Highlights / General details
We will drive along the South Coast on the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the national park entrance before starting our adventure on the Falljökull Glacier. There we will go for an exploratory hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under our feet and all around. High above us on the outlet glacier looms the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its grandeur, a sight not soon forgotten.
Geared up on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes) we safely walk on the ice and along the way we witness spectacular ice formations, winding sink holes and deep ice crevasses. Our specially trained, highly qualified glacier guides will tell you all about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, that like the Falljökull, descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.
From Falljökull we continue onwards and onto the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on Breiðamerkursandur. This place is one of the absolute must see and there is no better way to explore it than on one of the strange looking amphibian boats. We´ll find ourselves gliding between huge icebergs, which constantly break away from the glacier tongue of Breiðamerkurjökull, producing a wonder world of ice, hard to describe with words. After our boat ride we stop for coffee before starting our journey back to Reykjavík.
Non-guided bus transfer to and from Skaftafell National Park; English Guidance on glacier hike and on boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; Glacier hiking
Boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; Bus transfer to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; Coffee.
Meals and refreshments that are not listed above; Guidance on bus transfer from Reykjavík to Skaftafell and from Skaftafell to Reykjavík; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily (Jun 1-Sep 11); Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Hotel Pick-up at 7:00am, Departs at 7:30am.
Approximately 16.5 hours.
Minimum age is 10 years old.
Bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and hiking pants (please don’t wear jeans), headwear and gloves.
Good hiking shoes are recommended. You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing if you need them (not included in tour price)
Also should bring water and snacks on your hike.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**