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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

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Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.25
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$134.25
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Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour Expedition

Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour Expedition

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland's Skaftafell National Park on this extended glacier hiking tour, which allows more time on this glacier than most other tours. As you hike over the ice, past deep crevasses, pale moulins, and ice sculptures, and take in panoramic views over the park, your guide shares insights into glaciers, how they are formed and impacted by climate change. Includes all necessary safety gear.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.24
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the necessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.28
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$71.28
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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.32
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Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

Small-Group 3.5 Hour Blue Ice Experience in Vatnajökull National Park

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The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This guided glacier hike across Falljökull Glacier ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.38
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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.97
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$78.97

Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

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Discover one of the gems of southern Iceland on this glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park. Head from Skaftafell to the edge of the spectacular Vatnajokull glacier. Learn how to use your climbing equipment, then hike out through the glacier valley and up onto the ice. Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond. During your family-friendly trip, learn how glaciers are formed and marvel at the scale of the mighty glacier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.98
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Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

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Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.61
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$138.61
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Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

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Visit a natural ice cave and explore an Icelandic glacier with the opportunity to take as many pictures as you like! Glacial ice caves are a beautiful natural creation and a must-see when visiting the south of Iceland. We take small groups of people on personalised trips into an ice cave which is located in Skaftafell. We provide you with the necessary glacier and safety equipment, then we will walk for about 20 minutes to the front of the glacier, which is where we strap our crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are on we walk up to the ice cave and spend as much time as you would like in the cave taking pictures and admiring the inside of the glacial ice. Once we have been to the cave we then go and explore further up the glacier where we will encounter the amazing blue colour of the ice and its impressive features. We will complete a loop on the glacier and then return back to where we started from.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell

Half-Day Vatnajokull Glacier Small Group Tour from Skaftafell

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for our trips never exceeds 8 people. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice. • Evening departure (June - August) If you want to avoid the crowds join us for our evening tour and enjoy the complete silence.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.64
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Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

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The Vatnajökull glacier is widely considered the jewel in Skaftafell National Park’s crown, but the icy terrain holds hidden dangers. On this ice-caving tour, hike around and beneath the Vatnajökull glacier with your certified guide, and explore millions of years of natural geology. With crampons and safety equipment included, enjoy uninterrupted views over the icy landscapes for which Iceland is famous.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.37
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Ice Climbing Expedition

Ice Climbing Expedition

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“We live in the mountains. The mountains is where we are from, where we grew up, where we work and where we play. Vatnajökull is our back yard and we are just as enthusiastic to explore this ever changing environment as you are.” Glacier and Volcano Expeditions is an owner-operator style company and our main focus is to provide the highest possible standard of experience in Iceland. We back that up by providing our guests with guides that have many years of experience, are passionate alpinists and photographers and live permanently in the area. We take pride in introducing our guests to the incredible Vatnajökull National Park, where we guide the majority of our tours. Glacier hiking, ice cave tours, ice climbing, skiing trips, photography expeditions and volcano hikes are just some of the options that we have available, however our main speciality is guiding private and custom tours.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Skaftafell National Park on this family-friendly 3-hour glacier hike from Skaftafell. Collect your hiking equipment from the base, and explore easy hiking trails through the Skaftafell National Park with a guide. Admire sweeping views over the rugged mountain scenery and learn how glaciers form over millions of years. Out on the ice, discover deep crevasses in safety and gain insight into Iceland’s rich geology.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.43
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$123.43

Glacier Encounter in Iceland

Glacier Encounter in Iceland

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Iceland’s mighty glaciers boast some of the country’s most impressive scenery, but their isolated locations and icy terrain make exploring a challenge. On this beginner-level morning or afternoon hike, explore glacial landscapes around Falljökull with your guide. With safety equipment included, admire unrivaled views over the frozen wilderness.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.44
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2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from Reykjavik

2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from Reykjavik

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Experience the stark beauty of southern Iceland and seek out the Northern Lights on a 2-day tour from Reykjavik. Trace Iceland’s south coast by air-conditioned minibus and visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogagoss waterfalls, and black sand beach at Vik before an evening outing in search of the fluorescent Northern Lights. The next day, see the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and finish on a high note: with a walk on Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, to explore a luminous blue ice cave. Overnight hotel accommodation, breakfast and guided tours included.
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  • 2 days
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$630.85
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Small Group 4 Hour Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

Small Group 4 Hour Skaftafell Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

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Ice caves are the hidden gems inside Iceland’s stunning glaciers. During this tour, your guide will lead you on a glacier walk and into an ice cave that features glistening walls, vivid blue colors & a tranquil environment. A once in a lifetime opportunity you should not miss when in Iceland.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.57
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Ultimate Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell

Ultimate Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell

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Embark on a photogenic aerial tour Landmannalaugar, Vatnajökull glacier, Grímsvötn eruption site, Lakagígar and more. Go over the flight plan with your pilot, and take off over the area, observing the steam blowing from the lake on top of the glacier, massive volcanic craters, countless mountains and valleys, and Iceland’s Highlands.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.14
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Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell

Glacier Walk and Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride in Skaftafell

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The rugged peaks, looming icebergs, and glittering lagoons of the Skaftafell National Park offer some spectacular hiking opportunities, but the wild glacial landscapes are best explored with a guide. This 6-hour tour includes a hike across the ice fields of the Falljökull Glacier and a thrilling boat ride around the Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.68
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Short Glacier Hike

Short Glacier Hike

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The short tour is the perfect tour for those who have limited time or wish to experience the beauty of an Icelandic glacier with a relaxed approach. We begin by providing you with the necessary equipment then we take a scenic walking route through the mossy valley and up to the front of the glacier where we strap crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are strapped on tight we begin to head up the glacier, enjoying the stunning views as we go. Whilst keeping you safe we will also be on the lookout for interesting ice formations for you to photograph and admire. We take the time to explain how the glacier and its formations are created and why Vatnajökull is a very unique place. The short glacier tour is a great introduction to an Icelandic glacier and suitable for most people as we usually spend approximately two hours on the ice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Ice Cave Tour

Ice Cave Tour

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Capture gorgeous photos of one of earth’s most remarkable phenomena: the blue ice caves of Vatnajökull National Park. Exploring in a group no larger than 13, with a guide and a helmet for safety’s sake, travel from Jökulsárlón to the cave in a rugged 4WD, then explore the eerie underground landscapes. Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule and the daylight.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.00
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$148.00

Long Glacier Hike

Long Glacier Hike

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Spending five hours on the ice means we can search for new ice caves, focus on photography, try ice climbing, access and hike though exciting terrain with the support of ropes for safety, chat in depth about Vatnajökull national park and its wonders, and much more!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

Exclusive Ice Cave and Glacier Hike - Extra Small Group

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• Certified guides Our guides have certification from AIMG (Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides). • Small groups The group size for this tour never exceeds 6 people. • Exclusive cave The cave we visit is too far away for the big crowds, enjoy the crystal blue cave for yourself. • 4x4 drive We will drive you all the way to the glacier. That means more time we can spend on ice.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.36
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Sightseeing Flight over Vatnajökull Volcanic Eruption Sites

Sightseeing Flight over Vatnajökull Volcanic Eruption Sites

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Get a unique perspective on Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, and Grímsvötn, Iceland's most active volcano, on this scenic flight from Skaftafell— with luck, the volcanic crater will blow steam, making for a rare photo opportunity. As you ascend into the air, admire the basalt cliffs surrounding Svartifoss, located in Vatnajökull National Park, and look out for waterfalls.  On the way back, your pilot flies over Grænalón glacier lagoon and Skeiðarárjökull outlet glacier.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$415.83
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Glacier Discovery

Glacier Discovery

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The Glacier Discovery tour takes you on a journey towards a majestic glacier ice fall. After a short 4x4 super-jeep drive that brings us very close to the glacier, we will put our crampons on, arm ourselves with ice axes and start our hike up the glacier. The tour is designed for those looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. During this glacier hike your guide will teach you about the geology, geography and history of the local area, as well as pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice. The glacier surface and colour changes constantly depending on the time of year and features such as Moulins, glacier cones and crevasses come and go. The landscape is one of constant motion, but one thing never changes; what an incredible experience it is to go glacier hiking in Iceland.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.00
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