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Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

Skaftafell, Iceland
Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


The Vatnajökull glacier is widely considered the jewel in Skaftafell National Park’s crown, but the icy terrain holds hidden dangers. On this ice-caving tour, hike around and beneath the Vatnajökull glacier with your certified guide, and explore millions of years of natural geology. With crampons and safety equipment included, enjoy uninterrupted views over the icy landscapes for which Iceland is famous.
  • Explore the Vatnajökull glacier caves with your guide: The icy terrain make the caves potentially hazardous
  • Up-close views over the icy formations and subterranean terrain
  • Gain insight into millions of years of natural history
  • Safety equipment included
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Small group experience
Ice caving adventure
Professional driver/guide
Glacier equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

228J+CQ Skaftafell, Iceland

The meeting point for this tour is at the Arctic Adventures Booking Hut in Skaftafell National park. Skaftafell is located in approx 327km (203 miles) distance from Reykjavik.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in cold weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • This is a small group tour ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic 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.
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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24 Reviews

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The highlight of our trip. Great small...
Kathryn K
, Nov 2017
The highlight of our trip. Great small group experience. We booked the earliest departure and it was worth it! It felt like we had the glacier to ourselves. Our guide, Bronwyn, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, funny, and she took some wonderful group photos of us. I will note, that we had originally not booked this tour. I had booked another tour via Viator for the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon hike. Unfortunately, the operator cancelled and I never got a notification from Viator. I didn't find out until I was in Iceland the night before when I logged in to look at the parking details, etc. Viator's customer service did work with me and they re-booked us for the Vatnajokull Glacier tour. While I was not happy with the situation, it all worked out in the end. We really did have a great time on this tour and I would recommend it. Just double and triple check that status of your bookings.
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Absolutely amazing experience. The...
Philip D
, Jan 2017
Absolutely amazing experience. The guides were great, very accommodating, and provided lots of interesting information. The title of this tour is a little misleading as this was fundamentally a glacier hike/climb with a relatively quick stop-off into a small-ish ice cave. That being said, we weren't the least bit disappointed. The hiking was amazing and unlike anything we'd ever done. You will absolutely want waterproof boots, waterproof pants e.g. snow pants and jacket as you're out in the snow/rain/elements for a few hours straight. Additional gear is available from the company to borrow/purchase on-site if you show up underprepared. Activity level was moderate. Anyone who is able to walk for a few hours straight should have no problem whatsoever keeping up, and the guides do a great job of keeping everyone together.
was really amazing. but if you just...
Sungeun J
, Jan 2017
was really amazing. but if you just want to enjoy with not too much walk. you should not. but anyway highly recommended.

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