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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

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    What to Expect
    Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered.

    Meet your experienced glacier guide ad the Skaftafell Visitor Centre’s parking lot. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in a tongue or the larger Vatnajökull.

    Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons and a helmet. Don’t worry if you’ve never been glacier hiking before; the guide will show you the ropes. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.

    Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.

    The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.

    Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.

    Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries!

    Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Free Parking
    • Certified English-speaking glacier guide
    • Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe
    • Hiking boots (can be rented with your guide)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • 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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    Ice caving and a Glacier Hike is such a great way to view a natural resource unique to Iceland. My instructor Nanna was wonderful. She made this adventure so much fun. She put safety first while allowing the group to still feel adventurous. She talked about the history of the
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    The Troll expeditions is located within the helicopter airport (left) NOT in the visitor center. If you’ve read other reviews of the Trolls expeditions, just go ahead and book this tour! Everything good that you’ve read is totally true. From the moment we arrived, everyone
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    We had the pleasure of joining Troll Expeditions in Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike guided by Riccardo. This hike not only was fantastic in all aspects but also added so much value to our overall 12 days trip in Iceland. Riccardo was an excellent guide who explained
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    * Troll Expeditions for Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hiking; They were late to begin with, unlike all of the other tours. Their 'setup' is just a random trailer in the middle of the parking lot. Nobody really helped us with our gears, they were not attentive in the
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    Very friendly and professional Samantha was able to explain everything with details about the Glacier Skaftafell hike how to walk and how to use the equipment correctly, me and my group we really enjoyed this experience very much and also visiting the Ice cave. We just finished
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