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Summer Tours

From May 15th through September 30th Glacier Guides opens up its base of operations in Skaftafell. We offer a variety of different activities including glacier tours, mountain biking and mountaineering.
Please note that some of the tours listed below depart from Reykjavik (Vatnajokull Voyager, Blue Ice, Glacier Volcanoes & Waterfalls, Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Hekla Volcano Hike, and Eyjafjallajökull hike).

Glacier walk during summer



This is a summer tour only! A guided two day tour along the south shore of the island available directly from Reykjavik is the perfect way to explore this magnificently diverse area. On this tour you will travel through black sand beaches and moss covered lava fields, hike on Europe's largest glacier and visit the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in just 2 days.

Thorsmork valley on a sunny day



Thorsmork and fimmvodruhals day tour from Reykjavik, Iceland. Explore amazing nature in magnificent surroundings, volcanos, glaciers and small group.

9:00 and 13:00 everyday


Experience the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier from a kayak. Kayak your way through the peaceful Heinabergslón glacier lagoon while enjoying the magnificent landscape of Vatnajökull!

9:15, 11:30, 13:00


The Explorer from Skaftafell takes you all the way. Take a close look at the glacier Ice-fall in all it's power.

With your guide leading the way you will soon be exploring dramatic terrain, walking through a wonderland of ice formations and brilliant blue colors.

Glacier Xtreme iceclimbing in Skaftafell



If you are looking for an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone, and allows you to truly experience the ice then this is the trip for you. The Glacier Extreme trip from Skaftafell is without a doubt the ultimate glacier exploration with an added emphasis on ice climbing.

10:45, 13:45, 16:45* August - October


This activity tour takes you safely with an expert glacier guide among the crevasses and glacier sculptures of Svínafellsjökull glacial tongue in Skaftafell nature reserve.



The ultimate glacier experience! Glacier hiking on Falljökull and a Zodiac boat ride on Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.

This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a thorough understanding of these powerful glaciers.

8:00 Everyday (11:30 at glacier)


Take a journey through a frozen maze of towering ice formations and deep blue crevasses. On this day tour you will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier that is Sólheimajökull and along the way get the chance to try out your ice climbing skills first hand!



Ever wanted to step foot on a glacier? This tour is available all year round directly from Reykjavik and includes a short glacier hiking tour on the stunning, ever changing glacier tongue of Solheimajokull glacier.

08:30, 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:15


Great for those passing by Skaftafell National Park looking for a quick but stunning glacier adventure.

The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel over great distances.

8 - 8:30 Sun & Thur*


Hike the historical Snæfellsjökull glacier in West-Iceland, where Jules Verne once described the entrance to the “Centre of the Earth”!. This famous volcano rises up 1450 meters from the middle of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is clearly visible more than a 100 km away.

7:30 Mon, Wed & Fri


The perfect day trip from Reykjavik. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a glacier walk on Europe's largest glacier with an added visit to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is a fast paced trip for all fitness levels, and for those that perhaps have limited time in Iceland, offering an opportunity to see highlights of the south coast in just one day!

8:00 - 8:30 Everyday


Join us for a short glacier walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier, see the black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls and powerful volcanoes of the south coast of the island. This is a great value sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are simply breathtaking and the short glacier walk an experience not soon forgotten.

10:30 & 13:30


We offer a spectacular bird life exploration of the historic Ingólfshöfði Cape.

This historical nature reserve is home of thousands of nesting seabirds, like puffins and great skuas.

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00


Take a Zodiac boat ride around the beautiful Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon.
This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to cruise around the floating icebergs of Fjallsárlón.

9:00 - 18:00


This short adventure tour takes you on to the iconic glacier lagoon Jökulsálón (also named: Breiðamerkurlón) in the South of Iceland.