Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

From $67 per person

Explore the breathtaking outlets of Europe's largest glacier on a unique small-group glacier hike in the company of an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Hike on one of the stunning outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Marvel at Skaftafell and its surrounding mountainous landscapes on a 4x4 drive
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
Full description
Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier. At the base, step on to the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools. Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4.  Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.
  • Certified English-speaking guide
  • 4x4 drive
  • Free parking
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

There are a lot of tour operators in the area, look out for staff working for 'MELRAKKI ADVENTURES'. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour may be canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, in which case you will be offered a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Great company, amazing guide who told us a lot about Iceland and the glacier in particular. He also took the time to take pictures. I would really recommend to go with a small group, you have the ability to park nearby the glacier then and it's great that you can easier interact with the guide.

August 10, 2020

First of all, I suddenly broke down in the morning and suddenly asked for a change of time, but it was so good to respond quickly and the small group chose to like it. Luckily, we only had an afternoon reservation so we enjoyed a very private trek. And I started trekking 15 minutes earlier than other travel agencies, and there were only three of us on the wide glacier. ! ⠀ Really really happy time

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January 28, 2020

Great experience, nice guide! And the small group is highly recommended!

March 22, 2020

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