LOCAL GUIDE of Vatnajökull

Glacier Encounter

  • Experience walking on the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. 

  • Guided by a trained glacier guide

  • Glacier gear included *shoes can also be rented for  1000ISK


Each trip takes around 2 hour (1 hour on ice)


Easy. We do the trip on Falljökull glacier and we only have to hike couple of hundred meters from the 4X4 truck before we are on the ice where we will do an easy hiking trip.


April to October


Departure times:

9:30 and 13:30


Meeting place:

Freysnes Gas Station Parking Lot 5 km east of Skaftafell

Price 9.900 ISK


Kids 10-16 year old 7.900

Duration 2-2 1/2 hours

Age limit 10 years


Experience the best of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier


On this tour we drive as close as we can to the tip of an outlet glacier from the Vatnajökull ice cap.  We hike through glacier moraines and glacier landscape to the tip of the glacier where we will put on crampons. With an ice axe in hand we will take a 1 hour walk onto the glacier.

The glacier surface and color changes a lot depending on the time of year, and we will find different features to explore as the season changes. It is always a wonderful experience to hike on an Icelandic glacier.


What to bring:
Hiking boots with ankle support, outdoor clothes (including fleece and waterproof jacket), gloves, a small backpack with a drink and snacks, sunglasses (recommended in springtime)

You can rent boots from us for 1.000 ISK when you book.

Book your Glacier Walk here:

ÖRÆFAFERÐIR - FromCoastToMountains - info@FromCoastToMountains.is - GSM +354 8940894

Kt. (ID) 521203-3310  -  VSK nr. (VAT no.) 81705  -  Postal Address: Oraefaferdir - Fagurholsmyri - 785 Oraefi - Iceland

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