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Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour ExpeditionHiking

Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland - 5-Hour Expedition

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Iceland's Skaftafell National Park on this extended glacier hiking tour, which allows more time on this glacier than most other tours. As you hike over the ice, past deep crevasses, pale moulins, and ice sculptures, and take in panoramic views over the park, your guide shares insights into glaciers, how they are formed and impacted by climate change. Includes all necessary safety gear.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ultimate Sightseeing Flight from SkaftafellNature and Wildlife

Ultimate Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell

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Embark on a photogenic aerial tour Landmannalaugar, Vatnajökull glacier, Grímsvötn eruption site, Lakagígar and more. Go over the flight plan with your pilot, and take off over the area, observing the steam blowing from the lake on top of the glacier, massive volcanic craters, countless mountains and valleys, and Iceland’s Highlands.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier HikeWinter Sports

Skaftafell Ice Caving & Glacier Hike

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Glacier EncounterNature and Wildlife

Glacier Encounter

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Iceland’s mighty glaciers boast some of the country’s most impressive scenery, but their isolated locations and icy terrain make exploring a challenge. On this beginner-level morning or afternoon hike, explore glacial landscapes around Falljökull with your guide. With safety equipment included, admire unrivaled views over the frozen wilderness.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small GroupWinter Sports

Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk - Small Group

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The Vatnajökull glacier ranks among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but exploring the icy terrain without a guide is dangerous. On this half-day tour, delve into the Skaftafell National Park with a certified guide and discover a world of ice formations and deep crevasses. With all the necessary safety equipment included, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier HikeWinter Sports

Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

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Hike along the Svínafellsjökull Glacier and climb a blue ice wall on this half-day experience from Skaftafell. Suitable for beginners, the hike combines expert tuition and safety briefings with spectacular mountain scenery. Take in the glacial sights as you climb and hike, and learn about the ice formations as you go. Even better, all equipment is included, so you don't need to bring a thing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group Hiking

Glacier Hike from Skaftafell - Extra Small Group

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Many glacier tours in Vatnajökull National Park require travelers to walk from the parking lot to the glacier terminus, eating into their time on the ice. On this tour, maximize your time on Falljökull glacier by traveling as near as possible in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Explore moulins, crevasses, and other formations in the company of an Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides-certified guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Short Glacier Hike Winter Sports

Short Glacier Hike

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The short tour is the perfect tour for those who have limited time or wish to experience the beauty of an Icelandic glacier with a relaxed approach. We begin by providing you with the necessary equipment then we take a scenic walking route through the mossy valley and up to the front of the glacier where we strap crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are strapped on tight we begin to head up the glacier, enjoying the stunning views as we go. Whilst keeping you safe we will also be on the lookout for interesting ice formations for you to photograph and admire. We take the time to explain how the glacier and its formations are created and why Vatnajökull is a very unique place. The short glacier tour is a great introduction to an Icelandic glacier and suitable for most people as we usually spend approximately two hours on the ice.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-Day Storurd Hiking Tour from EgilsstadirHiking

Full-Day Storurd Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Experience one of the most unique landscapes in East Iceland on this full-day guided hiking tour from Egilsstaðir. Together with your guide, hike a marked path all the way up to Stórurð ("The Giant Boulders"). Stórurð lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains and consists of gigantic tuff boulders most likely created by a landslide at the end of the latest cold era of the Ice Age. The hike is of moderate difficulty and crampons and hiking poles are available.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Ice Climbing ExpeditionWinter Sports

Ice Climbing Expedition

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“We live in the mountains. The mountains is where we are from, where we grew up, where we work and where we play. Vatnajökull is our back yard and we are just as enthusiastic to explore this ever changing environment as you are.” Glacier and Volcano Expeditions is an owner-operator style company and our main focus is to provide the highest possible standard of experience in Iceland. We back that up by providing our guests with guides that have many years of experience, are passionate alpinists and photographers and live permanently in the area. We take pride in introducing our guests to the incredible Vatnajökull National Park, where we guide the majority of our tours. Glacier hiking, ice cave tours, ice climbing, skiing trips, photography expeditions and volcano hikes are just some of the options that we have available, however our main speciality is guiding private and custom tours.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
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Ice Cave TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Ice Cave Tour

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Capture gorgeous photos of one of earth’s most remarkable phenomena: the blue ice caves of Vatnajökull National Park. Exploring in a group no larger than 13, with a guide and a helmet for safety’s sake, travel from Jökulsárlón to the cave in a rugged 4WD, then explore the eerie underground landscapes. Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule and the daylight.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From SkaftafellHiking

Small Group Glacier Wonders Adventure From Skaftafell

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Discover one of the gems of southern Iceland on this glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park. Head from Skaftafell to the edge of the spectacular Vatnajokull glacier. Learn how to use your climbing equipment, then hike out through the glacier valley and up onto the ice. Follow your guide on a route past open crevasses and frozen ice-caves, and admire breathtaking views over the landscape beyond. During your family-friendly trip, learn how glaciers are formed and marvel at the scale of the mighty glacier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National ParkHiking

Family-Friendly 3-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Skaftafell National Park on this family-friendly 3-hour glacier hike from Skaftafell. Collect your hiking equipment from the base, and explore easy hiking trails through the Skaftafell National Park with a guide. Admire sweeping views over the rugged mountain scenery and learn how glaciers form over millions of years. Out on the ice, discover deep crevasses in safety and gain insight into Iceland’s rich geology.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from ReykjavikOvernight Tours

2-Day Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon and South Coast Sightseeing from Reykjavik

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Experience the stark beauty of southern Iceland and seek out the Northern Lights on a 2-day tour from Reykjavik. Trace Iceland’s south coast by air-conditioned minibus and visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogagoss waterfalls, and black sand beach at Vik before an evening outing in search of the fluorescent Northern Lights. The next day, see the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and finish on a high note: with a walk on Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, to explore a luminous blue ice cave. Overnight hotel accommodation, breakfast and guided tours included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 days
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Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From SkaftafellHiking

Vatnajokull Small Group Glacier Hike From Skaftafell

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Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ice Cave and Glacier WalkWinter Sports

Ice Cave and Glacier Walk

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Visit a natural ice cave and explore an Icelandic glacier with the opportunity to take as many pictures as you like! Glacial ice caves are a beautiful natural creation and a must-see when visiting the south of Iceland. We take small groups of people on personalised trips into an ice cave which is located in Skaftafell. We provide you with the necessary glacier and safety equipment, then we will walk for about 20 minutes to the front of the glacier, which is where we strap our crampons onto our boots. Once our crampons are on we walk up to the ice cave and spend as much time as you would like in the cave taking pictures and admiring the inside of the glacial ice. Once we have been to the cave we then go and explore further up the glacier where we will encounter the amazing blue colour of the ice and its impressive features. We will complete a loop on the glacier and then return back to where we started from.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National ParkClimbing

7-Hour Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Experience in Skaftafell National Park

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Tackle Iceland’s rugged landscape on this all-day guided glacier hike and ice-climbing experience in Skaftafell National Park. At the Falljökull glacier, learn how to use the climbing equipment before heading out onto the ice, making your way up the icefall. This small-group tour allows for plenty of time to practice your ice-climbing skills.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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4-Hour Small-Group Skálafellsjökull Glacier Super Jeep TourNature and Wildlife

4-Hour Small-Group Skálafellsjökull Glacier Super Jeep Tour

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Go off road and off the beaten track on this guided tour to Skálafellsjökull glacier. Traveling in a small group, aboard a custom-built Super Jeep (the largest vehicles in Iceland), travel through the glacier valley of Sultartungnagil, setting for several Hollywood movies. Continue on through the Skálafellsjökull glacier outlet and take in the views of Vatnajökul before reaching the peak of Brókartíndur to soak in the view from the top.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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Full-Day Mt Snaefell Hiking Tour from EgilsstadirHiking

Full-Day Mt Snaefell Hiking Tour from Egilsstadir

Climb the 700,000-year-old Mt. Snaefell in eastern Iceland on this full day adventure tour. At 6,014 feet (1,833 meters), Snaefell is the tallest mountain outside the glacier region. Climb the west side of the mountain with an experienced guide who shares facts and stories about the area. On a clear day, it’s possible to see half of Iceland from the summit.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
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Reindeer Watching from LaugarfellNature and Wildlife

Reindeer Watching from Laugarfell

Get a peek at one of Iceland’s most iconic and elusive wildlife species, introduced from Norway in the 18th century, on this half-day reindeer tour. Head to stunning Laugarfell in Iceland’s eastern highlands, the only place on the island where the wild herds live. Discover postcard-perfect landscapes along the way, far off the beaten track.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National ParkHiking

5-Hour Glacier Hike in Skaftafell National Park

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Trek deep into the Skaftafell National Park and marvel at Iceland’s beauty on this adventurous 5-hour glacier hike. Travel by bus into the Skaftafell National Park as a guide sheds light on the region’s geology. Pull on your hiking gear and head along rugged trails to the tongue of the Virkisjökull Glacier — widely considered the park’s most impressive feature. Along the way, discover the crevasses, ice caves and waterfalls for which the region is famous and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Blue Ice Cave Exploration (from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon)Attraction Tickets

Blue Ice Cave Exploration (from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon)

Get an intimate glimpse of one of Iceland’s famous ice caves on this half-day hiking excursion on the Vatna Glacier. Get there easily with included transfer via super jeep, then strap on your crampons, clip on your helmet, and set off along icy trails deep into the frozen landscape, benefiting throughout from the supervision and expert knowledge of your professional guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fishing in IcelandFishing Charters & Tours

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Fishing in Iceland

Depending on the weather and tides, the guide will bring you to a secret and natural river or lake to try out fishing in nature. Along the way, you might need to drive across some rivers before you arrive at the fishing spot. For beginners, the guide will teach you how to set up the rode, how the different rodes work and how to fish. Then, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and wait. It might be 2 minutes, 10 minutes or more but since our guide is an expert fisherman, we seldom go home empty handed. Enjoy the thrill of reeling in your catch and of course enjoy a good meal out of it (or them) if you wish to keep your catch. You also have the option for sea-angling (on the dock, so no sea-sick) if you select the full day tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull GlacierExtreme

Small Group Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving Tour Inside Vatnajokull Glacier

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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