Glacier Wonders – Glacier Walk from Skaftafell
08:30, 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15
May 16th – September 30th
Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center)
10 years (must fit shoe size 35 EUR)
Easy (view ratings)
For those looking for a shorter but stunning guided walk, this is a fantastic introduction to the unique world of glaciers. The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel great distances. Crevasses, Jökladrýli (Dirt cones), glacier mice and Moulins. Suitable for the whole family (10 years and older), student groups and anyone with a basic fitness level (please note that the terrain is rocky and uneven and there are some uphill sections on the walk). Our buses leave from Skaftafell several times a day for the scenic 15-minute drive to Falljökull glacier. On our way, we will see impressive mountains that line the southern edge of the Vatnajökull glacier.
Group Maximum: 12 people
Up to 3.5 hours duration
Minimum age. 10
We start our walk along the bottom of the glacier carved valley where your guide will explain the unique features left by the retreating Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings. As we arrive at the edge of the Falljökull glacier your guide will assist you with crampons and give a short lesson on the use of the equipment provided and safety talk. We explore the lower part of the glacier with many photo and Q&A opportunities along the way to our vantage point surrounded by breathtaking landscape. The Glacier Wonders trip will allow on average 1 hour on the glacier.