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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell

  • An experienced guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All necessary equipment is provided
  • Suitable for beginner and experienced climbers
Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell
From US$168.21
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Glacier Hike and Ice Wall Experience from Skaftafell
From US$168.21
To the inexperienced, embarking upon a glacier hike and ice climb sounds intimidating. However, in the safe hands of a guide, this half-day adventure is suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Your guide provides all the guidance and equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, to get you confidently onto the ice to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and ice formations. All you need is your own hiking boots.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins by making your own way to Skaftafell Visitor Center parking lot where you'll meet your guide and group. Your guide then drives you to Svínafellsjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland.

Before you step onto the ice to begin your glacier expedition, your guide provides all necessary equipment and offers important ice climbing guidance and instructions.

Explore the ice formations and moulins and listen to your guide as they explain how they were formed and are constantly changing. Get ready to pump some adrenaline as you climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons; worry free and in the safe hands of an experienced guide at all times.

Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing guide and experience

Very friendly staff. Paulina was our guide and was extremely friendly and shared a lot of knowledge around glacier activity and answered all our questions. She was flexible with our needs and gave us a nice tour and climbing session.

3  Thank dungeonmaster13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ice Climbing and Glacier Hike

Had an awesome time with Stephanie and Troll Expeditions. Enjoyed the glacier and the climb was great. Steph was very knowledgeable and worked to make everyone have a fun time - even those who were a little inexperienced. Would definitely go again and recommend both...More

2  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing

I thought the glacier hike was fun we had good guides. the climbing was fun but it was different then I thought it would be. I thought we'd be "taught" how to ice climb, and then use it on / while doing the hike. It...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 8 September 2018
One of the best experiences ever !

The landscapes and the experience are so amazing ! Our guide Michal was both very professional and friendly ! We had an amazing experience thanks to him ! He showed us so many things on the glashier, thanks !

1  Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Franziska made the day. Her knowledge of glaciers and skill as a guide was most evident. She was amazing and I would return just so I could hike with her again! An excellent adventure and a must when in Iceland!

1  Thank bvf1
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