Located at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier, the biggest glacier outside of the polar regions, Skaftafell is the gateway to the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajökull National Park.
This is an awe-inspiring place, with incredible mountains reaching for the sky and the enormous glacier stretching out in all directions. If you are looking for breathtaking views, great hiking and unforgettable glacier trips, this is certainly Iceland's top location.
Numerous outlet glaciers descend from the main glacier plateau of Vatnajökull, all unique in shape, form and accessibility. We offer amazing glacier hikes on the most beautiful one of the bunch, the Falljökull or rightly named "Falling Glacier" just a few minutes from Skaftafell.
Our two most popular glacier trips are both guided and operated from Skaftafell, starting from our sales center:
The Glacier Wonders is our short and easy glacier walking tour. Designed for those with little time, families or those that simply are looking for a glimpse into the world of glaciers. Operated four times a day from Skaftafell, there is just no excuse for not experiencing the glacier first hand!
The Glacier Explorer is our half day glacier walking tour. On this tour you will hike up to the actual ice fall, where the glacier ice is locked in a ultra slow decent of the mountain tops. Impressive and indepth, choose this tour for incredible glacier views and learning about the geology of glaciers.
You can also combine a glacier hiking tour with an an sightseeing tour on the Glacier Lagoon or Ingólfshöfði cape.
The Glacier Grand Slam combines the serene beauty of a glacier hike on Falljökull with an amazing boat trip among the icebergs on Breiðarmerkurlón, the original Glacier Lagoon.
The Blue Ice & Black Sands combines a short glacier hike on Falljökull with a wildlife and history tour to the Ingólfshöfði cape where the puffins gather by the thousands along with countless other seabirds.
We also offer a demanding hike to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur on Öræfajökull Glacier.
Click here to find out more about the Hvannadalshjukur hikes.