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Skaftafell National Park: 3-Hour Glacier Hike

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Follow the footsteps of James Bond and hike across the an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier! Get back to nature on the 3-hour hike with an English-speaking guide in the dramatic wilderness of Skaftafell National Park.

Highlights

  • Hike on the stunning outlet glacier of Vatnajökull
  • See the epic mountains of Skaftafell National Park
  • Get views of one of Europe's largest glaciers at Vatnajökull

Description

Discover what it feels like to walk on impacted ice on an amazing hike across tan outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. Get breathtaking views of the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell National Park in the epic wilderness of Iceland. Meet your guide at the Skaftafell visitor center to pick-up your crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. Then, drive by bus to the start of your hike and put on your crampons and steel frames tied to your hiking boots for the amazing adventure ahead. Spend around 60 to 90 minutes on the ice to see crevasses and deep cracks on the surface. Learn about the vertical shafts known as moulins, formed when melting water finds its way into the fissures and cracks. Look into small ice tunnels and capture the beautiful blue heart of the ice in the winter. Learn the history of the glacier from your English-speaking guide.

Includes

Certified, English-speaking glacier guide Glacier hike equipment
Hiking boots (available to rent) Hiking clothes

Important Information

  • You must be at least 8 years old to participate

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