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4-hour Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell

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    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. Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses and ice tunnels, duck beneath high ice arches, and admire glacier mills, ice walls, 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 catch sight of the snow-capped Hrútsfjall and Hvannadalshnukur mountains in the distance.

    After a morning or afternoon on the ice, 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Skaftafell Parking, Skaftafellsvegur, 998, Iceland
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Guided glacier hike
    • All necessary glacier gear
    • Certified glacier guide
    • Transport to glacier by minibus
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Extra clothing can be rented: hiking boots 1.500 ISK and rain gear 1.000 ISK per item
    • Entry/Admission - Skaftafell National Park
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Age: Minimum 14
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring warm clothing, rain gear, gloves, and hiking boots
    • Extra clothing can be rented: hiking boots 1.500 ISK and rain gear 1.000 ISK per item
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had an awesome time hiking VirkisJokull with our guide. We rented some pants, jackets and shoes, which made the trip in hard rain enjoyable! Despite the weather our guide made us feel very comfrotable and we were able to hike a few hours right below the ice falls. We even
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    Response from Arc_Mountain_Guides, Guest Relations Manager at Glacier Adventure From Skaftafell
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hello wrichter, Thank you for writing this review and we are glad that you enjoy the hike despite the rain :) It is also very lucky that you guys witness some calving of the glacier, that must be a very unforgettable experience. We hope that you had enjoyed your stay in Iceland, and hopefully we will see you next time when you come back to Iceland for holiday!
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    We took a 4+ hour hike up the glacier, our second glacier hike (1st in Alaska). The experience was awesome. Our group was small (8 people). Our guides Dan, Agatha and Robert were knowledgeable and aware of our capabilities - they made sure we maximized the opportunity as we
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    Did the Glacier walk with Ang from Glacier Adventures and it was amazing. He did a great job with the group and it had just the right blend of walking, hiking and adventure. A definite highlight of our 11 day Iceland trip.
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    We chose a full day glacier adventure. In a group of 7 people, we hiked to the glacier Skaftafell and through it. Out guide, Rowan, was simply the best! He took us on a tour that only he provides among all the guides, so we were alone on the glacier! It was such an unique
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    We were a group of 10. Our guide was Till, who was wonderful. He is patient, funny and full of educational information. We had a long walk to get to the glacier and then a short period of getting the gear (crampons) set properly. We walked out onto the glacier for a bit more
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