Extended Glacier Hike in Skaftafell Nature Reserve (4.5 Hrs)


4,5 Hours


All Year



Minimum Age

10 Years


Secure a place on this fantastic 4.5-hour hiking experience in Skaftafell Nature Reserve, itself part of Iceland’s famous Vatnajökull National Park. This excursion is perfect for fit and experienced hikers eager to traverse 7-10 kilometres of beautiful glacial landscapes in South Iceland. 

Upon your arrival at base camp, you will meet your professional guide, then adorn all of the equipment necessary to make your glacier hike safe. This includes a helmet, crampons and an ice axe. After a short safety briefing, you will board a specialised 4×4 vehicle capable of traversing the glacier ice, then begin your ascent into the beauty of Skaftafell.

When you begin your hike, the true majesty of Vatnajökull glacier will reveal itself almost instantly. From sweeping moulins to deep blue sinkholes, you will see firsthand the fascinating natural formations that have been sculpted here over the years. Make sure to have your camera ready!

Throughout your experience, your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, as well as point out various views and interesting sights en route. 

Unlike more intermediate tours, this excursion travels as far as the icefall of the outlet glacier, Falljökull. As such, you can expect panoramic views that extend to the black sand shorelines of South Iceland’s coastline, as well as its vast lava fields and smokey mountainscapes. 

Another fantastic benefit of this tour is that your hiking party will be limited to only eight people, thus offering another level of privacy and personability with your professional guide. Without having to worry about the pace or stamina of other guests, you’ll feel far freer to appreciate the hike on your terms. 

Hurry now, and you too can secure your place on this invigorating glacier hike through the beautiful landscapes of Skaftafell Nature Reserve in South East Iceland. Book your experience today. 


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