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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Öræfi, Iceland
Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group
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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
  • Enjoy an exhilarating glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park
  • Certified guides share safety information and insights
  • Avoid the crowds with an evening departure (June–August only)
  • A small group ensures personalized attention
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Harness, crampons and ice axe
Weather dependent clothing
Hiking boots
Sunglasses
Backpack with extra clothing layers, bottle of water and small snacks.

Departure Point

Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Melrakki Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
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The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group .

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is the best company around, I did the 9am tour so we were the first ones on the glacier and our guide was great!" See review
  • "The groups are small so it's much more hands on." See review

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Must see/do in Iceland!
Peter_G
, Jul 2021
Fantastic trip, Katarina was a wealth of knowledge and made us feel safe and good. The best part was the amazing sights you get to experience!
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Best glacier hike tour!
Chi
, Jul 2021
Definitely recommend! There was only one other person on my tour so a total of 4ppl. The guide Katerina(?) drove us up close to the bottom of the glacier, other big tour buses parked outside at the parking lot which is ~30min walk. From the bottom of the glacier we then hiked ~10min from the sand covered glacier to where we were on real ice. Katerina then helped us put on crampons and we started the tour! Sun was out that day so we didn't feel cold at all until we reached the highest point for the tour. We stopped multiple times for pictures and got a taste of the real glacier water at one point. Best tour ever!!
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Awesome experience and guide! Best company around
Niklas_J
, Jul 2021
This is the best company around, I did the 9am tour so we were the first ones on the glacier and our guide was great!
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The most helpful accommodating tour operators. If you do one tour in Iceland, make it this one!
Dee
, Jul 2021
If you're going to choose a tour operator choose this one. The hike that they provide is on one of the most scenic glaciers, and the extra small group is a must for such hikes (based on all of my extensive research). But beyond this, the tour operators are INCREDIBLY kind and accommodating. We had some mishaps that messed up our itinerary but the operators were amazing and flexible. Iceland roadtrips can be packed, and stressful with uncertainty of timing and sometimes confusing routes. Booking tours with people as kind as this is a MUST to help alleviate said stress. I never write reviews, but if you do book a tour coming to Iceland this should be the one!
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Will never forget this glacier hike!
Carmen
, Jun 2021
What an experience! Definitely recommend this hike with the guides. You should dress warmly. They provide equipment. Insightful guides tell you about the glaciers. I will never forget this hike :) so beautiful !!!!!!
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Best Glacier Hike
Marc_K
, Jun 2021
Katarina was amazing. We started early so we were around less people. The groups are small so it's much more hands on. Katarina was very informative and gave us some great facts. A very positive experience. I looked into different companies and I would go with Katarina for the best experience!
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Fantástico
Eunice_M
, Aug 2020
Fantástico. Hicimos la excursión a solas con la guía, que fue amable en todo momento y nos equipó bien. Disfrutamos mucho
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Emozionante
Alberto_L
, Aug 2020
Guida preparata e divertente. Escursione emozionante e indimenticabile. Vedere il ghiacciaio, bere l'acqua fresca dal ghiacciaio e camminare sopra il ghiacciaio sono esperienze stupende
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Sehr gut
helga419
, Jul 2019
Sehr gute Führung, kleine Gruppen, haben die erste Tour genommen(9.00 Uhr), waren somit auch die ersten auf dem Gletscher.Sehr beeindruckend. Guide hat viele Informationen übermittelt und alle Fragen beantwortet. ( möglich durch die kleine Gruppe). Wir können es nur emfehlen.
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