4.5 hour glacier hike on the Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell

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Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Spoken languages: Icelandic, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: super flexible More info

Activity description

Get away from it all on a 4,5h hour hike on the Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell!

What better way to get up close and personal with Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull is made up of majestic ice formations that are not to be missed.

This 4h30 glacier hike in Falljökull is suitable for families as well as experienced hikers in search of unique and extraordinary landscapes. At the top of the glacier, you'll discover breathtaking views!

When you arrive at the starting point, you'll meet your expert guide. He will provide you with the necessary equipment: crampons, harness and ice axe. He'll explain how the activity works and the safety instructions to be followed.

You will then board a 4x4 truck to reach the Falljökull glacier. On the way, you'll be surrounded by marvellous panoramas, some of which have been used as film locations (Interstellar, Game of Thrones, etc.). Once the journey is over, you'll begin your hike of around 7km and 250m of ascent.

Your guide will tell you how glaciers are formed and other interesting facts about the region during this hike in a small group of up to 8 people.

You'll explore every nook and cranny of the glacier, in particular the magnificent crevasses, moulins and other glacier formations! You'll spend at least 1h30 on the ice, so don't forget your camera to immortalise this unforgettable moment...

The itinerary will be decided on the day by your guide, so that you can avoid busy paths and make the most of the beauty of the landscape. Crystal-clear streams, blue pools and ice formations await you.

Don't wait any longer, let yourself be tempted by a moment of escape in the heart of nature with this 3-hour glacier hike on the Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell!

Course of events

- Arrive at the meeting point and meet the guide

- Loan of equipment and transport to the glacier in a 4x4 vehicle

- Departure for the 7km hike

- Passage over the glacier, crevasses, near streams...

- Return by 4x4 and end of the activity

Special terms

If you're not sure you've got the right footwear, boots can be hired on site for ISK 1,000.

  • Certified English guide
  • Glacier gear (crampons, helmet, harness and an ice axe)
  • 4*4 transport to and from the glacier
  • Food and drink
Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots (preferably with ankle support)
  • Warm, waterproof clothing
  • Sun glasses
  • Water
  • Light lunch
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 24 hours or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
24 hrs
Cancellation 24 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule