Glacier Explorer – Half Day Glacier Hike from Skaftafell
9:15, 11:30 & 13:00
April 1st – September 30th
Glacier Guides Booking House in Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center) 30 min. prior to departure
Moderate (see ratings)
After exploring Iceland’s glaciers for over a decade with visitors from around the world we quickly found that it is just not the same to look at an ice fall cascading down from a 2000m high caldera from a distance. You need to be really close to it to fully appreciate the force and size. We created the Explorer trip to give our guests this experience.
Group Maximum: 12 people
15.990 per person
Up to 5.5 hours duration
Minimum age 15
Departing from Skaftafell we drive our bus to the front of Falljökull glacier (Falling Glacier). We start our walk along a winding path through the ever-changing landscape carved out by the glacier. Arriving at the tongue of the glacier we will gear up on crampons and after a quick safety briefing and practice, we head up towards the ice-fall. With your guide leading the way you will soon be exploring dramatic terrain, walking through a wonderland of ice formations and brilliant blue colors. You will have plenty of time to take in the vast panoramic views of the surrounding mountains as we make our way to the rugged and majestic ice fall.
This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a thorough understanding of this magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change shape everyday.