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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Expedition

Have you ever wondered what a glacier is? How it is formed and why it's so incredible beautiful, blue and ever changing? Join this adventure and to learn about this natural wonder exploring an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull from Skaftafell.

Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. On this comprehensive glacier tour, you'll learn the basics of glacier hiking and rope work, and your guide will teach you all you want to know about the massive natural phenomena on which you'll be hiking. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and get to exercise beforehand in a comfortable and safe environment. This tour is for anyone seeking to experience one of the natural wonders of the world.

You’ll meet your guide in the Skaftafell information centre parking lot, and a short 15-minute drive takes you to the tip of the glacier tongue. Falljökull is part of Skaftafell, the highest mountain range in Iceland. The country's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, marks the very top of this glacial giant which in recent times leapt into fame after starring in movies and TV shows, such as Game of Thrones and Oblivion.

Once you reach the icecap, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel at the glacier and take in the lonesome howl of the frosty wilderness that gives you and your fellow hikers the feeling of being alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow; you’ll view massive blocks of millennia-old ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed by the enormous weight of the glacier; you’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft that can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier, and on a clear day, you'll see Hvannadalshnjúkur and the vast glacier sand expanses that are said to be the largest in the world. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the lunar ice formations and crevasses of Falljökull glacier.

Additional Information

  • Minimum age for participation is 8 years old 
  • The meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (by the main road)
  • What to wear:
    • Warm clothing (first layer) 
    • Waterproof clothing (second layer)
    • Good hiking shoes (available to rent when booking)
    • Gloves and a hat

Details

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

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 10:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs. 

Please show up 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. 

What You Get

Includes

  • Glacier Equipment: helmet, harness, crampons, and ice axe
  • Certified Glacier Guide 
  • A taste of pure glacier water 
  • Small group experience

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
$98.00
Age 9 and Above
Child
$85.00
Age 8 and Below
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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