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1-day Skaftafell Glacier trek & ice climb, Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

Let one of our certified and expert guides take you in this fantastic trekking and ice climbing adventure in the Vatnajökull National Park. Explore the Skaftafell Glacier amongst other marvellous places.

Private and Group

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Join one of our private or group trips on this adventure in Iceland
  • Combine two amazing sports, ice climbing and trekking
  • Discover mesmerizing winter sceneries


Experience the adrenaline of walking on a glacier and ice climbing in one of the most mesmerizing parts of Iceland, the Skaftafell Glacier, in the Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull National Park is a wild, yet protected area in southern Iceland. This magnificent park offers some of the most hypnotizing sceneries in the country. Brimming with impressive glaciers, snow capped mountains and ice caves, it is truly a winter paradise worth exploring. Moreover it has many amazing paths with geothermal waters, rivers, glacial lagoons and even majestic waterfalls.

During the summer, the place is covered with a dazzling shade of green and a fresh scent. But, it is during winter, that this place turns into an Eden for those who love the snow. Hence, it is absolutely the perfect place for our trip.

On the glacier trek we’ll take, we will visit the outlet glacier located in the Vatnajökull National Park. So, we will get the chance to explore the water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses. In order to do that, we’ll gear up with an ice axe, helmet, crampons and harness, with a safety briefing before heading into the ice.

Then, we will step into an incomparable ice world. Here, we’ll find dazzling wild ice formations that nature has sculpted. Thus, it is the absolutely best scenario for an ice climbing adventure. So, we’ll let our imagination run wild as we introduce ourselves into the magical world of glacier trekking and ice climbing.

Don’t miss out this opportunity and join one of our guides on this journey. It will be an unforgettable trip.

Are you looking for a longer adventure? Check this 15-day North Pole Group Cross Country Ski Tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

On top of the guide fee, the price includes the glacier and safety gear. The price does not include other equipment or any meals.

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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