Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike

Join our 4 hours activity to explore a charming blue ice cave and hike on the largest glacier in Europe to discover its beauty!

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


Winter time


You will hike on a glacier, explore moulins, crevasses and reach an ice cave on the glacier




You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides


You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more


About 4 hours




Join this adventure tour where you will experience all the fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter a crystal blue ice cave.

Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonders. 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. During the glacier walk, you will explore breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and constantly change. The most breathtaking feature you will see is undoubtedly the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within.

Lace up your hiking boots and prepare for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with a fantastic Ice Cave!

Watch the video to learn more about The Blue ice cave and hike Tour with Tröll Expeditions

Video created in March 2024

Tour Description

Your tour will start at the meeting location (check detailed information hereunder) near Skaftafell, 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), and massive ice falls.

Included (in the price)


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


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

Glacier Hike & Ice Cave

Discover an Ice Cave on your Glacier Hike

Coffee and Chocolates

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

Certified Glacier Guide


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

Support Shoes

Rent shoes for keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

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


✓ Visit to a natural ice cave

✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ Small group experience

✓ Views of Ice Formations

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24 Hours Cancellation Policy

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