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Öræfi, Iceland
Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
  • Explore the Skaftafell Ice Cave and glacier on this 4-hour tour from Hofn
  • Learn how to walk across a glacier and use the ice caving equipment
  • Admire the beauty of the natural landmark and Europe’s largest glacier
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small-group excursion
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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
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center , Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Troll Expeditions
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike?
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 Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike.

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Amazing!
Mladen_P
, Oct 2021
It was an amazing experience, but what made it even more amazing was our guide John. Thank you very much for this! ❤️❤️❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience and guided tour
JenniferW
, Feb 2020
Awesome hike onto the glacier and into the ice cave. Ryan, from Omaha, was a terrific guide. Also a great photographer for the group. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the glacier and the ice cave formations. And he is very friendly and overall it was a great experience. Definitely a must if you’re traveling to Iceland.
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Incredible Views
dianakloda
, Feb 2020
One of a kind experience hiking up the glacier, we had a great tour guide that really showed us two caves, which were also beautiful. Be aware when booking though that this is 4.5 hours away from Reykjavík. We were able to quickly change our reservation to the afternoon time once we realIzed how far we would need to travel to get there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Spectacular experience!
samsonjoseph
, Jan 2020
We were lucky enough to meet our guide - Jessica. She is really helpful and meticulous. She shared with us many information about ice caves and glacier. Her laughter made this whole trip better!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Gute Tour zu fairem Preis
Benjamin_O
, Oct 2021
Bei der Wanderung auf dem Gletscher und dem Besuch der Eishöhle handelt es sich um eine relativ einfache Tour für die keinerlei Vorkenntnisse benötigt werden. Die Eishöhle, welche wir besucht haben, befand sich am unteren Rand des Gletschers und davor oder danach wird etwas auf dem einfachen Teil des Gletschers gewandert. Dazu gibt es zahlreiche Erklärungen über die Entstehung der Gletscher in Island. Die Ausrüstung wird gestellt. Die Tour hat uns grundsätzlich gefallen, hätte aber auch etwas anspruchsvoller sein können, und der Weg, bis man dann auf dem Gletscher war, hat sich etwas gezogen.

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