Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Join us on a 4 hours fun activity to ice-climb thousand-year-old ice and hike on the largest glacier in Europe to discover its beauty!

Duration4 Hours
TransportationNot Included: Self-drive tour
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included
Food & DrinksCoffee and chocolates


All year


You will climb and hike on a glacier, explore moulins, crevasses, and learn about glaciers in Iceland




You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides


You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more


4 hours




Come on this comprehensive ice climbing and glacier hiking tour, perfect for those seeking that extra bit of thrill. The only thing you need to bring is patience and endurance to climb to the top of a glacial ice wall on Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Your glacier guide will introduce you to the basics of ice climbing and much more!

About the Tour

Tour Description

We will take you to an outlet glacier part of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull glacier, where you will be able to experience the breathtaking views to the ice covered highest peaks of Iceland rising more than 2,000 metres (6,500 ft) over your helmet. These glaciers and their spectacular landscape has been scenery for dozens of movies like James Bond, Interstellar and Game of Thrones.

Your highly qualified glacier guide will provide you with all the equipment you need: hiking boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. Then you will enter the troll bus and drive for about 10 minutes to the parking of the glacier. From there it’s only a 15 minutes walk to the edge of the ice where your guide will show you how to put on the crampons.

Since the glacier is impermanent and ever changing your guide often has to scout out each time a new crevasse or moulin for your climbing session, avoiding the potential crowds on the glacier as well. Your guide will install massive ice screw and attach a safety rope before you climb up the ice wall or rappel into a crevasse and climb up again. This will be an adventure of a lifetime.

You will also spend some time hiking on the glacier to see 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.

Included (in the price)

Certified Glacier Guide


For making it possible to walk on ice

Technical Ice Axe

Designed to make you able to climb steep ice walls

Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier


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

Coffee and Chocolates

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


Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
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


✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ Climbing an ice wall

✓ Views of ice formations

✓ Small Group Experience

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