Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Take your glacier hiking experience to the next level by including an ice climbing session

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Operated by Troll Expeditions
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Moderate
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  • Meet on location
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This experience will combine the popular activity of glacier hiking with the thrill of an Ice climbing session. See the glaciers from a whole new perspective and journey to areas that many other people won’t get a chance to see!


  • Glacier hike

  • Ice climbing

  • Professional guides

  • Breathtaking scenery

This tour is a “meet on location” tour, so make sure you have a rental car or are planning on staying in the south east region of Iceland. You will be meeting at the Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot and from there you will be driven to the root of Svínafellsjökull, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull Ice cap.

Before you step up onto the ice you will be provided with all of the safety equipment you need as well as a brief lesson on how to properly use them. Once that is complete you will journey up into a frozen wonderland. The glacier is a part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland, and the highest peak in the country.

During the glacier walk you will be exploring the breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how they are formed and constantly change. You will also be able to attempt to conquer gravity when you get the chance to climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced guides who will make sure the experience will be both safe and enjoyable, giving you instructions on the technical aspects of ice climbing through a step by step approach. Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time.


This is an outlet glacier which comes from the Vatnajökull Ice cap. Svínafellsjökull glacier has also gained fame as an attraction after this fascinating site was selected as a location for Game of Thrones season seven to represent "north of the wall."

Important information:

Remember, this is a meet on location tour where you will be meeting at the Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot. Try to be on site at least 15 minute prior to the departure time shown on your ticket. You should also be prepared to display your ticket either in printed form or digital.

Dress appropriately for the weather and please be sure to wear sturdy hiking shoes for this tour. Ensure that you have warm clothing for the time you are on the glacier as it can get very cold, it is also recommended that your clothing is as waterproof as possible.

This tour is 4 hours long including the time spent on the safety briefing and the hike itself.

What’s included

- All necessary glacier equipment (hiking boots included in the price) - Certified Glacier Guide - A taste of pure glacier water - Small group experience

What do I need to bring

- Warm clothing (first layer) - Waterproof clothing (second layer) - Gloves and a hat
kr 19,900 4 Hours , Moderate

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