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Glacier Wonders - Easy Glacier Hiking Tour

Glacier Hike from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. This tour is a mind-blowing best seller - explore a great moving glacier!

This Iceland glacier hike day tour is filled with variety. You meet your certified and very experienced glacier guide at Skaftafell Booking Center, the gray building with the turf roof, near the car park at Skaftafell Visitor Center in Vatnajökull National Park. Then the excitement really begins!

We drive towards Falljökull through stunningly spectacular scenery as the soft vegetation around Skaftafell gives way to the impressive mountain landscapes which surround the southern edge of the majestic Vatnajökull glacier. The drive takes around 15 minutes – we then hike for about 30 minutes up to Falljökull, surrounded by the most stunning mountain glacier scenery every step of the way. Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland´s highest peak will be towering high above you on the right side.

You will also take a look at Virkisjökull, another of the majestic glacial tongues which radiate towards the coast from the great ice-hub of Vatnajökull.  Your guide will explain the way the glaciers move and show you the unique features of the retreat patterns of both Virkiskökull and Falljökull. You will clearly see the influence of global warming upon these precious shimmering white giants.

At Falljökull, we strap on our ice crampons ready for the magic moment – setting foot on the glacier! Your guide will explain this unbelievably vibrant, moving and living world to you. You will see incredible crevasses which wend their way, twisting and turning through the glacier, these labyrinths are always forming, moving and changing in tune with the dance of nature. See the great moulins which descend deep into the glacier, and stunning ice falls as ancient ice drops hundreds of meters from the mountain top. A glacier is never static, it is movement which makes a glacier one of the most stunning and magnificent forces in nature. It does not do it quickly, but the glacier will carve a pathway through a mountain leaving a valley in its wake. These ice-wonders are shaped by nature, particularly temperature, it should be also be remembered that they possess the power to shape the land.

Although Falljökull is moving in the direction of the ocean it will never actually get there, unless global warming reverses it will continue to recede. See this ice giant in full majesty – book this tour today! Coveting amazing photos and matchless memories you make the return hike, getting a very different perspective on the spellbinding vistas all around you.

Additional Information 

  • Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons to any other footwear
  • We will visit either Falljökull glacier or Svínafellsjökull glacier depending on the season and conditions

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
3.5 Hours
Transport
Not Included
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
14 Days Notice
Refund
14 Days Notice

Operating Hours

This tour departs at 10am, 11.20am, 1pm, 2.20pm. 

Meeting point:

Skaftafell Booking Center (grey house with turf roof)
Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík.

What You Get

Includes

  • Guided Glacier Tour
  • Specialized Glacier Gear
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed copy of your voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$112.00
Age 16 and Above
Child
$157.00
Age 8 to 15 years old
Hiking Boots
$14.00
1 Pax
Waterproof Jacket
$20.00
1 Pax
Waterproof Pants
$20.00
1 Pax

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