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Glacier Grand Slam - Combo Day Tour from Skaftafell

At A Glance

Details
Price: 

16,990 ISK

Departures: 

08:30

Season: 

May 16th - September 30th

Departs From: 

Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell (next to the Visitor Center) 30 minutes prior to departure.

Duration: 

6 hours.

Minimum Age: 

10

Difficulty: 

The name "Glacier Grand Slam" really says it all. This tour is a combination of our popular Glacier Wonders trip along with a zodiac boat ride on the secluded Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.

The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel great distances. Crevasses, Jökladrýli (Dirt cones), glacier mice and Moulins. This tour is suitable for the whole family (10 years and older) and anyone with a basic fitness level (please note that the terrain is rocky and uneven and there are some uphill sections on the walk).

If you're looking for a full day of fun in the Skaftafell region, look no further - this is the tour for you!

Highlights

  • Small group guarantee.
  • Vatnajokull Glacier, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Falljökull Glacier.
  • Guided glacier walk.
  • Boat ride on Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Tour Details

  • Meeting point: Glacier Guides Booking Hut, 30 minutes prior to your departure.
  • Guide to client ratio: 12 participants per guide.
  • Price: 16990 ISK per person.
  • Duration: 6 hours, up to 1.5 hours hiking on the glacier.
  • Minimum age: 10 years old (Please note that the smallest set of crampons available fits EUR shoe size 35).
  • Inclusions: Guided glacier walk, a certified glacier guide, all necessary glacier safety gear and a boat ride on Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Your glacier adventure starts from the Glacier Guides Booking Hut located in Skaftafell National Park. From there you will jump on a 15 minute bus ride to the front of Falljokull glacier (Falling Glacier). Once at the parking lot of the glacier, you will start your walk along the bottom of the glacier carved valley where your certified glacier guide will explain the unique features left by the retreating Falljokull and Virkisjokull glaciers and their surroundings. As you arrive at the edge of Falljokull glacier you will gear up for your glacier walk, putting on the necessary safety gear such as crampons and a helmet as well as your guide will provide you with a safety briefing before we step on to the ice. During this short glacier walk you will explore the lower part of the glacier where you will be given plenty of Q&A and photo opportunities surrounded by breathtaking landscape along the way.

After the hike you will be dropped off back in Skaftafell approximately at 12:30, allowing time (The boat ride departs at 14:00 from Fjallsarlon) for you to complete the 47 km journey to the lagoon. Please note that you must travel independently to the secluded (and locals favorite) Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you will take a Zodiac boat ride among the floating icebergs with Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, in the background. It is also possible for you to follow our vehicle in your own vehicle from Skaftafell to the parking lot of Falljokull Glacier, reducing the journey to the lagoon by approximately 20 minutes.

What to Bring

For all of our glacier tours Glacier Guides will provide guests with crampons for walking on the ice, helmets and ice axes.  Waterproof clothing and hiking boots are available for rent. In Skaftafell we do have many of the items below for sale in our booking center.


Equipment List for Glacier Day Tours

Please note that the glacier hikes range from 3 hours to 7 hours so depending on the length of your tour you may be able to get away without some of the things on this list. 

  • Waterproof jacket and pants (We do have rental clothing available)
  • Hiking boots (Available for rent, 1000 isk. We advise against runners or any type of shoe that comes up below the ankle bone as the straps on the crampons can get a bit painful during the walk)(Climbing boots are included on the ice climbing tour)
  • Light sweater, wool or fleece
  • Light synthetic or quick dry pants (Try and stay clear of jeans on the longer trips as they get wet & cold quick and dry slow)
  • Thin Gloves
  • Hat
  • Small Backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras)
  • Sunglasses and sun protection (It can get quite bright on the ice with the reflection)
  • Food and drinks (Lunch is not provided on any of our trips. June - September there is plenty of fresh water on the glacier so bring a bottle)
  • Camera (If you forget everything else don´t forget that)
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