Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell

  • Availability

    All year


    3 Hours 30 Minutes

  • Difficulty


  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age

    10 Years

  • Price

    ISK 18.999

Tour Highlights:

  • Skaftafell’s Glaciers
  • Glacier Walk
  • Ice Sculptures


  • Guiding services
  • Glacier gear
  • Safety equipment

The Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell

The Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell is a great excursion to take in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park. On this tour, you can enjoy an easy 2-hour walk on the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. This glacier is a breathtaking outlet glacier of Vatnajökull glacier. It offers beautiful scenery and stunning views. Led by an experienced guide, this is a great experience for travelers looking for an adventure in the Skaftafell area.

After meeting up with your guides in Skaftafell, you’ll take a short drive to the Svínafellsjökull glacier. Before the tour begins, your guide will teach you how to use the safety equipment, such as crampons and an ice ax. From there, your journey into the glacier wonderland begins. Led by expert guides, you’ll walk through a world of glacial ice sculptures, ice ridges and deep crevasses in the glacier.

This tour is a great addition to a day spent exploring this beautiful region of Iceland. You can easily combine this tour with a hike in the area and an exploration of the nearby glacier lagoons, Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting location for this tour?

The meeting location for this tour is in Skaftafell, next to the National Park Visitor Centre. Please be on location 20 minutes before the start of the tour.

Can pickup and dropoff be added to this tour?

No, this is a meet-on-location tour.

If you are interested in doing a glacier walk in Skaftafell, but do not have a car, you might be interested in the 2 Day South Coast Tour with Glacier Hike.

How much time is spent on the glacier on this tour?

The tour is about 2½-3 hours in total, with 1½-2 hours spent on the glacier.

What should I wear on this tour?

You should dress according to weather. Please keep in mind that it is usually colder up on the glacier. Wear warm clothing, rain gear, and hiking boots. Hiking boots can be rented at booking (1,500 ISK per pair).

Is the age limit for this tour flexible?

Due to safety reasons, the age limit is not flexible. The minimum age for this tour is 10 years of age.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

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Price from 18.999 ISK per person.

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