Iceland Vatnajokull Glacier Hiking Tour from Skaftafell National Park


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Explore the icy wonders of Virkisjokull as you hike up its frozen tracks with an expert guide. Witness the amazing ice formations of Falljokull and take in the scenic view of surrounding mountains such as Hvannadalshnukur, Iceland's highest summit!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 08:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail


  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment
  • English-speaking guide

Start Timings

  • 10:00,  11:20,  12:00,  13:00,  


  • 3 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Departure from our Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof). Skaftafell is located 327 km (203 miles) from Reykjavik. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubaejarklaustur, 69 km to the west and Hofn, 130 km to the east.


  • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • The tour will visit either the Falljokull glacier or the Svinafellsjokull glacier depending on the season and current conditions.
  • Travel insurance is recommended.
  • This small group tour operates with a maximum of 15 participants per guide.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • The weather in Iceland is unpredictable. It is recommended to dress in 3 or 4 layers. You may wear a light t-shirt (preferably wool), then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are ideal and then waterproof pants over them.
  • Lunch

Requirement(s) - other

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.


Iceland Vatnajokull Glacier Hiking Tour from Skaftafell National Park
07:45:00 Check in at Skaftafell Booking Center

Day: Day1
08:00:00 Scenic Bus Tour
Ride from the Skaftafell National Park to the Virkisjokull glacier and have a glimpse of the impressive mountains lined up along the edge of Vatnajokull.
Day: Day1
Falljokull Hike
Enjoy the view of stunning glaciers surrounding Falljokull as you hike up the mountain. See Iceland's highest summit, Hvannadalshnukur, which stands at 6,921 feet tall!
Day: Day1
Virkisjokull Hike
Have a captivating retreat with this icy hiking experience. Discover the unique features of each path as you go through the easy trails of the Falljokull and Virkisjokull glaciers. Strap on the crampons, climb the slopes and gaze upon the fascinating ice formations as you go through the glaciers.
Day: Day1
11:30:00 End of Tour

Day: Day1

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