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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.

2 hours and 30 minutes

Starting at 11.900 ISK


Glacier Encounter is our classic short tour and the perfect  introduction to glaciers in Vatnajökull National park. In this 3 hour  tour we explore the icy landscape of the outlet glacier Falljökull. By  driving to the glacier on our super jeeps, we reserve our energy and add  time for enjoyment up on the beautiful glacier. We carbon offset all of  our tours as we believe it to be our responsibility as a glacier  guiding company.

Once we reach the edge of the glacier we put on  our crampons, and armed with an ice axe, we venture onto the ice to  explore the fascinating ice features such as moulins, crevasses,  moraines and dirt cones. Your guide will tell you about the local Öræfi  region, home to the highest peak of Iceland and several volcanoes.

The glacier surface and colours change drastically depending  on the time of the year. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the views  of the high mountain peaks and black sand beaches stretching out into  the ocean in the distance.

Our meeting point is Freysnes Service station, 2 minutes from Skaftafell National Park.

What to bring:

Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather as well as a hat, gloves (sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended if sunny)

Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1000 ISK.

This tour has a 24h cancellation policy with 100% refund. Please feel free to read more about our cancellation policy here.

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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


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.