Experience magnificent views while holding an ice axe!

Visit a frozen wonderland on top of the world, which is not easily approached in any other way. Explore the magnificent views of Svínafell glacier on this two hour hike, which is rated “easy”. On the hike you will also learn the basics of using an ice axe and walking with crampons (spiked shoes).

The glacier is part of Vatnajökull glacier, which is the largest icecap in Europe. The hike takes place during a tour of Skaftafell National Park, which in addition to the hike offers astounding mountain views, as well as nature trails among the park’s varied flora and fauna.

Tour duration: 07:30 - 22:00.

30.800 ISK Teenagers 8-15 years (free)
Children 7 years and younger are not permitted on this tour

This tour is not bookable right now

Tour availability

15 MAY 30 SEP

Available days:

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Tour details

Duration: 14 hours

Departures:
07:30 Daily (15 May - 30 Sept)

Tour ID: SRE112

Guidance:  English, French, German

Additional information:
Remember to bring warm clothing, rain gear and hiking boots
Guidance:
English: Daily (15 May - 30 Sept)
German: Tue & Sun (15 May - 30 Sept)*
French: Sat (15 May - 30 Sept)*
*Not the glacier hiking part

What's included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • 2 hours glacier hike, with ice hiking gear & safety equipment
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

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