Skaftafell 3-Hours Glacier Hike - Private Tour | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell 3h Glacier Hike

Private Tour - Hike on a glacier, explore moulins, crevasses & more.

Duration3 Hours
TransportationNot Included
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilitySept - May
HotelNot included


All year


You will hike on a glacier, explore moulins, crevasses and more during this Private Tour


Easy to Moderate


You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides


You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more


4 hours




Come and join us on this once-in-a lifetime-experience, a chance to explore Iceland’s largest glacier.

As glaciers continue melting at an alarming rate – roughly more than 1.2 trillion tons per year around the world, we would like to invite you to this unforgettable tour, where you will experience a rare phenomena of how half of our world used to look like, just 12 thousands years ago. 

Like all other glaciers in the world, Vatnajökull glacier continues to melt, which will eventually lose half of its current ice by the year 2100 (which currently covers 9% of Iceland). It is estimated that by 2200, most of the glacier ice in Iceland will be forever lost. 

Individual glacier outlets have already seen 15-50% of ice loss since the year 2000.

About the Tour

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Tour Description

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Your tour will start at Höf, where you will meet your highly qualified glacier guide, 20 minutes before departure. 

Once you arrive to the spot, your guide will provide you with all the necessary gear – crampons, a helmet, an ice axe, and footwear / rainwear (if needed).

Once geared up, you will start your journey towards the glacier. 

Due to large amounts of melted ice, it will take roughly 20 minutes (by walk) to reach the glacier. On the way, you will be able to see how the ice has deformed the bedrock, the moss line of the surrounding mountains will indicate where ice used to be just a few years ago, and a lagoon, where you’ll see the last remains of the melted ice.

Once you reach the glacier, your guide will teach you how to walk on ice, and after a quick safety talk, you’ll start your hike on the icy Falljökull glacier – one of the most magical yet mysterious outlets of the Vatnajökull Glacier. Falljökull outlet is different from other outlets due to the dramatically carved glacier landscapes, which you’ll be able to see while on the 3 hour hike. During the tour, your guide will take you to the most magnificent parts of the glacier –  such attractions include crevasses, moulins, glacier mice (a type of moss), massive ice falls, and sometimes ice caves.



The hike is not technically hard, yet sometimes steep and rocky. Some physical strength is required and hiking experience is recommended.


Extra info:

The temperature on the glacier is just a few degrees colder than at the Skaftafell Terminal, however much more windy due to a higher elevation.

Find the weather information here


Feel free to contact Tröll customer service for any questions on or call +354 519 5544

Wish you an unforgettable hike!


✓ Views of Ice Formations

✓ Hike on Largest Glacier in Europe

✓ A taste of Pure Glacier Water

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Professional Glacier Guide

Included (in the price)


For making it possible to walk on ice

Ice Axe

For support & stability while hiking on a glacier


To ensure safety in case of a fall or any other incident

Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier

English Speaking Guide

Learn about ICELAND


Extras (optional)

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Waterproof Jacket

For keeping you dry

Waterproof Pants

For keeping you dry

Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

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Meeting Point & Time

Age Limit

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