From Skaftafell

Blue Ice Experience

A year round glacier tour that is short on time but big on adventure in Skaftafell. Discover why glacier walks are one of the most popular outdoor activities in Iceland.

Tour code: IMG21

Walk Through A Wonderland of Glacial Ice Sculptures

During this easy Glacier Walk , you will go on a short exploration of a stunning outlet glacier in Skaftafell. This icy giant is a breathtaking outlet glacier that extends from the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  Your adventure starts off with meeting your certified and experienced glacier guide in Skaftafell. Your guide will instruct you on how to use the basic and required glacier equipment that we provide, like crampons and an ice axe. Once you step onto the ice field it will feel as if you have been transported to an icy, foreign planet. As you walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures,  ice ridges and deep crevasses on the glacier, you will witness stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this glacial wonderland in person.

*Due to safety reasons, we are currently not operating glacier tours on Svínafellsjökull glacier. Other beautiful glacier outlets will be explored in the meantime.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • AVAILABILITY

    All-year

  • DURATION

    2.5 - 3 hrs

  • On the ice

    1.5 - 2 hrs

  • Group Size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Language

    English

  • 8

    Minimum age

    8 yrs

  • Meeting Point

    Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell (next to the National Park Visitor Center)

Customer Reviews

Incredible experience in every way! Our guide, August, was fantastic, getting the proper gear was seamless, evident that they wanted us to explore and have fun but safety came first (which is always what you want). A great experience for your first glacier walk and my best friend and I are already planning on coming back to Iceland in the summertime and will 100% do another glacier hike with them!
Goldbern, USA2018-03-21

Tour Highlights

Breathtaking Surroundings

Svínafellsjökull Ice Formations

Hike on Europe's Biggest Glacier

Wonderland of Ice Sculptures

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothing

Optional Extras

  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Practical Information