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Blue Ice Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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Blue Ice Experience
From US$100.93
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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.
US$100.93
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.
US$100.93
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.
US$109.00
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Overview
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.
Write a ReviewReviews (25)

1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 4 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing!!!

This was an amazing experience! Our guide was wonderful. We were in a group of about 15 people Ranging from 8 years old to 65 years old. We were provided crampons and an ice ax. They checked our hiking boots and you could rent boots...More

Thank Kate E
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kate, thanks for the review! We are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your walk on the glacier, and that you got to experience glacier water from the source. We are also glad to hear how safe you felt on the glacier,...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Great experience walking on Vatnajokull Glacier!

We loved walking on the outlet glacier of Vatnajokull. This was our first walk ever on a glacier and we must have walked for slightly more than an hour on the glacier. The terrain was easy and this is a trip that families can do...More

1  Thank SafariLover94
IMGMountainGuides, Guest Relations Manager at Icelandic Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for leaving us a recommendation. Kyle will be very pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed your glacier walk with him and we do agree that people of all ages and fitness levels can comfortably complete this tour. Hopefully we will...More

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