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Glacier Discovery - half day glacier hike near Skaftafell provided by Local Guide of Vatnajokull

Glacier Discovery - half day glacier hike near Skaftafell

Glacier Discovery - half day glacier hike near Skaftafell
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The Glacier Discovery tour takes you on a journey towards a majestic glacier ice fall. After a short 4x4 super-jeep drive that brings us very close to the glacier, we will put our crampons on, arm ourselves with ice axes and start our hike up the glacier. The tour is designed for those looking for an in depth glacier hike in Iceland. During this glacier hike your guide will teach you about the geology, geography and history of the local area, as well as pointing out some of the fascinating features of the ice. The glacier surface and colour changes constantly depending on the time of year and features such as Moulins, glacier cones and crevasses come and go. The landscape is one of constant motion, but one thing never changes; what an incredible experience it is to go glacier hiking in Iceland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • We meet up at Freysnes gas station by our equipment truck. There we will fit you with the equipment needed to hike a glacier confidently and safely. From there we drive our trusted super-jeeps to the glacier's edge. Then we will begin our hike towards the ice fall on the picturesque Falljökull. Going glacier hiking is a must do in Iceland. Being a local company we truly appreciate this area that we call our home and we love show people the stunning nature of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We meet up at Freysnes gas station by our equipment truck. There we will fit you with the equipment needed to hike a glacier confidently and safely. From there we drive our trusted super-jeeps to the glacier's edge. Then we will begin our hike towards the ice fall on the picturesque Falljökull. Going glacier hiking is a must do in Iceland. Being a local company we truly appreciate this area that we call our home and we love show people the stunning nature of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57360P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local and Experienced Glacier Guide
  • Crampons, Ice Axe, Helmet & Harness
  • 4x4 Super-Jeep Transfer
  • Supporting a Small Local Company
  • Carbon Neutralised Tour
Exclusions
  • Food, drink, clothing
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Freysnes, Iceland The meeting location is at Freysnes gas station. You will find our black meeting truck to the right of the main building.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local and Experienced Glacier Guide
  • Crampons, Ice Axe, Helmet & Harness
  • 4x4 Super-Jeep Transfer
  • Supporting a Small Local Company
  • Carbon Neutralised Tour
Exclusions
  • Food, drink, clothing
Departure details
  • Freysnes, Iceland The meeting location is at Freysnes gas station. You will find our black meeting truck to the right of the main building.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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arthurs946
Leer, Germany30 contributions
amazing trip to the glacier
Sep. 2021
we contacted the provider two days before the tour and he replied immediately. contact was nice and easy.
tour started at 9.15 in the morning, meeting point was easy to find next to a gas station with a diner.
our guide was Pat, very nice guy with a huge knowledge about the history, sagas, glaciers and iceland in general. was nice talking and listening to him!
our group size was 9 people, which was quite good and not too big.
Equipment was in good shape, Pat explained well what and how to use it.
The tour was great, with amazing view all over the glacier with beautiful pictures spots.
For the half-day tour you should be in good shape otherwise the shorter tour might be better. But anyway you should do it!
One of the best experiences we had in Iceland! :-)
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JWSitek
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
Excellent first contact with a glacier
It was my first contact with a glacier and it was excellent. The route isn't very intensive, almost everyone can make it. The guide, Daniel, knows well the area and told us a lot of information about formation of the glacier, how it evolves and how it changed on the past few years. He extensively answered all our questions. We got crampons, helmets and axes (although finally the last ones weren't necessary). There's even a pair of half-domesticated crows on the route ;)
Written 21 September 2021
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Tiziana
1 contribution
Amazing tour of the glacier
Aug. 2021 • Couples
The tour on the glacier was amazing and very well organised. We were able to hike on the glacier and the guide was very professional and guided us throughout all the visit. We definitely recommend this visit for spending a marvellous half a day on the glacier!
Written 9 August 2021
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Dear Tznmgn, Thank you for sharing your glacier experience with the community. We are glad to see you enjoyed your half day tour and we hope to meet you on a glacier one day again! Take care,
Written 10 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shaym110
Tel Aviv District, Israel16 contributions
Great with young kids, rain or shine!
Jul. 2021 • Family
We are a family with kids ages 7-13, and took the private tour so that my youngest child will be able to join. This is more costly, but was worth every penny! It was quite rainy, and we were afraid that this would make the glacier hike not enjoyable, but we had a blast. Or instructor, Lisa, was very nice, knowledgeable and patient with my kids. For my 7 years old it was like a giant playground. He loved using the crampons and ice axe, and within a few minutes he was walking by Lisa talking and playing with her. He was totally in his element, and we all had a great time. What an amazing experience!
We came back drenched in water (they do provide waterproof overcoats and pants, but this will only make the memories stronger!
Thank you Dorota for the communication before the hike, and for answering all my questions and concerns promptly by email, and to Lisa for an unforgettable glacier hike!
Written 27 July 2021
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Dear Shaym110. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We are more than happy to have you and your family with us on the glacier. It is important to us to make sure every member of your family had a wonderful time despite the not so ideal weather :) We hope to be able to show you a glacier one day again! Take care, Best regards,
Written 1 August 2021
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A. Cottet
Bulle, Switzerland14 contributions
If you like ice it’s for you 😉
We made a 3 hours walk on the glacier and it was the best walk I ever done in my life. The view on the top of the glacier was amazing and the guide was so adorable. She answered all our questions and she even tell us some stories about the glacier and some legends in Iceland. We booked the day before for 4 people and we were alone on our group so it was like a privet tour. There is a small drive on a 4x4 bus from the meeting point to the starting of the walk. There’s a part where you have to climb on pebbles (about 15 minutes) and then it’s all on the ice.
Written 21 July 2021
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Dear Acotter, Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are extremely happy to see you enjoying your glacier adventure with us. More importantly, we are glad to read such a positive experience of our guide. We will make sure to share with our team your words. We look forward to meeting you again in Iceland, Best regards,
Written 1 August 2021
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Sigurdur B
Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions
Can’t recommend it enough 🤩🙌
Glacier Discovery can’t recommend it enough!! What an amazing glacier hike we had.

It started by getting picked up by our guide Snorri in Freysnes on this massive 4x4 super jeep. From there he drove us a short trip up to the glacier where we switched to crampons and hiking boots. We were quite lucky with the weather, and since the world is going through this covid times, we were the only group up on the glacier. That made for a peaceful but yet an experience full of action and adventure.
Considering myself maybe a bit above average when it comes to hiking I can say that I felt comfortable the whole time on the glacier, specially after our guide showed us some tricks on how to fully utilize the crampons on the ice.
Snorri our guide was a champ! Full of knowledge and funny.

Definitely recommend and If I get the opportunity I will take another trip with them.

Regards
Siggi
Written 27 September 2020
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Local Guide o
Thank you for this wonderful review of our glacier discovery tour this summer, glad to hear you had a good time on the ice with Snorri!
Written 29 September 2020
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Gudrun T
Reykjavik, Iceland12 contributions
Glacier world full of wonders
Feb. 2020
We went hiking on a glacier outlet of the great Vatnajökull with the very best guides ever, Óli and Áslaug. This trip is beautifully designed by the company and I will recommend it to everybody. It looks scary, but in reality, it is just fairly easy, but fills you with wonderful energy and leaves behind vivid images of a nature being still made. Such is the force of the glacier power.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Local Guide of Vatnajokull
Joan F
Joan F
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Highly Recommended!
Our tour and guide were truly perfect. Our guide was very experienced. He drove very carefully through some roug
J9788WTkevinl
J9788WTkevinl
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AMAZING TOUR
WOW! Kiddi was the most wonderful tour guide! We booked a private ice cave glacier hike and it was worth every penn
Mariavittoriaelena
Mariavittoriaelena
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Great experience
It was a cloudy day and the visibility of the glacier was limited, but the ice walk was very pleasant and our guide
melchior2021
melchior2021
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Excellent tour with phantastic guide
We had booked for a half day glacier discovery morning tour. It took appr. 4 hrs. and we learned much about glacier
AmyGDK
AmyGDK
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Quality experience - highly recommend
Such a fun tour with great guide Lisa. My only regret is that our 12 year old daughter wasn't old enough to do some
andyT072016
andyT072016
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Vatnajökull Glacier Discovery
Great trip, the guide was very professional and informative. I would certainly recommend it, the only problem was
alexandrasM6295RJ
alexandrasM6295RJ
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Amazing! Such a unique experience
This was such a cool experience, and so beautiful. The hike is pretty easy, and they give you helmets, crampons, an
mats-2902
mats-2902
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Very good tour and fantastic guide
The tour was a very good experience. Many information from our guide pat regarding the glacier. I can recommend the
MadrugadaTampa
MadrugadaTampa
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Book this now!!!
This was one of our most memorable experiences in Iceland. We had no idea what to expect. Lisa, our guide, was amaz
harris0423
harris0423
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Awesome glacier hike
We were a group of 14 friends--all in their 50s, except for my wife and me, who are in our mid-60s. Not the easiest
hrme17
hrme17
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Excellent
Amazing, knowledgeable, safety-minded tour company. I felt very comfortable bringing my kids on this journey. We w
IrisB289
IrisB289
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Even better than expected !
We had a great tour with our guide Patrice. He offered good knowledge of the ice cave and also gave us a lot of fre
ppH8425DP
ppH8425DP
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Great tour with a great guide:)
Very unique experience, icelandic must see. I can highly recommend Sapphire ice cave tour for beginners, we've neve
davidegiustozzi
davidegiustozzi
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Very positive
Nice experience, reliable company. We did half day tour with ice climbing experience and we really enjoyed. Our gui
AnnaS3988
AnnaS3988
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An excellent experience
This tour is so much fun! I went with my husband and 3 teenage sons and they absolutley loved it. Absolutely one of
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