Join Hidden Iceland for an extended glacier hike on one of our favourite outlet glaciers of the mighty Vatnajökull. You will get up close and personal to the the astonishingly beautiful blue ice formations during our hike on the Falljökull glacier. This is always a highlight of any trip to Iceland.
We explore the glacier in detail on this hike, taking about fours hours to get some amazing views of the ice fall. In winter we get the added bonus of visiting an ice cave, getting us within the blue ice of the Falljökull glacier. This glacier hike is considered of moderate difficulty, with a moderate fitness required. You can expect to walk about six kilometres over uneven and ascending terrain. If the weather makes accessing Falljökull unsafe we have many other incredible outlet glaciers in the region to explore instead, we can usually find a sheltered glacier in one of the valleys.
As with all our trips, be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. You must also have strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle in order to wear the crampons (spikes) that are required on the glacier.
MEETING POINT IS:
Please be on location at 10:45 am. Departure for the glacier hike is at 11:00 am.
Please be on location at least 15 minutes before departure. Our Location only 5 minute drive east of Skaftafell National Park, the parking lot at the Freysnes Gas station, which is opposite the Hótel Skaftafell. To the side of the Freysnes gas station building (on Reykjavik side) you will find a blue shipping container and next to that you will find a white minibus with Hidden Iceland tour poster in the window.
Operates: From April through November
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 11 am, be on meeting point at 10:45 am
Group size: Minimum of 2 / Maximum 12
Minimum age: 10 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate (glacier hike)
Price: 16,990 ISK
As with all our trips, be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. You must also have strong, waterproof hiking boots that go above your ankle in order to wear the crampons (spikes) that are required on the glacier. Hiking boots, waterproof jackets and pants are available to hire. Make sure to order in the booking process or contact us directly.