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Glacier Tours from Skaftafell

Skaftafell is located at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier outside of the polar regions, right in the heart of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is in a 4 hour driving distant east of Reykjavik (330km / 205miles).  Visit our Getting Here page for information on getting to Skaftafell.
 
If you are looking for breathtaking views, great hiking and unforgettable glacier trips, this is certainly Iceland's top location. Numerous outlet glaciers descend from the main glacier plateau of Vatnajökull, all unique in shape, form and accessibility. We offer amazing glacier hikes on the most beautiful one of the bunch, the Falljökull or like it is rightly named in Icelandic "Falling Glacier".
 
Our most popular glacier tours are guided and operated from Skaftafell, departing from our sales center at the edge of the visitors center parking lot.
 
Glacier Wonders is our short and easy glacier walking tour with four daily departures. This tour is designed for those who have limited time, families or people that simply are looking for a glimpse into the world of glaciers.
 
Glacier Explorer is our half-day glacier hiking tour. We will hike up to the icefall, where the glacier is slowly descending from the mountain tops. Impressive and in-depth - choose this tour for incredible glacier views and la peek into the world of glaciology. 
 
Into the Glacier - glacier hiking and Ice caving is one of our most popular winter tours. Here we combine glacier hiking with ice caving in a naturally formed ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier. 
 
The countless shades of blue attract customers to the Crystal Ice cave every winter. Here you are sure to get unique photo opportunities and an unforgettable adventure.
 
You can also combine a glacier hiking tour with a sightseeing tour on the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. Our Glacier Grand Slam tour combines the serene beauty of a glacier hike on Falljökull with an amazing Zodiac boat ride among the icebergs on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. 
 
If you are looking for activities closer to Reykjavik please check out our Glacier Tours from Reykjavik
 

 

Easy+

08:30, 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15

Great for those passing by Skaftafell National Park looking for a quick but stunning glacier adventure.

The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel over great distances.

Moderate

9:15, 11:30, 13:00

The Explorer from Skaftafell takes you all the way. Take a close look at the glacier Ice-fall in all it's power.

With your guide leading the way you will soon be exploring dramatic terrain, walking through a wonderland of ice formations and brilliant blue colors.

Easy+

08:30

The ultimate glacier experience! Glacier hiking on Falljökull and a Zodiac boat ride on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.

This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a thorough understanding of these powerful glaciers.

Glacier Xtreme iceclimbing in Skaftafell
Moderate

09:15

If you are looking for an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone, and allows you to truly experience the ice then this is the trip for you. The Glacier Extreme trip from Skaftafell is without a doubt the ultimate glacier exploration with an added emphasis on ice climbing.

Easy+

08:30, 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15

This is a winter tour only! Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity, where you get the chance to visit a natural ice cave in Vatnajökull region! A breathtaking experience awaits those who wish to explore the unique atmosphere of a wondrous world of frozen, natural ice sculptures.

Easy

08:00 - 08:45

This is a winter tour only! Visit a natural ice cave and see all of the major highlights of the stunning south coast on this 2 day tour available directly from Reykjavik. This is a one-of-a-kind south coast adventure, offering unique photo opportunities of the picturistic landscape of the majestic south coast.

Easy

9:15 am, 11:45 am, and 14:30 pm everyday

This is a winter tour only! Explore a stunning crystal ice cave located in Europe´s largest glacier, Vatnajökull on this 3 hour tour available directly from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is a unique ice cave experience including a wondrous world of natural ice sculptures and formations.

Easy

8:45 every day

This is a winter tour only! Tour the beautiful south coast of Iceland on this fun and scenic 3 day tour including the popular Golden Circle, all of the major highlights of the south coast, and a visit to a natural Ice Cave. If the forecast looks good you may even get the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights.