Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike | Tröll Expeditions

Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave

Glacier Hike to the magnificent Blue Ice Cave & explore moulins.

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LocationSkaftafell
Duration4 Hours
TransportationNot Included
DifficultyMedium
AvailabilitySept - May
HotelNot included

Availability

Winter time

Activity

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

Difficulty

Easy

Safety

You will be in safe hands with highly professional guides

Information

You will learn about glaciers, ice ages & more

Duration

About 4 hours

Location

Skaftafell

Overview

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 be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they 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 get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with a fantastic Ice Cave!

About the Tour

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), and massive ice falls.

Included (in the price)

Helmet

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

FREE
Crampons

For making it possible to walk on a glacier

FREE
Ice Axe

For support & stability while hiking on a glacier

FREE
Climbing Harness

To ensure safety at all times while exploring a glacier

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

Support Shoes

For keeping your ankles safe to prevent injuries

Highlights...

✓ Visit to a natural ice cave

✓ Hike on Vatnajökull glacier

✓ Small group experience

✓ Views of Ice Formations

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