Blue Ice Experience | Skaftafell - South

Blue Ice Experience | Skaftafell - South

This easy 2-hour glacier hike takes you onto the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue, an outlet glacier of the great Vatnajökull Glacier. The scenery and views are simply stunning. We walk through a wonderland of glacial ice sculptures, meandering through ice ridges and the deep crevasses of the glacier. At the outset of our tour, an experienced guide teaches you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes, the required equipment for this tour. Daily departures all year.

Operated by: Reykjavik Excursions & Icelandic Mountain Guides

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Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park

Meeting point: 
Icelandic Mountain Guides base camp next to Skaftafell Visitor Center 15 minutes before departure


  • 2 hours walking on ice
  • Guidance
  • Ice gear and safety equipment, such as crampons, ice axes and safety line


  • Svínafellsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers
  • Skaftafell
  • Spectacular views of mountains, black sand plains and Europe's largest glacier

Please bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Rain gear


  • Hiking boots can be rented

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