Enjoying sunset from within an ice cave.

Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajökull Glacier

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Experience deep blue ice formations of Europe´s largest glacier Vatnajökull
  • Hunt down the newest ice caves with a local guide
  • Enjoy the stunning glacial area around the ice cave
Join this trip to explore a unique ice cave inside the National Park of Vatnajökull. Ice caves are a rare phenomena that form naturally, so this tour is a once in a life time experience.
What to Expect
Book this unique ice cave tour for next winter in Iceland! This ice caving day tour departs from Jökulsárlón café, which is 40 minutes east of Skaftafell by the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.

In summertime when water runs underneath the glacier, the ice caves are formed. The running water cuts through 900 year old glacier ice that forms the cave that you will visit.

Every fall, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. The location of the caves changes every year and your guides have to find new caves every winter. The structure and condition of the caves can vary between years. Your guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions.

The drive to the ice cave takes approximately 20-30 minutes depending on which ice cave you go to, after the drive you will walk for 5–15 minutes to the ice cave where your guide will inform you about the surrounding area. When you reach the cave you will stay there for 1–1.5 hours, inside the cave and partly in the beautiful surrounding area. The total duration of this trip is about 3 hours.

If incredible natural phenomenons are something you enjoy, then book this tour now. 
What's Included
  • All security gear
Meeting Point

Jökulsárlón café which is about 390 km east from Reykjavík, just by the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in South Iceland.

What to Remember
• It will be cold inside the cave. Please bring warm, water-resistant clothing
• Good hiking shoes are recommended since you will have to walk over rugged terrain for approximately 10-15 minutes
• Extremely limited availability so reserve now you if you want to see a blue ice cave
• The ice caves in Iceland are unpredictable and you never know when, if, where or how many will form. In the extreme case that no ice caves will form next winter; the tour will be fully refunded
• You can choose between 3 different departures, 09:30, 13:00 and 15:00

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