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Glacier Encounter

A short glacier hike on Falljökull glacier with Local Guide of Vatnajökull, which is a local family company. Our meeting point is close to Skaftafell nature reserve. From there it is only a short drive in our super jeeps for our small group experience.

Skaftafell
2 hours and 30 minutes
Easy

Starting at 11.900 ISK

About

This tour will start with a short drive from our base to Falljökull glacier, which is a neighbouring glacier outlet descending from the vast Vatnajökull ice cap
. At the edge of the glacier, you will learn to put on crampons and have a small safety briefing. With an ice axe at hand we will then embark on a one hour guided excursion on the glacier. Your guide will be pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice while on the hike and teaching you about some of the local geography and history. The glacier surface and colour change a lot depending on the time of year, but summer is the perfect time to get up on the ice and explore.

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What's included?

  • We will take you on Falljökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • Experience walking on a glacier
  • 4×4 transfer to and from our meeting location; we are able to drive closer to the glacier, which means less walking to reach it.
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment included
  • Small group size
  • Supporting a small local family company
  • This tour is carbon neutralized

What do I need to bring?

Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes, gloves, hat and sunglasses recommended if sunny. Let us know if you don´t have hiking boots, you can rent them from us on location for 1.000 ISK

Itinerary

Day 1: We expect you to arrive at our meeting location 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Our meeting point is at Freysnes Service Station. You will see there our big black van marked with a Local Guide logo. You can purchase a coffee or any snack at the station as well as use the toilets before and after the tour.

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