1. Iceland
  2. Skaftafell National Park
  3. Jökulsárlón

South Iceland: Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour

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Experience the dramatic landscape of Vatnajökull National Park and go inside the ice caves formed when water runs beneath the glacier during the summer. Trek across the rugged terrain of the south of Iceland, and look at the magical blue ice of the caves.
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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 1:00 PM
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  • Experience the deep blue ice formations of Europe´s largest glacier at Vatnajökull
  • Hunt down the newest ice caves with a local guide
  • Enjoy the stunning glacial surroundings of the ice cave
Full description
Meet at the Café by Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, about 40 minutes east of Skaftafell, for the start of a unique winter activity and look at an extraordinary natural phenomenon. Go inside some of the ice caves that form after water runs beneath the Vatnajökull Glacier during the summer. Benefit from a choice of 3 departure times during the day.

Every fall, local guides hunt for new ice caves, as their location can change each year. The structure and condition can also vary from year to year, but rest assured your guide will decide which is the best cave to visit, depending on the safety and weather conditions.

Drive for approximately 20 to 30 minutes to the ice cave chosen by your guide, and then walk for 5 to 15 minutes to the mouth of the cave. Upon arrival, enjoy between 1 and 1.5 hours to look inside at the miraculous blue ice of the cave, and take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
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Meeting point

Meet at the Café by Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in South Iceland. The lagoon is approximately 390 kilometers east of Reykjavík.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Please note that the total duration of this tour is about 3 hours
• It will be cold inside the cave. Bring warm and water resistant clothing
• Good hiking shoes are recommended as you will have to walk over rugged terrain for approximately 10-15 minutes
• This activity has extremely limited availability so reserve now if you want to see a blue ice cave
• Please be advised that the ice caves are a natural phenomenon and it's impossible to predict where, when and how many will form. In the unlikely that no ice caves form next winter, the tour will be fully refunded
• You can choose from 3 different departure times: 09:30, 13:00 and 15:00

From US$ 145 per person

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Product ID: 56089