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At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Reykjavik. After a 15-minute drive, you'll arrive at the tip of the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue where your guide provides necessary equipment, including crampons and ice axes, and performs a safety briefing.

As you hike across the ice formations and ridges of Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland's largest and most voluminous ice cap, learn the basics of rope work and listen as your guide teaches you about the natural phenomena you experience. The area has been formed over thousands of years by volcanic eruptions and on a clear day you can see the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnjúkur.

Enjoy ample time to explore the ice sculptures and gaze into deep crevasses and moulins that can reach all the way down to the bottom of the glacier. Your tour ends back at the original departure.

Locations visited
Skaftafell National Park
Svinafellsjokull Glacier
Troll Expeditions
Overview
Take the worry out of embarking on a glacier hike by booking this stress-free tour, led by a certified guide and accessible to even those with no experience. Prebook your tour to ensure your preferred time slot and explore the icy wilderness of Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell National Park under the watchful eye of your guide who provides safety briefings and all necessary equipment.
Highlights
  • Booking in advance guarantees your preferred time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Certified guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All equipment included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Scenic glacier hike for all levels/abilities

Our party of six had a fun hike with beautiful scenery. I was hoping for a bit more climbing activity, but this hike is geared towards all levels of fitness. The gear fitting and orientation were efficient, staff were friendly and helpful. Our guide was...More

3  Thank mjexico
Reviewed 1 week ago
Glacier Hike - Superb

A fantastic tour - Our guide was Vincento and was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions. You start our with getting fitted for Crampons and harness and issued your ice axe. You need over ankle sturdy shoes (hike boots). These are available for hire if...More

2  Thank gwilks_1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scenic glacier hike

We went on the three hour glacier hike which started with a short, ten minute ride in a van from the parking lot. From the drop off point it was a 15-20 min easy hike to the base of the glacier where we put on...More

Thank Betsy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Glacier Experience of a like time!

My wife and I had an amazing time on the glacier walk at Skaftafell. Our guide Sigurpáll made the experience absolutely brilliant!! The entire crew was very professional, knowledgeable and attentive from start to finish. The glacier walk was fantastic and we enjoyed every minute...More

Thank SD8472
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing time with Tröll Expedition!

We went for glacier hike with Sigurpáll and the Tröll expedition guys. Sigurpáll was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the glacier - to top it off he was really fun and easy to talk to as well. 10/10 would recommend 😁👍🏻

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Kyle A
25 September 2018|
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Expect cloud, wind rain / snow. It will be slightly above 0C but with the wind chill slightly below 0C. Dress in layers with protection from the wind.
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Liz H
26 August 2018|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Liz, It is a 15 min ride from the parking lot. The parking lot is in Skaftafell national park which is 5-7 hours drive from Reykjavik. Hope this clarifies.
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Tanika M
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Response from alexis f | Reviewed this property |
Hey Tanika They'll give you proper shoes there that you can use with crampons, so no need to worry :)
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