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Skaftafell Blue Ice Winter Wonderland | 5-Hour Hike

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and frozen adventure from Skaftafell National Park. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to experience a longer and more extensive glacier hike.

Your adventure will begin at our meeting point at Skaftafell Terminal where you will meet your highly qualified and friendly glacier hiking guide. They will give a short safety briefing and provide you with all the equipment necessary for your hiking adventure, including helmets, crampons, harness, and ice axes.

After a short ride on the famous “Tröll Bus”, you’ll immerse yourself in the glacier and begin a short hike to the ice cap. Once there, your guide will explain how to get geared up and what the safest practices to walk on a glacial surface. Once you have your crampons and all necessary equipment on it’s time to take to the ice and begin this once-in-a-life-time adventure.

As you get into the glacier outlet, the majestic features of the natural world amaze you. Falljökull is a glacial tongue from Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier and its name translate to “The falling glacier”. The icefall in the area is unique on earth and the further you get, the more it will blow your mind. The out-worldly scenery is comprised the ice formations in the area: deep crevasses, pale moulins, and even ice sculptures.

The further we continue exploring, the more the beautiful will the view get. Since we’re going to be so high up, we will be able to observe panoramas over Skaftafell National Park, that has gained fame in the last years for being the location for many films and shows. During your expedition, your glacier guide will let you know how glaciers are formed and what are the dangers. You will also learn about the consequences of global warming and their future.

Since this is a more demanding hike than usual, along with the basics of ice climbing you might have the chance to learn more about intermediate techniques of glacier hiking such as via ferrata, among others. When this 5-hour tour is over, we head back to Skaftafell Information Centre filled with a head full of all the lessons learned in this ultimate ice experience.

Additional Information

  • Minimum age for participation is 12 years old 
  • The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (by the main road)
  • What to wear:
    • Warm clothes (first layer) 
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Hiking boots (available for rent online and on location)
    • Gloves and a hat
    • Packed lunch

Insider Tips 

  • Jeans are not encouraged for glacier tours as they take too long to dry. Please use waterproof clothing as over layer
  • If you are driving in the area, check Hotel Skaftafell for accommodation and/or dinner. You can also try flying over the glacier with Atlantsflug/Flightseeing

 

Details

Confirmation
3 Working Days
Duration
5 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-voucher
Amendment
14 Days Notice
Refund
14 Days Notice

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 10:30 hrs and 14:30 hrs. 

Please show up 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. 

What You Get

Includes

  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Small Group (10 people max)
  • Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • Free Parking

How to Use

  • Kindly present a printed copy of your voucher at the location

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.

How to Get There

Meeting Point:

Skaftafell Terminal
Flugvallarvegur 5, 785 Öræfi, Skaftafell 785, IS

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$160.00
Age 8 and Above
Waterproof Jacket
$20.00
1 Pax
Waterproof Pants
$20.00
1 Pax
Hiking Boots Rental
$20.00
1 Pax

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Subtotal
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