Small Group 4-Hour Blue Ice Cave & Glacier Hike Tour in Skaftafell

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Skaftafell, Skaftafell, Iceland
4 hours
Oct. - May
Minimum age:
8 years old


Embark on this Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave adventure & glacier hike, a thrilling journey that promises you an unforgettable encounter with the wonders of nature. If you're seeking a unique experience amidst Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull, and are ready for a medium-level adventure, then this is the excursion for you.

Your adventure commences at Hof, where you'll meet with your highly experienced glacier guide just 20 minutes before setting off. Upon arrival, your guide equips you with all the necessary gear - crampons, a helmet, an ice axe, and suitable footwear or rainwear if the weather demands. Once properly geared up, you'll begin your trek towards the glacier.

A 20-minute walk leads you to the glacier, during which you'll witness the transformative power of ice on the bedrock. The moss line marking the surrounding mountains serves as a reminder of where ice once extended just a few short years ago.

Along the way, you'll also encounter a lagoon, an indication of the melted ice's passage. Upon reaching the glacier, your guide will provide a brief but essential lesson on walking safely on ice.

Your hike unfolds on the enchanting Falljokull glacier, one of Vatnajokull's mesmerizing outlets. Falljokull stands apart with its dramatically sculpted glacier landscapes, and your three-hour journey unveils the glacier's most spectacular features. These include crevasses, moulins (glacial mills), glacier mice (a type of moss), and towering ice falls, all of which add a touch of magic to your experience.

The peak of your adventure awaits as you venture inside a natural ice cave, an awe-inspiring sight with its crystal blue ice formations. Here, the brilliance of nature's artistry is on full display, and you'll have the opportunity to explore this stunning ice cave, a truly unique and memorable experience.

This adventure takes place in Skaftafell, a nature reserve nestled in Southeast Iceland. Skaftafell boasts a wealth of natural wonders, and this tour allows you to delve into the beauty of one of its glacier outlets. Not only will you have the privilege of hiking on Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajokull, but you'll also learn about the formation of glaciers, their ever-changing nature, and the fascinating ice ages.

In the company of highly professional guides, you'll gain insights into the world of glaciers, ice formations, and the geological forces that shape them. The journey will leave you awestruck as you witness the grandeur of Vatnajokull, home to Iceland's highest mountain range.

With a small group, you'll have an intimate and immersive experience, allowing you to truly appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you. As you explore this icy wonderland, you'll be treated to panoramic views of extraordinary ice formations that seem otherworldly.

Don't miss out on this chance to hike on Europe's largest glacier, delve into a mesmerizing ice cave, and discover the breathtaking wonders of Vatnajokull. Secure your spot on this unforgettable adventure.

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All necessary glacier equipment - helmet, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness
Certified glacier guide
A taste of pure glacier water
Small group experience


Sight Seeing

What to bring

Warm clothes
Inner layer – Shirt / T-shirt (wool or synthetic)
Insulating layer – polyester sweater / fleece sweater / insulated down jacket
Outer layer – waterproof jacket and pants (can be rented)
Hiking pants / fleece pants
Socks (wool / hiking)
Hiking / climbing boots (can be rented)
Hat, gloves, sunglasses

Good to know

Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities. Once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry, leaving you cold.

Select extras (shoes, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants) during checkout, or rent them out at the meeting point directly with your guides.

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