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Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • 5-hour Skaftafell National Park glacier hike
  • Take the bus into the Skaftafell National Park with a guide
  • Gain insight into Iceland’s spectacular geology
  • Explore rugged hiking trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier
  • Pass deep crevasses and cascading waterfalls
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
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Guided Glacier Hike
Glacier Gear (Crampons, Ice Pick & Helmet)
Small Group Guarantee
Certified Glacier Guide
No Food included

Departure Point

Reykjavík, Iceland

The tour departs from the Arctic Adventures Booking Hut, located on the parking lot of Skaftafell National Park. Skaftafell National Park is located just off of the main ring road, on road #998. Skaftafell is approximately 4.5-5 hours east of Reykjavik and 1.5 hours west of Höfn.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age limit is 14 years old
  • Food is not included so we recommend that you bring packed lunch with you
  • Remember to bring
  • Waterproof gear
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm Clothes, head-wear and gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Note that waterproof pants, waterproof jacket and hiking boots can be rented at the meeting point for a small fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell.
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What is the social distancing policy during Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell.

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Highly highly recommended. It is/was...
Christine A
, Apr 2017
Highly highly recommended. It is/was everything and more I expected. Ask for Aaron from the UK to be your tour guide!!!
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Despite the unpredictable weather...
Winny W
, Oct 2016
Despite the unpredictable weather, our tour still went ahead and we had a fabulous time! Our guide Mark from UK was funny and knowledgeable, he was very attentive to everyone and made sure everyone stayed together since we had some mature people on our group. The glacier hike experience was one of the best ones we had and will happily recommend this company to other people.
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We were a bit worried when the...
Elise N
, Aug 2016
We were a bit worried when the weather wasn't looking great cold and rainy, but it turns out it had been so warm that our trip was cancelled for safety reasons. They were great about the process, and it turns out they were able to reschedule us on a later tour! The guides were great - funny, knowledgeable, knew where to take us on the glacier for the cool photos! We aren't big hikers and were worried that the 5 hr hike would be too much, but I think it was fine for us. We stopped a decent amount and went pretty slow since almost everyone was new to using crampons on the ice. Such a cool experience and would definitely recommend the trip!
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everything was fine, cool tour guide...
Aneta J
, Jul 2016
everything was fine, cool tour guide, but I expected more climbing

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