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Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition provided by Troll Expeditions

Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition

Skaftafell Adventure Tour - 5-Hour Expedition
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from C$156.88 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Set out on a hiking adventure on a glacier in Iceland during this half-day tour. Join a guide for a frozen excursion in Skaftafell National Park and explore the Falljökull glacier. After a safety briefing, get outfitted with necessary equipment (including helmets, crampons, and ice axes) and discover the glacier’s striking features such as deep crevices and ice sculptures.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
Highlights
Go hiking to explore the Falljökull glacier
Experience Iceland’s natural beauty during a guided tour
See panoramic views over Skaftafell National Park
All necessary equipment is included
What to expect
After a short ride on the famous “Tröll Bus”, you’ll immerse yourself in the glacier and begin a short hike to the ice cap. Once there, your guide will explain how to get geared up and what the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment on it’s time to take to the ice and begin the adventure. As you get into the glacier outlet, the majestic features of the natural world amaze you. Falljökull is a glacial tongue from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. The icefall in the area is unique on earth and the further you get, the more it will blow your mind. The out-worldly scenery is comprised the ice formations in the area: deep crevasses, pale moulins, and even ice sculptures. The further we continue exploring, the more the beautiful it gets. Since we’re going to be so high up, we will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, that has gained fame in the last years for being the location for many films and shows. During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50287P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All activities • Professional guide • All safety gear for glacier hike
Exclusions
Hiking shoes (available for rent with your guide) • Hats & Gloves • Clothing
Duration
5h
Departure details
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland We will see you at our meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded. Since May 1st, 2019 the meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions. Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms.
Inclusions
All activities • Professional guide • All safety gear for glacier hike
Exclusions
Hiking shoes (available for rent with your guide) • Hats & Gloves • Clothing
Departure details
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Iceland We will see you at our meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. Please note that if you arrive after departure time your place on the tour can't be guaranteed or refunded. Since May 1st, 2019 the meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center by the main road. You can look up "Skaftafell Terminal" on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions. Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center which offers free parking and has restrooms.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress according to weather
Good to have energy snacks
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 12 travellers
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Erik P
5 contributions
A must during a trip to Iceland!
We had such a great experience with Franci doing the 5-hour glacier hike! It was a highlight of our trip. The views are fantastic and it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be! If you have the time to do this hike, I highly recommend it!
Written May 30, 2021
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Josh
1 contribution
Awesome adventure on glacier
May 2021
This tour was amazing! If you've never hiked a glacier before this is the place to do it, with the scenic Icelandic mountains in the background and excellent guides. Our guide Franzy was very knowledgeable and fun - she really went out of her way to make sure everyone had an excellent time. The glacier itself is a sort of other-worldly place, with crevasses, streams, ridges and waterfalls; definitely a unique experience I'd recommend to anyone visiting Iceland.
Written May 26, 2021
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Eva Ke
4 contributions
Amazing 5 hours spent on a glacier
May 2021
We had an awesome time on the Falljökull Glacier. First, we got outfitted with crampons, climbing harness and an ice axe (that we only needed for pictures) at the Skaftafell Terminal, then we drove to the glacier. On our way up, our guide, Franzy, explained many things about the glacier, about the way she had witnessed climate change first hand with ice caves collapsing, the glacier receeding. While doing that, she also explained how to use our gear, we got to try the ice screw, and she led us very close to the magnificent ice fall of the glacier. So see this from afar gives you a whole new appreciation for Everest expeditions with the hike through the Khumbu icefall. All in all it was a great way to spend our time in Skaftafell. Franzy was even kind enough to recommend a lot of places to visit on our continued road trip through Iceland.
Written May 23, 2021
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Sam M
2 contributions
Excellent time
May 2021 • Solo
The hike was a lot of fun and not too straining. The guide, Franzie, was by far the highlight. She was very funny, inquisitive, and knowledgeable about the glacier.
Written May 15, 2021
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Itamar W
3 contributions
Great glacier hike
Best guide we could ask for- charming, informative and friendly. We had a great time walking and exploring the glacier.
Written May 15, 2021
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Cathrin W
4 contributions
5h glacier tour with Franzy
May 2021 • Couples
We did the glacier walk with Franzy. We have been lucky with the weather and got great pictures on the glacier. Franzy explained a lot about the glacier and the different kind of ice. She showed us, how to move save on the glacier with the crampons. Thank you for this wonderful day!!
Written May 15, 2021
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Omri Tcherner
1 contribution
Glacier Adventure with Franziska
Nothing bad to say whatsoever. Franziska is super funny, knowledgeable and a fun guide. We wholeheartedly recommend this tour. If you get to do it with Franziska consider yourself lucky! We’ll be back for sure
Written May 14, 2021
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Kasia
1 contribution
great experience
Mar. 2021
Me and my friends did a tour with Troll this March and it was an amazing experience! The owner of the company was very nice and helpful, so was our guide. And Skaftafell is a place you don't forget!
Written April 29, 2021
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Veronika G
2 contributions
Landscape experiences of high calibre!
Nov. 2020
Wonderful experience on Virkisjökull in South East Iceland. First time for me hiking on a glacier I felt very safe and well instructed by the cool glacier guide Trym Norman. I recommend him as a guide and this hike without reservation.
Written November 2, 2020
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al c
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
amazing
Sep. 2020
Great experience!!! Franzy is sooo amazing!!! afterwards she recomended us some places nearby which were less crowded and as beautiful as the main atractions
Written September 23, 2020
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