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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike provided by Troll Expeditions

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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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To the inexperienced, embarking upon a glacier hike and ice climb sounds intimidating. However, in the safe hands of a guide, this half-day adventure is suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Your guide provides all the guidance and equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, to get you confidently onto the ice to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and ice formations.
  • An experienced guide ensures safety and comfort
  • All necessary equipment is provided
  • Suitable for beginner and experienced climbers
  • Numbers are limited to 18 people for personalized attention 
Important Information
Departure Point
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All necessary glacier equipment: harness, helmet, ice axe
  • Hiking boots
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • 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 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Miguel Lozoya wrote a review Feb. 2020
Tenerife, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
I’m not sure if that’s the correct excursion we did but, anyways, visiting the Vatnajökull glaciar was an amazing experience. The views are spectacular and it’s a pretty amazing tour from the start to the end. I thought that it was going to be a little rough to hike but it was
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Ping Koo wrote a review Feb. 2020
Lubeck, Germany6 contributions
Kasia was the guide on the ice climbing tour I joined. She was fun and responsible. The ice climbing experience itself is really cool. We first tried the easy version and then we got to go down to a moulin and climb back up. We could also decide how low we wanted to go so there
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Troll Expeditio... I, Front Office Manager at Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hi PingCKoo Thank you for your lovely review. Ice climbing is such great fun and Kasia is a fantastic guide, we´re glad you had sa great time and it was such a once in a lifetime experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again for your next Icelandic adventure. Best wishes Cordelia
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Joana wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the ultimate glaciar hike with Katja and it was amazing! Since we were only 5 people, we also had the chance to try the ice climbing which one a great experience! We can definitely recommend to book the hike with Tröll Expeditions!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Troll Expeditio... I, Front Office Manager at Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike
Responded Feb. 16, 2020
Hi Joanarri88 Thank you for your review. We´re glad to hear you had an incredible tour with Kasia, she is a great guide. We look forward to seeing you again for your next Icelandic adventure. Best wishes Cordelia
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Kunny wrote a review Feb. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was so nice that I was middle of ice. And the person who guided us was so kind. It was very goooooood and wanna recommend to my people reallly!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Camilla K wrote a review Dec. 2019
Taastrup, Denmark1 contribution
We had the pleasure to go ice climbing on the Skaftafell me and my mom and had the most amazing experience. The guide "Carolina" was so sweet and gave us full attention, telling us about the nature of a glacier, the history and we were very well treated. We were even so lucky to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Troll Expeditions
Experience the breathtaking beauty of a glacier
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. The beauty of the glacier was breathtaking and we had plenty o
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Awesome expirience in the ice caves + Glacier hike
We did not take quite this tour but "Skaftafell Blue Ice Cave Adventure & Glacier Hike" which is a 4h tour in Fjall
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An unplanned trip that went well
Gummi was our guide & driver. During the trip, he showed us around 8 places of interest, he offered a lot of info
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Fantastic team!
I took part in two tours, one to south Iceland, the other one to west Iceland. Our lovely tour guide Rocky is a gen
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Amazing experience
Our amazing snorkeling experience with our guide Anna was such unforgettable, it made our trip to Iceland really wo
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Topp off the list
I have been on a lot of glaciers around the world and love them all, but I have never seen something like this one
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Great hike with Trym
Had a great time and lots of fun on the glacier hike with our guide Trym. He was very knowledgeable, informative an
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Fantastic experience
Sparkling clear waters, very cold though even with the drysuit. Nonetheless, would not have wanted to miss it. It i
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Wonderful Snorkeling experience on 12 March
My tour guide David is super nice, helpful and responsible. He really endeavored and put a lot of extra efforts to
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Great guide
Thanks for Julien who took us to travel around Iceland. 雖然許多行程因為大雪封路而取消,但是導遊Julien會隨機應變找到附近有趣的景點,甚至加碼行程帶我們看極光。大力推薦此
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Great trip
It was an excellent experience to visit Iceland in winter, thanks to Julien, he is a really great guide and also a
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So much more than expected
You'd think beautiful nature is beautiful nature everywhere, but Iceland is something special. Our guide Carlos wen
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Breathtaking Experience!
We did a wonderful tour with our guide Trym! Weather was - typical for Iceland - permanently changing but the exper
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Fantastic Tour
Rocky was an informative, friendly and humorous guide throughout the two day tour. Got to see everything listed on
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We loved this tour! Snorkelling was amazing and not as cold as you would expect! It was really beautiful and the ph
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Key Details
  • Skaftafell National Park, Hvannadalshnukur
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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