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Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour Expedition

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Professional guide
    • All safety gear for glacier hike
    • Hiking shoes (available for rent with your guide)
    • Hats & Gloves
    • Clothing
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress according to weather
    • Good to have energy snacks
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great time on the glacier with Kathi, who was a friendly guide. All aspects of the tour were perfectly organized. Highly recommended! :)
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    アクティビティの多いアイスランドの中でもかなり濃密な体験でした。5時間のツアーのうち4時間以上は氷河の上にいたと思います。別に2時間コースもありましたが、ガイドの方がかなり詳しく説明してくれるためそちらだと物足りないのではと、、 **体力的に不安な方には少し厳しいかもしれません。20代前半の男性4人組で行きましたがみんな終盤はクタクタでした。同じグループにいたスペイン人のおばさんは終始元気でしたけど笑 This was the best tour for the company has. We took a 5h trekking tour and
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    We had such a great time on this tour. It was challenging but our guide, Kasia, was very mindful of everyone's physical abilities and stopped often for breaks. Kasia kept the tour fun and provided alot of knowledge about the glacier. She was supportive, encouraging, and patient.
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    The hike was really hard core for someone who doesn't do regular gym work like me, but the view was truly amazing.
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    We went glacier hiking for the first time and it was awesome! We were lucky to get a small group (only 4 people) and very good sunny weather!The guide was careful and nice. For 5-hour tour you should definitely be in good shape, but it is worth it!
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