into a crevasse that had a small area big enough for maybe 4 people that was under the ice. In the crevasse the 13 of us could barely all fit. Very disappointed in this part. If you want to do an ice cave, I suspect there is something better.
We had amazing guide...
Maruk_K, Apr 2022
We had amazing guide (unfortunately we can't remember his name because it was so difficult just to pronounce it, sorry) the whole tour was well plnned and everyone was accommodating. Also our guide kept us entertained and informed about all the questions we had. Would really recomand to anyone.
Great experience!
Federico_O, Apr 2022
Very nice and gentele guides! excellent tour wih excelllent views. Spcially our tour guide was very patient and kind with all the team members, also she was very funny and taught us about climate change.
Nice experience
Adrian_A, Mar 2022
The experience was great, very friendly guides and full of tips. Great experience for family as well.
Really good experience,...
Melisa_P, Mar 2022
Really good experience, the guide was very nice and the weather was perfect. Overall a Very good experience
Skaftafell tour
Nuclearbutterfly, Mar 2022
Tour guide was friendly, informative and funny. Would recommend to family and friends this tour. Hike 2.5 miles.
Highly Recommend!
Adair_B, Feb 2022
This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Adam our guide was the best and made the experience that much more enjoyable! Would highly recommend. If this isn't on your bucket list it should be :)
Beautiful glacier and cave, fun hike.
Carter_R, Jan 2022
Pascal was an informative, entertaining, and knowledgable guide who knew the glacier and his equipment very well. The glacier was beautiful, and walking in its shiny blue surface was a great experience. The cave was also great, and even in a cloudy day we cpuld see the sunlight through the thick blue ice walls. Id recommend this to anyone who enjoys hiking and wants to see a massive glacier up close.
Great morning hike!
Hayley_K, Nov 2021
Biscuit was an awesome guide, we had a great hike around the glacier and the ice cave was magical too. Group size was perfect too, would 100% recommend!
Mladen_P, Oct 2021
It was an amazing experience, but what made it even more amazing was our guide John. Thank you very much for this! ❤️❤️❤️
Great experience and guided tour
Jennifer_W, Feb 2020
Awesome hike onto the glacier and into the ice cave. Ryan, from Omaha, was a terrific guide. Also a great photographer for the group. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the glacier and the ice cave formations. And he is very friendly and overall it was a great experience. Definitely a must if you’re traveling to Iceland.
Incredible Views
dianakloda, Feb 2020
One of a kind experience hiking up the glacier, we had a great tour guide that really showed us two caves, which were also beautiful. Be aware when booking though that this is 4.5 hours away from Reykjavík. We were able to quickly change our reservation to the afternoon time once we realIzed how far we would need to travel to get there.