Blue Ice Experience Glacier Walk from Skaftafell

4 hours
The Skaftafell Blue Ice Glacier Walk from Iceland Mountain Guides © Björgvin Hilmarsson

During this easy glacier walk, you will go on a short exploration of a stunning outlet glacier in Skaftafell. This icy giant is a breathtaking outlet glacier that extends from the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

Your adventure starts off with meeting your certified and experienced glacier guide in Skaftafell. Your guide will instruct you on how to use the basic and required glacier equipment that we provide, like crampons and an ice axe.

Once you step onto the ice field it will feel as if you have been transported to an icy, foreign planet. As you walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, ice ridges and deep crevasses on the glacier, you will witness stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this glacial wonderland in person.

Please note that the meeting point is at the Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park. Road 998, just off the ring road, road 1. Please dress appropriately for the glacier hike. Meeting time is 10 min. prior to departure. Attendees must have a minimum shoe size of European 34 (US: 2.5).

What to bring

  • Warm, water-resistant clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Wooly hat and gloves
DeparturesAll year
Duration3.5 hours
Minimum age8 years
Starts fromSkaftafell Base

What’s included?

Safety gear

Guidance in English

Skaftafell parking lot fee

Meals & refreshments

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