Short Glacier Winter Hike

What you get

  • Glacier hike on Vatnajökull
  • transportation to glacier
  • qualified glacier gudie
  • Experience walking on a glacier

Duration: Around 3 hours, 1 1/2-2 hours on the glacier

Difficulty: Easy
Season: October-April
Departure times: 10:00 and 14:00

Meeting place: Icelandic Mountain guides sales desk in Skaftafell National Park

Experience the best of Vatnajökull Glacier

In this tour we drive as close as we can to the tip of Vatnajökull ice cap, hike through glacier moraines and glacier landscape to the tip of the outlet glacier Svínafellsjökull where we put on crampons and with ice axe in hand we make couple of km guided excursion onto the glacier.

The glacier surface and color changes a lot depending on the time of year, and we find different things to explore depending on season, but one thing never changes; it is always an out of this world experience to walk on a glacier.

What to bring:
Hiking boots with ancle support, outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, a small backpack with some drink and snacks, sunglasses (recommended in springtime)
(sunglasses recommended in springtime).

Skaftafell National park, located around 4 hour drive east of Reykjavík.

Public Departure

Around 3 hours

Min age: 8 years

Price: 10.900 isk per person

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