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Vatnajökull Glacier Hike
Activities in Skaftafell

Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

  • English English
  • 3 hours

Enjoy hiking on top of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Iceland. This incredible natural location is the setting for numerous films and series and it's sure to take your breath away.

Vatnajökull Glacier Hike

We'll meet in Skaftafell, where your guide will provide you with all the equipment necessary so that you can hike on the glacier in the safest way possible. Once kitted up with helmets, harnesses, ice axes and crampons, we'll board a bus which will take us to Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier in Iceland.

Also known as Vatna Glacier in English, you'll be able to see first-hand the incredible beauty of this glacier, located in the largest national park in Europe, plus you'll understand why it is one of the most popular natural film locations. Its mountains and ice caps have appeared in many films and series, including James Bond, Tomb Raider, Batman and Game of Thrones

We'll then set out on our 60-90 minute hike, exploring the different ice formations, glacier mills and ice tunnels (only visible in winter). This is a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

After trekking over the incredible glacier, we'll return to our initial meeting point.

Important Information

  • This is a medium difficulty hike and will last approximately one hour over uneven ground. It is not recommended for people with heart problems.
  • Only children over 8 years old can take part in this activity.
  • If you take the hike in the winter, you must wear warm clothes and appropriate footwear to walk on snow and ice. If you take the hike in the summer, we recommend taking a rain jacket. We'll provide you with the necessary technical equipment for the activity (helmet, crampons and torch).

Price

Adults Children between 8 and 12 years old
US$ 87.80
US$ 68.50
  • Adults

    US$ 87.8
  • Children between 8 and 12 years old

    US$ 68.5

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Transport in a heated vehicle.

English speaking guide.

Hiking equipment.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Skaftafell).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 87.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland).

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.