Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell Ice Climbing

Climb & Hike to the top of the Glacier. All Glacier Equipment included.

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LocationSkaftafell
Duration4 Hours
TransportationNot Included
DifficultyMedium
AvailabilityAll Year
HotelNot included

Availability

All year

Activity

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

Difficulty

Moderate

Safety

You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides

Information

You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more

Duration

4 hours

Location

Skaftafell

Overview

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)

Crampons

For making it possible to walk on a glacier

FREE
Technical Ice Axe

Designed to make you able to climb steep ice walls

FREE
Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

FREE
Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier

FREE
Helmet

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

FREE

Extras (optional)

*Select the Extras during the checkout
Waterproof Jacket

For keeping your upper body warm and dry

Waterproof Pants

For keeping your lower body warm and dry

Highlights...

✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ Climbing an ice wall

✓ Views of ice formations

✓ Small Group Experience

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reviews

Celeste 4 months ago

We did the 3 hour glacier hike. When you first arrive a...

Lesley 4 months ago

Great glacier experience. Not rushed. Great experience....

Mea 5 months ago

Had a glacier walk today with Ellie today! We had perfe...

Adrián 5 months ago

Tina made this trip fun and explained to us lots of int...

Sasha 5 months ago

Great day hike and hiking guide The glacial hike as exc...

Vidya 5 months ago

Awesome glacier hike!! We had an awesome glacier hike! ...

Vanessa 5 months ago

3 hour glacier hike is amazing Awesome adventure! Tina ...

tapperlamachine 5 months ago

Great tour Excellent tour with Tina. Great knowledge ab...

rickys23 5 months ago

One of the best experience in Iceland. Our guide Martin...

Thomas 5 months ago

Was a super great experience! Not too difficult and our...

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