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Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull

From US$ 159 per person

See the inside of Iceland's glaciers on this incredible ice cave tour. Enter one of the icy blue chambers of the Vatnajökull Glacier and discover the beauty that lies within.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the blue ice caves in Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier
  • Access the cave after an exhilarating 4x4 Superjeep ride
  • Choose the departure time that works best for you
Full description

Seize the opportunity to experience one of the stunning blue ice caves within Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

This tour is rated as easy, as the Superjeeps allow participants to get very close to the entrance of the cave without exerting much effort. Head into the more easily accessed ice caves for an encounter with the stunning blue ice and the beautiful views for which Vatnajökull is famous. In the warmer summer months, the glacier melts and forms holes and crevasses. After they freeze, get an up-close look at what nature has created.

The winter months are all different and the glacier and caves are constantly evolving, making the sites extra interesting. Each season, the best available cave is chosen for this tour. The tour begins from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Meet your professional glacier guide and climb on board a 4x4 Superjeep to begin the rugged journey towards the glacier.

The drive is an experience in and of itself. Once there, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the icy blue caves of Vatnajökull.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by jeep / suv

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Look for the black and orange van that says "Local Guide meeting point" inside Jökulsárlón Main Parking.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  While the tour does take place in most weather conditions, it is subject to alteration or cancellation in cases of extreme weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Overall good organization and a nice experience. Very nice guide, but longer walk than announced. Overall recommended. Unfortunately, at the end of the season (end of April) the ice caves don't look as spectacular as they do in real winter, so keep that in mind. There are still large patches of beautiful blue ice, but it's dripping at every corner and the cave is getting smaller by the day.

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May 3, 2022

Meeting point clear. Super jeep clearly marked. Guide "Disco" nice knowledgeable man. The journey takes 40 minutes and on gravel roads (very bumpy!!) to another parking lot. Then hike for 30 minutes. Then 45 min glacier. Since different glaciers are formed every year, I can only say something about this one: Nice! - But too full! As always, not good value for money, but still worth the trip.

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April 15, 2022

Wonderful! Our guide Lisa was very accommodating to us. She made sure we didn’t get to the cave when there were too many people and let us have ample time in the caves. Pretty sad to see how much the glacier has retreated, but very glad to be able to witness this absolute beauty!

March 20, 2022

Product ID: 381404