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Blue Ice Experience

  • 2.5-hour glacier hike in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided hike across the Svínafellsjökull Glacier
  • Marvel at snow-covered mountains, walls of ice, and natural ice sculptures
Blue Ice Experience
From USD 92.61
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10:00 am departureMost Popular
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 10:00 am. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure.
USD 92.61
2:00 pm departure
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 2:00 pm. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 15 min. prior to departure.
USD 92.61
11:00 am departure
Departure from Skaftafell National Park at 11:00 am. Meeting point is at Icelandic Mountain Guides Sales Lodge (next to the National Park Visitor Center) 20 min. prior to departure.
USD 109.00
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The Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park is home to Europe’s largest glacier and the icy landscapes offer a dramatic backdrop for a hiking adventure. This 2.5-hour guided glacier hike ensures a personalized experience, with a small group of up to 15 participants, and full instruction provided.
What to Expect
Your adventure begins at the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge in the Skaftafell-Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll meet your guide in time for your chosen departure time. After a safety briefing, get suited up with crampons, ice axes, and glacial hiking gear, and travel by bus to the starting point of your hike, a short drive from the lodge.

On arrival, take the time to practice walking along the ice, before following your guide on a thrilling glacier walk. Marvel at the wild glacial landscapes as you climb through deep crevasses, duck beneath high ice arches, and admire glacier mills and ice sculptures. Listen as your guide explains more about the region’s unique geology and how the glaciers form and change over time, and perhaps catch sight of the snow-capped Hvannadalshnukur in the distance, Iceland’s highest peak.

After around 2 hours on the ice, return to the bus for the journey back to the lodge.

Please note: This tour is best suited to participants with their own transport - travelers must provide their own transportation to and from the Mountain Guides Sales Lodge.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great guide and a great time

This was the second glacier we'd hiked on, but that made it no less fun or exciting. We had an excellent guide (don't remember his name, but he was from New Zealand) who explained the geology and geography as we went along, The hike was...More

Thank BigG-28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Glacier Hike

Our family of four with two teen girls did the Blue Ice experience in August. It was well organized and any extra equipment that you needed was available - my husband needed different hiking boots and they were available to rent. We drove to Skaftafell...More

Thank ketchuprequired
Reviewed 7 September 2018
This was an AMAZING experience!

Our mountain guide Sölvi was wonderful,so attentive,patient,and very informative. We were so happy to have had him as our guide. I would highly recommend this excursion. You get to see spectacular creation!!! A must on your bucket list.

1  Thank AnnaAugust2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Excellent Family Adventure

We did the glacier climb at Falljokull. Our guide Elisabeth A. was excellent! Our group consisted of young and old with various physical abilities. She made sure everyone got to see the individual cravas. Very interesting and fun!! Only bad part was long walk back...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Excellent guided tour of Skaftafell

We booked the Blue Ice Experience online for a party of five, including 3 teenage boys. The tour started very promptly (we were a few minutes late and the other passengers were already on the bus), but they very quickly showed us how to attach...More

Thank robigail
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