Skaftafell 5-Hour Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell 5h Adventure Glacier Hike

Stomp your feet on thousand-year-old ice, hike on the largest glacier in Europe to discover its beauty!

Duration5 Hours
TransportationNot Included: Self-drive tour
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included
Food & DrinksNot Included


All year


Climb & Explore Europe's largest glacier




Your Glacier Guide will take care of you during the tour


You will learn about glaciers, effects of climate change & more


5 hours




Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and frozen adventure in Skaftafell National Park. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to experience a long hiking adventure on Falljökull, "The Falling Glacier". We will explore far into the glacier to spot the amazing ice fall and the breathtaking scenery

About the Tour

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Tour Description

Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders on a glacier outlet of Vatnajökull glacier. Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland.

After a short ride on the “Tröll Bus” and a short walk to the glacier, your guide will explain how to get geared up and what the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment on it’s time to head out on the ice and begin this once-in-a-life-time adventure on Falljökull glacier.

Falljökull is a glacier outlet from Vatnajökull and its name translates to “The falling glacier”. The icefall in the area is quite rare on earth and the further you get, the more it will blow your mind with the ice formations in the area such as crevasses, deep cracks in the surface of the glacier, and so called moulins, often vertical shafts in the ice which are formed by melting water finding it’s way into fissures and cracks. In the wintertime, it is often possible to peek into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice.

You will stay about 3 hours on the glacier itself.

The further we continue exploring up to the ice fall, the more the beautiful will the view get. Since we’re going to be so high up, we will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, that has gained fame in the last years for being the spectacular scenery for dozens of movies and TV shows such as James Bond, Interstellar, Batman, and Game of Thrones. During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.

Included (in the price)


For making it possible to walk on ice

Ice Axe

For support & stability while hiking on a glacier

Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier


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


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Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Waterproof Jacket

For keeping you dry

Waterproof Pants

For keeping you dry


✓ Views of Ice Formations

✓ Small group experience

✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ A taste of pure glacier water

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