Vatnajökull Glacier Hike by Troll Expeditions

Come and join on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, a chance to explore Iceland’s largest glacier – Vatnajökull on a glacier hike operated by Troll Expeditions. Not to mention, it is super easy to get there with our fantastic tool – EasyGuide.

At your preferred time, meet your guide at a prearranged location in Skaftafell. After a short drive, arrive at the tip of the Vatnajökull glacier tongue where your guide provides necessary equipment, including crampons and ice axes, and performs a safety briefing. As you hike across the ice formations and ridges of the Vatnajökull glacier tongue, Iceland’s largest and most voluminous ice cap, learn the basics of rope work and listen as your guide teaches you about the natural phenomena you experience.

The area has been formed over thousands of years by volcanic eruptions, and on a clear day, you can see the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnjúkur. Enjoy sample time to explore the ice sculptures and gaze into deep crevasses and moulins that can reach down to the bottom of the glacier. Your tour ends back at the original departure.

Troll Expeditions

Skaftafellsvegur, 785 Skaftafell
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The country’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, marks the very top of this glacial giant, which in recent times leaped 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 icy 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. On a clear day, you’ll see Hvannadalshnjúkur and the vast glacier sand expanses that are said to be the largest in the world.

Join this adventure and learn about this natural wonder exploring an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull from Skaftafell

Good to know before visiting:
  • Please show up 20 minutes before your scheduled tour.
  • It is recommended warm clothing, waterproof clothing, good hiking shoes, gloves, and a hat.
  • Tour is operated by small groups ( up to 12 people ).
  • The minimum age of passengers is 8.
  • Duration: 3 hours.

The Supplier: Troll Expedition

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