Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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From $206.67

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


Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
  • Svínafellsjökull Glacier hike and ice climb
  • Explore the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb the ice walls
  • Enjoy an experience that’s suitable for beginners and experts alike
  • Numbers are limited to 6 per group for personalized attention

What's Included

  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment: harness, helmet, ice axe
  • Hiking boots
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • W75J+R6 Hof
    W75J+R6P Hof, Iceland

    Please be at our meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. If you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded. 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

02:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your adventure begins by making your own way to Skaftafell Visitor Center parking lot where you'll meet your guide and group. Your guide then drives you to Svínafellsjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland.

Before you step onto the ice to begin your glacier expedition, your guide provides all necessary equipment and offers important ice climbing guidance and instructions.

Explore the ice formations and moulins and listen to your guide as they explain how they were formed and are constantly changing. Get ready to pump some adrenaline as you climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons; worry free and in the safe hands of an experienced guide at all times.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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If you’re booking this...
Frank_A, Mar 2023
If you’re booking this trip, you’ve probably never been on a glacier and it’s an experience you will never forget!
Our guide was just wonderful. Her...
Scout_G, Sep 2017
Our guide was just wonderful. Her spirit was contagious and it was obvious how experienced she was. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, would highly recommend.