5 hours Glacier Explorer | Self-driver
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5 hours Glacier Explorer | Self-driver

SKU: GG-GE Category:

Why we love this tour

  • Hiking on Europe’s largest Falljökull glacier
  • Spend 3 hours on ice
  • Small group guarantee: max 12 pax per group

Detailed description

Get intimate with the ancient ice formations of Europe’s largest glacier!

A five-hour glacier hiking tour on the magnificent Falljökull glacier. Falljokull is an outlet glacier from Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe and the King of natural ice sculptures. As you hike around this magical setting you will get all the information about this enchanting place by your friendly and knowledgeable guide who will take you to all the best spots to deeply enjoy the glacier.

This is the perfect experience for those looking to really explore and get to know Icelandic nature.

Our world-renowned “Glacier Explorer” in-depth glacier adventure takes you to Falljökull, one of the most impressive outlet glaciers of the Vatnajökull ice cap. We will take an inspiring walk along a winding path through the dramatically changing landscape carved out by the glacier. Arriving at the tongue of the glacier, we will gear up on crampons. With your guide leading the way, you will soon be exploring an impressive terrain, walking through a wonderland of ice formations and brilliant blue colors.

You will enjoy vast, sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the amazing crevasse system. Depending on the glacier conditions we will enter the rugged and chaotic icefall where it tumbles over the side of the underlying mountain and down towards the ocean. Imagine that, standing in an actual icefall, up close and personal with the ancient ice.

This trip will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to gain a deep understanding of this magnificent glacier, how it is formed and how it continues to change shape every day.

What's included and excluded


  • Guided glacier hike for 3 hours
  • Glacier gear such as crampons, ice axes and hard hats


  • Lunch – we recommend you bring your own lunch (for the longer trips), snacks and a bottle of water (you can refill it on the trip)

What you need to know

Meeting point: Skaftafell booking center (gray house with the turf roof), 30 minutes before tour starts.

 5 hours

Rated: Moderate

Maximum: 12 persons


Hiking Shoes

Crampons are metal spikes that we attach to the soles of your hiking shoes, these enable you to walk on the glacier ice without slipping. Crampons will be used during glacier hiking, please make sure you have good hiking shoes. We recommend hiking shoes that are thick, sturdy and waterproof.

Please refer to below photos as reference:

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