​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jökulsárlón

Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. You'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. 

This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your schedule and make your way to Jökulsárlón Café, beside the famous glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. You can make a day of it, and enjoy the glacier lagoon area, taking pictures of the floating icebergs. Reserve early as this tour is very popular and is likely to sell out.

At the start of the tour, you will drive with your group to the cave which has been specially chosen for its dazzling structure. The drive itself is exciting, as you will be traveling in a modified monster truck.

When you get there, you'll have a short walk through the landscape to the cave where you can learn about the mighty Vatnajokull glacier from your knowledgeable guide. Thick socks and warm layers will come in handy today! 

Ice caves are rare phenomena that form naturally. The ice caves are a long time in the making. Each fall, after the meltwater of spring has begun to freeze, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. This is why the location of the caves change every year and every ice cave is unique and newly formed! The structure and condition of the caves can vary greatly each year. Our guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions. 

There is extremely limited availability for this popular tour. Reserve now you if you want to see this incredible natural attraction. Check availability now by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Breiðamerkurjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:30, 08:50, 09:30, 09:40, 10:00, 10:10, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:40, 16:00

You meet us at the departure location.
This tour departs from Jökulsárlón café which is about 390 km east from Reykjavík, Just by the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón
Included:
  • Crampons (if conditions call for such equipment)

  • Helmet

  • Guiding

  • Transportation


What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Camera

  • Hiking shoes


Good to know:

For activities like ice caving, jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!

The drive to the ice cave will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes, depending on which ice cave you will visit. After the drive, you will walk for 5 – 15 minutes to reach the cave.



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