4-hour Glacier hiking tour from Skaftafell

Extended hike in a glacial wonderland
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Seeking the pinnacle of glacier adventures? You’re in the right place. Dive into a 4-hour expedition, navigating far from the throngs of tourists,  traversing this extreme landscape of crevasses and moraines.

This journey takes us across more challenging landscapes compared to our shorter treks. At times, ropes might be employed for safety. It’s tailored for individuals who are reasonably fit and can confidently cover around 10 km/6 miles on rugged ground.

We explore the outlet glacier Falljökull, famous for its blue ice.

Your journey begins at the Freynes gas station, situated on Route 1 just by the turn off to Skaftafell. We will equip you with all the necessary glacier gear. Following a brief drive by super jeep through the breathtaking vistas of Öræfi, we arrive at the base of Falljökull outlet glacier.

Aided by our trusty ice axes, we climb up the icefall onto the glacier proper. We admire the glacial landscape dotted with cravesses, moulins and more.


This tour is operated by Melrakki Adventures.
4 hours
Not included
Live tour guide
Group size
Minimum age
14 years
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventure!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Professional certified glaicer guides
  • Super Jeep transfer to hike start point
  • Glacier gear including helmet, crampons and more
  • Food or drink
What do I need to bring
  • This is a Meet on Location tour. Please meet us at Skaftafell Visitor Center
  • Hiking boots with good ankle support needed. Can we rented for ISK 1000
  • Wear waterproof outer layers, gloves and hat
  • This activity is of moderate difficulty with a minimum age of 14.
  • Bring snacks and water
Important information
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
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by Cynthia
Sigurjon was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and shared his passion and love for Iceland and for Icelandic music with us, and by the end of the tour he had made us his family. The places ... Read more
by Cynthia
Sigurjon was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and fun. He shared his passion for music and for Iceland with us, and by the end of the journey we were like a family, all discovering Ic... Read more
by Régis & Nathalie
Due to many late cancellations, we were only 3 of us on this tour. Many thanks to BusTravel Iceland for having maintained this excursion and to Runar and Gisli who properly made our day. The spots are... Read more
by Helen
The tour is very well-paced, and although you see a lot on the tour you do not feel that you are being rushed from one place to the next. There were good facilities (toilets, food) at most of the plac... Read more
by Lorenzo Verdelli
Everything in this tour was amazing. From the easy to find bus stop, to the perfect timing of the driver, the guide, the tour itself, ecc... My guide was "Baggy" and the driver "Albert" and they both ... Read more
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