1. Iceland
  2. Vatnajökull National Park
  3. Falljökull

Skaftafell: Ice Cave and Glacier Hike Small Group Tour

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Experience one of the most adventurous and exclusive glacier tours of the winter season going where almost nobody ventures. Witness the breathtaking surroundings before entering the highlight of the tour, an incredibly blue ice cave.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Explore the breathtaking area around the Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers
  • See Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull
  • Enter an incredibly blue ice cave on a tour with a maximum 6 people
  • Take in the beautiful surroundings on a 4x4 drive to and from the glacier
Full description
After meeting your certified glacier guide at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, you will be given all the required glacier and safety equipment. From there, ride in a modified 4x4 Land Rover Defender to the base of the glacier. Here you will be instructed on how to use and wear the glacier gear before starting your hike towards the blue ice cave.

Your guide will safely lead you over the lower part of Falljökull and onto Virkisjökull where you will spend the rest of the tour. You will pass multiple moulins, crevasses, and other stunning features of the glacier and hear multiple stories of the glaciers and surrounding area before reaching an incredibly blue ice tunnel.

Your group will have 15-30 minutes at the cave, giving you plenty of time to take in the surreal beauty before starting the descent down the glacier. After the hike back down the glacier, you will be driven safely back to the meeting point.
  • A certified English-speaking glacier guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Small group tour (maximum 6 people)
  • 4x4 drive to and from the glacier
  • Entrance to an incredibly blue ice cave
What’s Not Included
  • Hiking boots
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center (Skaftafell Airport). It is located right outside of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour is rated moderate-hard in difficulty
• You must be able to comfortably walk approximately 10km in uneven terrain
• Tour may be canceled if weather becomes dangerous, in which case you will receive a full refund
• This cave is not very big but it is extremely blue

From US$ 175 per person

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Product ID: 330196