Glacier Hiking Adventure from Skaftafell | 5-Hour Expedition

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and frozen adventure from Skaftafell National Park. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to experience a long hiking adventure on Falljökull, "The Falling Glacier". We will use different techniques to explore far into the glacier to make sure you let the ice fall amaze you and the breathtaking scenery leave you speechless.

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Do you want to add a full ice climbing experience to your glacier hike?



5 Hours

Group size

10 people per guide


Glacier hiking equipment, certified glacier guide,
And more…

Your adventure will begin at Skaftafell Visitor Center where you will meet your highly qualified and and friendly glacier hiking guide. They will give a short safety briefing and provide you with all of the equipment necessary for your hiking adventure, including helmets, crampons, harness, and ice axes.

After a short ride on the famous “Tröll Bus”, you’ll immerse yourself in the glacier and begin a short hike to the ice cap. Once there, your guide will explain how to get geared up and what the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment on it’s time to take to the ice and begin this once-in-a-life-time adventure.

As you get into the glacier outlet, the majestic features of the natural world amaze you. Falljökull is a glacial tongue from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier and its name translate to “The falling glacier”. The ice fall in the area is unique on earth and the further you get, the more it will blow your mind. The out-worldly scenery is comprised the ice formations in the area: deep crevasses, pale moulins, and even ice sculptures.

The further we continue exploring, the more the beautiful will the view get. Since we’re going to be so high up, we will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, that has gained fame in the last years for being the location for many films and shows. During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.

Since this is a more demanding hike than usual, along with the basics of ice climbing you might have the chance to learn more about intermediate techniques of glacier hiking such as via ferrata, among others. When this 5-hour tour is over, we head back to Skaftafell Information Centre filled with a head full of all the lessons learned in this ultimate ice experience.

What is holding you up? If you want a unique glacial experience mixed with an extra dose of adventure, this half-day hiking tour is tailored made for you.

So don’t wait anymore. Experience the ice fall and breath-taking sceneries of glacier hiking on Falljökull from Skaftafell. Check availability by choosing a date.

✓  10:30

✓  Demanding

✓  5 hours

Certified Glacier Guide
✓  Small Group (10 persons max)
✓  Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe

What you need to bring: 
•  Hiking Boots (also available for rent)
•  Warm clothes (first layer)
•  Waterproof clothing (second layer)
•  Gloves and hat

Minimum age:
12 years old

You can find our glacier guides at Skaftafell Visitor Center by our trailer marked Tröll Expeditions. 

Click on the map for the exact location and directions. Driving time from Reykjavík is around 4 hours.

Latitude: 64.156041 | Longitude: -21.947908

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