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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Öræfi, Iceland
Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park
  • Certified guides share safety information and insights
  • Avoid the crowds with an evening departure (June–August only)
  • A small group ensures personalized attention
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Harness, crampons and ice axe
Weather dependent clothing
Hiking boots (Minimum size needed for our crampons is size 34 EUR)
Sunglasses
Backpack with extra clothing layers, bottle of water and small snacks.

Departure Point

Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland

The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell Airport). Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center is OUTSIDE of the National Park. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to starting time. Bring clothing according to weather.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Melrakki Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group .
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What is the policy on sanitization during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group .

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is the best company around, I did the 9am tour so we were the first ones on the glacier and our guide was great!" See review
  • "The groups are small so it's much more hands on." See review

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Peak of memorable experiences!
Marc_v
, Oct 2021
Had an amazing time! Went up with Katy who shared plenty of stories and insights in regards to the Glacier Left plenty of time and room for pictures (assisting with them too!), all the while keeping a good eye out on the whole group to ensure everyone had the most optimal experience possible. Highly recommend!
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Incredible Glacier Tour
Matthew_S
, Sep 2021
The glacier was incredible and the small group size was nice. The guide Franziska was super knowledgeable and patient. Had a great experience
star-5
A must do activity
stephryan61
, Sep 2021
This tour was the definition of a once in a lifetime experience. Luckily for us, it had rained the previous days so when we hiked the glacier it was blue. Absolutely picturesque. This was my favorite activity I did while in Iceland. I would recommend it to everyone. I will say it’s a bit of an incline so be prepared to walk that. And I would also suggest going as early as possible to avoid most of the crowds.
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Just great
ALEXANDER_K
, Aug 2021
I spent quite a bit of time researching various tours before booking, and I’m so happy that I did! The guide was very nice and entertaining, and small size of the group made a lot of difference. On our way back, I was watching with awe that other groups had dozens of people in them - thank you, but no thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly Recommend!
JuliK
, Aug 2021
The small tour was a fantastic experience. Katarina was the best guide, super fun, energetic, informative. She made sure we were all safe, but also enjoyed the sites. Our favorite part was drinking the glacier water/push up challenge. Such a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this tour when you are in Iceland!
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Five star hiking experience
audreymoreno4
, Aug 2021
Outstanding experience and would strongly recommend to anyone of reasonable fitness traveling through Southern Iceland. Our guide, Oddur, was experienced and capable. He interacted well with all members of the small group, and he clearly enjoyed being out on the glacier. The hike itself was unique and gorgeous, allowing an up-close look at the fascinating glacial terrain. The logistics of an extra small group gave us the opportunity to move more expediently and therefore see more “secret spots” than one might in a larger group. Five stars!
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Must see/do in Iceland!
Peter_G
, Jul 2021
Fantastic trip, Katarina was a wealth of knowledge and made us feel safe and good. The best part was the amazing sights you get to experience!
star-5
Best glacier hike tour!
Chi
, Jul 2021
Definitely recommend! There was only one other person on my tour so a total of 4ppl. The guide Katerina(?) drove us up close to the bottom of the glacier, other big tour buses parked outside at the parking lot which is ~30min walk. From the bottom of the glacier we then hiked ~10min from the sand covered glacier to where we were on real ice. Katerina then helped us put on crampons and we started the tour! Sun was out that day so we didn't feel cold at all until we reached the highest point for the tour. We stopped multiple times for pictures and got a taste of the real glacier water at one point. Best tour ever!!
star-5
Awesome experience and guide! Best company around
Niklas_J
, Jul 2021
This is the best company around, I did the 9am tour so we were the first ones on the glacier and our guide was great!
star-5
The most helpful accommodating tour operators. If you do one tour in Iceland, make it this one!
Dee
, Jul 2021
If you're going to choose a tour operator choose this one. The hike that they provide is on one of the most scenic glaciers, and the extra small group is a must for such hikes (based on all of my extensive research). But beyond this, the tour operators are INCREDIBLY kind and accommodating. We had some mishaps that messed up our itinerary but the operators were amazing and flexible. Iceland roadtrips can be packed, and stressful with uncertainty of timing and sometimes confusing routes. Booking tours with people as kind as this is a MUST to help alleviate said stress. I never write reviews, but if you do book a tour coming to Iceland this should be the one!

Product code: 164346P1

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