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Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike

Join this adventure tour where you will experience all fantastic features of a glacier; you will hike up an outlet of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier, where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the blue ice cave, one of the rarest natural phenomena that human eyes have ever encountered.

4 Hours
What to expect
You will meet your experienced glacier guide by our trailer a few meters from Skaftafell Visitor Center. Skaftafell is a beautiful nature reserve in south-east Iceland, filled with spectacular natural wonder. You will explore one of these wonders today in a tongue or the larger Vatnajökull.
Your friendly guide will give you the equipment needed to scale the glacier, such as crampons, a helmet with headlamps, and an ice cave. Don’t worry if you’ve never been glacier hiking before; the guide will go over a safety briefing. You will then be taken to the roots of the ice cap so you can begin your excursion.
Vatnajökull is not only Europe’s largest glacier, but it is also home of the highest mountain range in Iceland and the tallest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur. During the glacier walk, you will be exploring breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how glaciers are formed and how they constantly change.
The most breathtaking feature you will see today will undoubtedly be the naturally formed ice cave. You will be able to walk inside this dazzling structure to see the fantastic blue ice found within. Remember to bring your camera along on this tour; you will surely want to capture this moment on film.
Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an incredible journey up and inside a glacier with this fantastic Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Book now to secure your spot. Check availability by choosing a date.
Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice ax? No worries!
Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour.
What's included?
  • Certified Glacier Guide.
  • Small Group.
  • Glacier & Ice Cave Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, ice ax, and headlamps.
What you should bring
Warm clothing (first layer).
Waterproof clothing (second layer).
Good hiking shoes (hard on the sole and tight around the ankle) (available to rent when booking).
Gloves and a hat.
Minimum age is 8 years old.
Good to know
Meeting point is by a trailer marked Troll Expeditions 150 south to Skaftafell Visitor Center. You will see a detailed map on your voucher once you book.
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Reviews from other people

From all the touristic attractions, we found this one as one of the best. We highly recommend it.
Even though the weather was very bad, our guide Jessica managed to make it a very enjoyable hike. She is skilled and very knowledgeable that we decided to put a review for the first time just to thank her for this beautiful experience .
Thank you Jessica.
Sabine & Antoine

Hana S

Just finished our glacier hike and ice cave tour with Boris that we only booked the night before. We loved it. It was chilled and informative and we enjoyed it very much as a couple. Boris is attentive to the group and there are so many amazing views (and thus photo opportunities!)

Giando B

ery friendly and professional Samantha was able to explain everything with details about the Glacier Skaftafell hike how to walk and how to use the equipment correctly, me and my group we really enjoyed this experience very much and also visiting the Ice cave.

We just finished our experience with a big smile and this will be an incredible memory.

Thank you Samantha for being our great guide, was nice to have conversations with you!

I really raccomand this great experience!

Nicoletta Boscarelli

Recommended!!! My friends and me chose to visit iceland for a photographic travel. We couldn't skip the glacier hike! It was an astonishing experience thanks to the guidance of troll Expeditions team! I will never forget this incredible experience.. We walked on the glacier, looking for caves and listening to Siggie (the super guide) telling us all the curiosities about the glacier story and how Icelandics live this beautiful country! I strongly suggest you to reserve one of the expeditions they provide! You won't regret it at all! Last but not least, you don't have to bring special tools, cause they can give you all you need.

Sheldor E

We did the Crystal Blue Ice Cave | Super Jeep from Jökulsárlón. We went January 10, 2019. It was amazing. The tour guide (can’t remember his name) was wonderful and very funny. We booked through Iceland Advice and received 10% off. Just be aware that it is not exactly like the photos. You don’t go deep into an ice cave. At least not on the tour we went on. Maybe call Troll directly and see if they have a specific tour like that. Nonetheless it was gorgeous. See pictures below. Also if you’re claustrophobic beware. There is a portion where you explore into the ice through a very narrow path.

K Nichols

Thanks to Sarah for a great hike and climb. Our younger kids had a blast climbing the ice walls. What a wonderful guide, thanks for the memories.

Ariel Tamayev

We took a day tour of Snaefellsnes. We had a small group (12 people), and very funny tour guide/bus driver - Victor. Very beautiful locales, and incredible views. Weather was great, and we could see icecaps and glaciers in the distance. The trip covers alot of distances, and be ready to do some climbing and lots of walking to fully enjoy the tour. Highly recommended it.

Michal Masek

Awesome opportunity to see the land off the regular roads, learn about the region, land and the harsh volcano/glacier, and finally to see the amazing creation of nature carved in the massive ice of the glacier. The company of an experienced guide with deep knowledge and skills adds a great amount of value to any trip. Definitely recommended

Alexandra Abram

Our group of five took an ice cave tour through Troll Expeditions in March. We had a wonderful time and our guide, Boris, was excellent. He answered all our questions and showed us the best spots to go for pictures. This tour was well priced compared to similar tours I saw online. I would highly recommend!