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Glacier Grand Slam - Combo Day Tour from Skaftafell

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Price: 

21,190 ISK | 151 EUR | 173 USD*

Departures: 

08:30

Season: 

May 1st - September 30th

Departs From: 

Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center) 30 minutes prior to departure.

Duration: 

8 hrs

Minimum Age: 

15

Difficulty: 

The name "Glacier Grand Slam" really says it all. A combination of our popular Glacier Wonders trip along with a zodiac boat ride on the secluded Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon. 

The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel great distances. Crevasses, Jökladrýli (Dirt cones), glacier mice and Moulins. Suitable for the whole family (10 years and older) and anyone with a basic fitness level (please note that the terrain is rocky and uneven and there are some uphill sections on the walk). 

  • Group Maximum: 10 people
  • 21.190 per person
  • Up to 5.5 hours duration hiking on the glacier
  • Minimum age 15

Guests must provide their own transportation from Skaftafell to Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon after the glacier hike. We arrive back in Skaftafell at 14:00, allowing an hour (lagoon tour departs at 15:00) for you to complete the 47 km journey to the lagoon. It is possible for you to bring your own vehicle to the glacier car park which reduces the journey time by approximately 20 minutes.

Departing from Skaftafell we drive our bus to the front of Falljökull glacier (Falling Glacier). We start our walk along the bottom of the glacier carved valley where your guide will explain the unique features left by the retreating Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings. As we arrive at the edge of the Falljökull glacier your guide will assist you with crampons and give a short lesson on the use of the equipment provided and safety talk. We explore the lower part of the glacier with many photo and Q&A opportunities along the way to our vantage point surrounded by breathtaking landscape. 

After our glacier exploration, you must travel independently to the secluded (and locals favorite) Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon where you will take a Zodiac boat ride among the icebergs with Europe's largest glacier in the background.

If you're looking for a full day of fun in the Skaftafell region, look no further - this is it.

*All trips are charged in Icelandic Krona. Other EUR and USD prices are for reference only and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. You will be charged at the exchange rate at the time you book the tour.

What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.


Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)
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