Ice caving and glacier hiking adventure in Vatnajökull glacier
Join us for a combination of glacier hiking and Ice caving at the Vatnajökull glacier.
Ice cave adventure
Your glacier hiking and ice cave adventure starts at the Glacier Guides booking office in Skaftafell, located at the parking lot in Skaftafell National Park. Please note that you need to arrive at our booking office no later than 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Upon arrival to our booking office, our guides and staff will greet you and provide you with all the necessary gear for your glacier hiking and ice cave adventure before heading to Falljökullglacier tongue. Falljökull glacier is an outlet glacier from the magnificent Vatnajokull icecap, the largest glacier in all Europe. The drive to Falljokull from the booking office in Skaftafell is about 15-20 minutes. From the parking lot of the glacier, your certified glacier guide will help you gear up and provide you with a safety briefing before accompanying you onto the ice. Once on the ice, you start hiking in magnificent scenery to the naturally formed ice cave where we spend approximately 15-20 minutes exploring all that the cave has to offer. After taking a photo or two inside the cave we hike back over the glacier, through an adventures landscape of rugged ice.
Ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and the choice of a cave is based on conditions and safety. Ice caves are only accessible during the winter months when the temperature drops well below zero.
Vatnajökull is the largest glacier not only in Iceland but also in Europe. Its name translates to “The water glacier” and its area takes up 8% of the total landmass of Iceland.
Please remember that this is a “Meet on location” tour and you will need to make your own way to the starting point at the Glacier Guides booking office in Skaftafell. You need to arrive with your ticket either in digital or printed form 30 minutes prior to your departure time.
Dress appropriately for the weather, bring your warmest clothes, gloves, hat. Hiking shoes or snow boots are essential.
This tour is 4 hours long. You will receive plenty of time to enjoy the nature and snap some photos.
Lunch is not included in this tour.
English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
Crampons and Other Necessary Glacier Gear
All Required Safety Equipment
Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots, head-wear and gloves.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent the necessary clothing in the booking process.
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