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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group provided by Troll Expeditions

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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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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 Vatnajökull 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
What to Expect
At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Skaftafell. After a short drive, arrive at the tip of the Vatnajökull 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 Vatnajökull 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Short Drive to the Glacier Outlet
  • All the Necessary Glacier Equipment: Helmets, Harness, and Ice Axe
  • Small Group (12 Participants Max)
Exclusions
  • Hiking boots (available for rent)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Reykjavík or other areas
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Breakwind wrote a review Yesterday
Viborg, Denmark165 contributions68 helpful votes
The guide was professional. You need to be moderately fit, as the hike involves 5 km hike with equipment . Unfit or very overweight persons should consider carefully this hike.
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elena p wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The experience was great! The guide was very pleasant to talk with and extremely prepared. He also gave us good advice for the rest of the trip. Definitely a must do! (Bring a k-way for sudden rainfall)
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Magda D wrote a review Jun 2020
Chorzow, Poland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Sun over the glacier, very positive small group of beginners, big advanture and unforgettable experiences on ice with very professional, helpful and outgoing guide Trym! Big thanks for Trym! Afet this experience I want more and more of Iceland and glaciers 😍
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Sara Geirsd. wrote a review Jun 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Troll Expeditions was generous enough to invite Icelandic healthcare workers to a free trip with them, due to the COVID-19 situation, and I happily took them up on the offer. Our tour guide, Trym, took us on an outstanding hike on the glacier; the scenery was breathtaking, and I
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Date of experience: June 2020
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colby wrote a review Jun 2020
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Very nice guide who took my wife and I on a great trip up the ice. We had no prior ice hiking experience so this trip was perfect. The trip was amazing, our guide was awesome, and the weather was perfect, I'm not sure how it could have been better.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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By: Troll Expeditions
julianakaritas
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Amazing tour!
Such a fun experience! The tour guide, Ronan, was great and he made the tour even better. I highly recommend!
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893samirs
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Great
The cold glacier was contrasted with the warm personality of our guide, Sam, who exhibits significant competence in
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chrisvF1816XI
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This company is great!
Ronan is a very enthousiastic and professional guide! You will have great time with his active tours. He takes care
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994katr_na
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The best
Xabi Was THE BEST!!! svo funny and awsome! He is understanding also and will put you first when snorkling. The sno
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TarikM123
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chrystal blue water
Convinced a friend to brave the cold and try out this experience. My friend was terrified that it would be ice cold
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sindriros
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Great day at thingvellir
We had a great time snorkeling in Silfra, amazing waters! Xabi the guide was really entertaining and helpful. Shou
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soffia09
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Wonderful experience with guide Ronan
We were a party of 5 from 14 to 44 yo and everyone had an amazing time. Ronan was absolutely a fantastic guide and
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I9207GDmar_ag
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Out of this world experience in Silfra
Went snorkling in Silfra. The experience was indescribable! The beauty of the environment was mesmerizing, the clar
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Himintungl8
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Fantastic hike
We went with a wonderful guide José hiking day at Sólheimajökull. Unforgettable experience highly recommend this tr
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hofythorarins
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Amazing experience!
Had a great time walking on Sólheimajökull. It was extremely beautiful. Our guide, Þorsteinn, was amazing and made
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sigr_ntinnas2020
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Amazing experience!
Our guide Þorsteinn was absolutely amazing! The trip it self was so entertaining and the experience was one of a ki
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d_r_theam
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Great trip, great guide!
We really liked the surrounding, the setting was amazing. Good opportunity to explore Þingvellir as well. Our guide
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994katr_na
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Girlstrip
We had the best time ever!! It was sooo fun 🤩 we had lunch and some beers in Vík befor going to Katla. The jeep wa
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kristinerlak2020
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So so so worth it!
We have no words! It was AMAZING. Ronan our guide gets 5 stars We got underwater photos of us We recommend Tröll
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Paradise362286
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Thingvellir, snorkling in Silfra
We had a wonderful time snorkling við our guide Ronan. He was professional, very safety concious and fun. I recomme
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Key Details
  • Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajokull Glacier, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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