Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
from AUD $265.10
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This unique tour gives you the opportunity to hike on an outlet glacier as well as climbing the ice walls. You will start with exploring the ice formations of the glacier and the moulins, then experience the amazing feeling of climbing a beautiful blue ice wall. For everyone, from first-timers to more experienced climbers, our expert guides will make this tour an adventure to remember. Max group size 6 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Öræfi, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
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You will meet your experienced guide at Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot and from there you will be driven to the root of Svínafellsjökull, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull Ice cap. The glacier is a part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland, and the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur is easily seen from the glacier on a clear sky.

Before stepping on the ice, your guide will gear you up and provide you with the neccessary safety equippment needed for this glacier expedition and teach you how its used.

During the glacier walk you will be exploring the breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how they are formed and constantly change. You will also be able to attempt to conquer gravity when you get the chance to climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced guides who will make sure the experience will be both safe and enjoyable, giving you instructions on the technical aspects of ice climbing through a step by step approach.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

Make sure you sign up for this unforgettable experience and let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery, while getting to know Svínafellsjökull Glacier, up close and personal. Check availability now by choosing a date.

Inclusions

  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment: harness, helmet, ice axe
  • Hiking boots

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Departure Point

Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

Our guide was just wonderful. Her spirit was contagious and it was obvious how experienced she was. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, would highly recommend.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Öræfi, Iceland
Country:
Iceland
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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