Glacier Tours in Iceland

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  • Departure Times: 9:00 & 13:00
  • 3 – 8 hours
  • Level: Easy to Challenging
  • Vatnajökull National Park

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On our glacier tours in Iceland, you explore the breathtaking ice formations that dominate Vatnajökull National Park.

Stepping onto this enormous ice cap, the largest in Europe by volume, is like exploring an icy planet that is as beautiful as it is desolate.

You can choose from our full range of difficulties and trip lengths from the stunning stroll with a Crystal Ice Cave Visit to our flagship Iceland’s most adventurous glacier hike (includes Ice Climbing) and 2 expert guides, The Ultimate Glacier Exploration. We’ve got everything in between as well to match your budget, time and outdoor experience.

We make sure your adventures with us & our trusted partners are unforgettable in Iceland’s mighty Vatnajökull National Park.

  • We supply all safety equipment, like crampons, ice axes, helmets, and harnesses
  • Don’t have hiking boots? We provide pre-arranged boot rental if needed
  • You will receive a safety briefings as well as ongoing coaching and instructions as standard on all trips.
  • Constant communication about weather, conditions, equipment & travel advice via email or WhatsApp**applicable only to full day experiences
  • Explore the spectacular ice formations that make Vatnajökull so famous
  • Look out for temporary features that form and disappear as the glacier melts
  • Enjoy plenty of time for breaks, photos, and soaking up the breathtaking scenery
  • Shorter trips involve SuperJeeps/4x4 Drives to maximise your experience in and around the ice.
  • Hot Drinks (free of charge)

Vatnajökull Glacier Hikes in Skaftafell

  • Progress from basics to more difficult terrain
  • Adaptable tours that change with the glacier
  • Customisable to ability level and interests
  • Maximum tour duration of 8 hours
  • Icelandic-made Hot Meals available with Private experiences and Canyoning**at extra cost

Why Ice Guardians?

We provide an alternative to the impersonal mass tourism experience.

More crowded larger groups receive a surface-level introduction to glacier hiking on Vatnajökull.

Ice Guardians offers a fully immersive, hands-on experience that ventures beyond the busiest parts of the glacier.

Our non-private hikes are aimed at people who are comfortable in the great outdoors, hiking, and adventuring in a day that can bring a range of safe weather conditions.

With a team of experts in local geology who share a genuine passion for Vatnajökull, Iceland, and the environment, we bring this breathtaking landscape to life.

And because we know the glacier inside out, we can lead you to secluded spots where there’s a chance no other people will be.

The views, formations, and photo opportunities in these parts of the glacier are simply phenomenal.

Our team’s background also includes technical rope rescue, first responder, and glacial water rescue training so you’re in safe hands with us.

Unsure what to expect on the day itself? Don’t worry. We will contact you in the days leading up to your tour to let you know the forecast conditions so you can come prepared.

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