Glacier Discovery - half day glacier hike near Skaftafell


We meet up at Freysnes gas station by our equipment truck. There we will fit you with the equipment needed to hike a glacier confidently and safely. From there we drive our trusted super-jeeps to the glacier's edge. Then we will begin our hike towards the ice fall on the picturesque Falljökull. Going glacier hiking is a must do in Iceland. Being a local company we truly appreciate this area that we call our home and we love show people the stunning nature of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

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4 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • Local and Experienced Glacier Guide

  • Crampons, Ice Axe, Helmet & Harness

  • 4x4 Super-Jeep Transfer

  • Supporting a Small Local Company

  • Carbon Neutralised Tour

  • Food, drink, clothing

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Local guide is a small family run company operating since 1991. We specialise in small and group activities on the ice with glacier hiking in the summer months and ice cave tours during the winter time. Whether this is your first time on the glacier, or if you are experienced on the ice, we have a range of tours suited to most ages and abilities.

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