Skaftafell 3-Hour Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell 3 hours Easy Level Glacier Hike

Join our 3 hours activity, stomp your feet on thousand-year-old ice, hike on the largest glacier in Europe to discover its beauty!

Duration3 Hours
TransportationNot Included: Self-drive tour
DifficultyEasy to moderate
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included
Food & DrinksCoffee and chocolates


All Year


You will hike on a glacier, explore moulins, cravasses and more


Easy to Moderate


You will be in safe hands with higly professional guides


You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more


3 hours




Join us for a walk on the glacier, one of Iceland's most popular outdoor activities. Hike into the magnificent ice-world of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Your certified glacier guide will show you stunning scenery and astonishing ice formations.

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. 

About the Tour

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Tour Description

Your tour will start at Hof, 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.

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

Coffee and Chocolates

Enjoy a warm cup of coffee and some sweet treats after the hike.

Certified Glacier Guide


Extras (optional)

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Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

Rent a jacket to keep you dry

Waterproof Pants

Rent pants to keep you dry

Beanie and Gloves

Buy our Troll Beanie and Gloves to feel part of our winter Trolls and keep you warm in the Icelandic cold


Buy our Troll Neck-warmer to feel part of our winter Trolls and and protect your face from cold wind

Summer Cap

Buy our Troll Summer-Cap to feel part of our summer Trolls and protect yourself from the sun

What are Glaciers?

Glaciers form when loads of snow collects on the mountains within many years, and not enough of it melts. Snow becomes incredibly heavy over time, therefore starts compressing on its own weight – eventually becoming glacier ice. Roughly, 50 meters of snow compresses into 1 meter of ice.

How fast do Glaciers in Iceland melt?

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

Do Glaciers grow during winter?

Unfortunately Icelandic winters are no longer cold enough for the glaciers to grow. During winter months, glaciers tend to remain the same size since it's not warm enough to grow, while during summer months glaciers melt at a great rate.


✓ Views of Ice Formations

✓ Small group experience

✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ A taste of pure glacier water

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