Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This guided glacier hike across Falljökull Glacier ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
  • Glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park
  • Enjoy a guided hike across the Falljökull Glacier
  • Marvel at snow-covered mountains, walls of ice, and natural ice sculptures
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
  • No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience

What's Included

  • Guided glacier hike on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • All necessary glacier gear
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia - Skaftafell Base Camp
    785, Iceland

    Our Skaftafell Base Camp, wooden sales lodge, is located by the bus parking and clearly visible from the National Park Service Center.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your adventure begins at the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park, where you meet your guide in time for your chosen departure time. After a safety briefing, get suited up with crampons, ice axes, and glacial hiking gear, and travel by bus to the starting point of your hike, a short drive from the lodge.

On arrival, take the time to practice walking along the ice, before following your guide on a thrilling glacier walk across the Falljökull Glacier. Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses, duck beneath high ice arches, and admire glacier mills and ice sculptures. Listen as your guide explains more about the region’s unique geology and how the glaciers form and change over time, and perhaps catch sight of the snow-capped Hvannadalshnukur in the distance, Iceland’s highest peak.

Return to the bus for the journey back to the lodge.

Please note: This tour is best suited to participants with their own transport - travelers must provide their own transportation to and from the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge.


3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please bring warm clothing, rain gear, gloves, and hiking boots
  • Boots and rain gear can be rented on location
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Great Experience, Easy/Moderate Hike
Darren_S, Jul 2022
Based upon some of the other reviews, I thought this hike was going to be a lot harder than it was. I'll admit that the first part of the hike could be seen as tough for some people, as the rocks are steep and loose, but overall, I thought the entire hike was quite easy/moderate. Older people or people who are out of shape could struggle. It was great to learn about the glacier and how things are formed. It's beautiful to see all of the beautiful ice formations and it gave me a greater appreciation for nature.
Perfect for a cool contact with the ice
Pere_L, Sep 2021
Very well organised and with enough time to enjoy the ice but not getting worried or tired. You can experience the ice in front of the big crevasses. It was just nice and cool.
Great experience on the glacier
LiviuDaniel_M, Jul 2021
Very well organized with the highlights of : Seeing a death trap up close thanks to the tour guide, climbing into two crevasses and tour guide explanations regarding the glacier, Iceland and mountaineering.
Amazing experience!
Tifaine_H, Apr 2021
We had an amazing time on the glacier with our guide David. We had never climbed a glacier before but felt safe and the surroundings are out of this world! Would definitely recommend Icelandic mountain guides for such an experience!
Great Experience
Yehoshua_S, Aug 2018
On our trip to Iceland we were very much looking forward to getting up on a glacier. We booked a tour on Viator with Icelandic Mountain Guides. It was an absolutely great experience. The service from Icelandic Mountain Guides was excellent. When my schedule required me to change my time to an earlier hike, they took care it no problem. When we showed up with too many layer of clothing they advised us to leave the extra layers with them. The guide Hanka, was fantastic. She gave personal attention to my children to really make them feel part of this unique and special experience. She was really able to bring to life with real demonstrations a lot of interesting information about the glacier. They took us on the Falljokull glacier and it was a truly beautiful and magnificent experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Joshua, Sarah, Goldy & David
Amazing first time glacier walk!
Julia_F, Aug 2018
Had an wonderful time our guide was great friendly full of information and funny. Would do it again!!
No te lo puedes perder
Patricia_M, Aug 2021
Fue una experiencia muy excitante en un entorno nuevo para nosotros. Estaba muy bien organizada y el guía estuvo muy bien, atento a todos y dando muy buenas explicaciones sobre la experiencia