Glacier Hiking Adventure (3,5 hours) | Skaftafell - South

Glacier Hiking Adventure (3,5 hours) | Skaftafell - South

A moderate glacier tour in the majestic surroundings of Svínafellsjökull, part of the great Vatnajökull Glacier in Skaftafell, hemmed in by some of Iceland´s most spectacular peaks. We climb the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue up to the deep glacier valley between the summits of Hvannadalshnúkur and Hrútsfjall. You will be traversing zones of different glacial formations where huge water cauldrons, deep crevasses and strangely shaped ridges and other ice formations await our discovery. Daily departures from 1 May to 30 September.

Operated by: Icelandic Mountain Guides

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Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Skaftafell - Vatnajökull National Park

Meeting point: 
Icelandic Mountain Guides sales cabin next to Skaftafell Visitor Center 15 minutes before departure


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


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

Please bring with you

  • Warm clothing
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Snacks, such as energy bars


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