We kick off your glacier extravaganza at the Skaftafell Booking Center, where our certified guides eagerly await to introduce you to this frosty wonderland.
Brace yourself for a short briefing on the tour and safety rules – we make sure our adventurers are both informed and well-prepared. We'll equip you with all the necessary gear, from crampons and ice climbing boots that turn you into an ice-crushing superhero to harnesses, helmets, and ice axes. You'll be kitted out like a true ice explorer!
Once you're suited up and ready to conquer the frozen frontier, buckle up for a thrilling 20-minute drive (12 km) to the car park of the legendary Falljökull glacier. It's here that the real fun begins! Prepare to embark on a scenic hike, ascending about 350 meters in elevation.
Along the way, you'll be greeted by vibrant ice giants and mysterious moulins that plunge deep into the glacier. Get your cameras poised because you want to capture these icy marvels!
Throughout your expedition, our knowledgeable guides will tell the tales of glacier life, sharing their wisdom on the glaciers' rich history and the challenges in today's world. And keep that water bottle handy because let us tell you a little secret – the meltwater from the glacier ice is an absolute treat for your taste buds. Quench your thirst with nature's own refreshment!
But hold onto your crampons because the adventure is far from over.
As our expert guide spots the perfect ice climbing spot, test your mettle by scaling towering ice walls or descending into a crevasse (depending on the conditions). This is your chance to learn some epic climbing techniques while conquering Europe's largest glacier. Talk about reaching new heights!
The entire glacier experience is expected to last around 4.5 to 5 hours, covering 8 kilometers (5 miles) - that leaves ample time to soak in the surrounding beauty and create memories that will chill you to the core.
Once you've conquered the icy kingdom, we'll whisk you back to Skaftafell, where you can return your equipment and begin reflecting on the sheer awesomeness of your glacier adventure.