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Öræfi, Iceland
Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Svínafellsjökull Glacier hike and ice climb
  • Explore the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb the ice walls
  • Enjoy an experience that’s suitable for beginners and experts alike
  • Numbers are limited to 6 per group for personalized attention
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Certified Glacier Guide
All necessary glacier equipment: harness, helmet, ice axe
Hiking boots
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center , Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland

We will see you at our meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded. Since May 1st, 2019 the meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions. Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms.

12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your adventure begins by making your own way to Skaftafell Visitor Center parking lot where you'll meet your guide and group. Your guide then drives you to Svínafellsjökull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap, part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland.

Before you step onto the ice to begin your glacier expedition, your guide provides all necessary equipment and offers important ice climbing guidance and instructions.

Explore the ice formations and moulins and listen to your guide as they explain how they were formed and are constantly changing. Get ready to pump some adrenaline as you climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons; worry free and in the safe hands of an experienced guide at all times.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Troll Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike.

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Our guide was just wonderful. Her...
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, Sep 2017
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.

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