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Hof, Iceland
Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Head out on a thrilling ice adventure to the Skaftafell Ice Cave from Hofn. Traverse Europe’s largest glacier, and Iceland’s highest mountain range, to reach the entrance of the ice cave. Admire the beauty of the natural landmarks with its blue walls and ice formations as you venture inside the cave with your guide and ice picking equipment.
  • Explore the Skaftafell Ice Cave and glacier on this 4-hour tour from Hofn
  • Learn how to walk across a glacier and use the ice caving equipment
  • Admire the beauty of the natural landmark and Europe’s largest glacier
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small-group excursion
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Free Parking
Certified English-speaking glacier guide
Glacier Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, and ice axe
Hiking boots (can be rented with your guide)
Food and drinks
W76G+G2 , W76G+G24 Hof, Iceland

We will see you at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is at Troll Expeditions Skaftafell by the main road.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Troll Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 sanitization during Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike?
A: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 Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike.

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We had amazing guide...
Maruk_K
, Apr 2022
We had amazing guide (unfortunately we can't remember his name because it was so difficult just to pronounce it, sorry) the whole tour was well plnned and everyone was accommodating. Also our guide kept us entertained and informed about all the questions we had. Would really recomand to anyone.
star-5
Great experience!
Federico_O
, Apr 2022
Very nice and gentele guides! excellent tour wih excelllent views. Spcially our tour guide was very patient and kind with all the team members, also she was very funny and taught us about climate change.
star-5
Nice experience
Adrian_A
, Mar 2022
The experience was great, very friendly guides and full of tips. Great experience for family as well.
star-5
Really good experience,...
Melisa_P
, Mar 2022
Really good experience, the guide was very nice and the weather was perfect. Overall a Very good experience
star-5
Skaftafell tour
Nuclearbutterfly
, Mar 2022
Tour guide was friendly, informative and funny. Would recommend to family and friends this tour. Hike 2.5 miles.
star-5
Highly Recommend!
Adair_B
, Feb 2022
This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Adam our guide was the best and made the experience that much more enjoyable! Would highly recommend. If this isn't on your bucket list it should be :)
star-5
Beautiful glacier and cave, fun hike.
Carter_R
, Jan 2022
Pascal was an informative, entertaining, and knowledgable guide who knew the glacier and his equipment very well. The glacier was beautiful, and walking in its shiny blue surface was a great experience. The cave was also great, and even in a cloudy day we cpuld see the sunlight through the thick blue ice walls. Id recommend this to anyone who enjoys hiking and wants to see a massive glacier up close.
star-5
Great morning hike!
Hayley_K
, Nov 2021
Biscuit was an awesome guide, we had a great hike around the glacier and the ice cave was magical too. Group size was perfect too, would 100% recommend!
star-5
Amazing!
Mladen_P
, Oct 2021
It was an amazing experience, but what made it even more amazing was our guide John. Thank you very much for this! ❤️❤️❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience and guided tour
Jennifer_W
, Feb 2020
Awesome hike onto the glacier and into the ice cave. Ryan, from Omaha, was a terrific guide. Also a great photographer for the group. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the glacier and the ice cave formations. And he is very friendly and overall it was a great experience. Definitely a must if you’re traveling to Iceland.
star-5
Incredible Views
dianakloda
, Feb 2020
One of a kind experience hiking up the glacier, we had a great tour guide that really showed us two caves, which were also beautiful. Be aware when booking though that this is 4.5 hours away from Reykjavík. We were able to quickly change our reservation to the afternoon time once we realIzed how far we would need to travel to get there.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Spectacular experience!
SAMSON_J
, Jan 2020
We were lucky enough to meet our guide - Jessica. She is really helpful and meticulous. She shared with us many information about ice caves and glacier. Her laughter made this whole trip better!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Super guide, super excursion
Amlie_M
, Apr 2022
Une super expérience, un très bon moment, le supplément demandé pour la grotte de glace nous a néanmoins semblé un peu trop cher compte tenu de sa taille et du temps consacré à celle-ci, mais cela n’entache en rien la qualité de l’excursion qui était géniale ! Notre guide PASCAL était au top ! 👌
star-5
Sublime
jeanluc_p
, Mar 2022
La marche sur le glacier avec de beaux commentaires de notre guide mexicaine. Les couleurs flamboyantes du glacier.
star-4
Belle rando
Marion_C
, Mar 2022
Super rando en famille avec un petit groupe avec 2 guides très sympathiques ! Beaux paysages et passages dans les glaces bleutées !
star-4
Une magnifique expérience
Agns_M
, Jan 2022
Cette expédition est une très belle expérience que je recommande à quiconque veut s’aventurer sur un glacier, se faufiler entre ses crevasses, goûter de la glace ayant des milliers d’années et déambuler dans de magnifiques grottes de glace ! Seul bémol nous nous attendions à une expédition de 4/5h comme indiqué, mais cela n’a duré que 3h.
star-4
Gute Tour zu fairem Preis
Benjamin_O
, Oct 2021
Bei der Wanderung auf dem Gletscher und dem Besuch der Eishöhle handelt es sich um eine relativ einfache Tour für die keinerlei Vorkenntnisse benötigt werden. Die Eishöhle, welche wir besucht haben, befand sich am unteren Rand des Gletschers und davor oder danach wird etwas auf dem einfachen Teil des Gletschers gewandert. Dazu gibt es zahlreiche Erklärungen über die Entstehung der Gletscher in Island. Die Ausrüstung wird gestellt. Die Tour hat uns grundsätzlich gefallen, hätte aber auch etwas anspruchsvoller sein können, und der Weg, bis man dann auf dem Gletscher war, hat sich etwas gezogen.

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