Ice Cave and Glacier Tour on Snowmobile

Ice Cave and Glacier Tour on Snowmobile
Zip across incredible snowy plains aback a snowmobile.
The ice caves are unbelievably mystical formations.
Smooth snow slopes into the ice caves.
A vein of black ash streaks through an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier.
The low winter light adds to the magic of the ice caves.
No ice caves look the same, and they change shape throughout the summer.

Snowmobile across the largest glacier in Europe and explore an ice cave, with this fantastic combo tour in southeast Iceland. This excursion should not be missed by winter travellers looking for a great adventure.

You will begin this tour at the gorgeous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a vast lake that is filled with enormous icebergs, breaking away from a tongue of Vatnajökull glacier. Make sure you get here early enough to have a little explore the area and the adjacent Diamond Beach, as these are amongst the most sought-out destinations in the country.

At your meeting time, you’ll find your guide and group and board a super jeep. This will take you through some spectacular scenery, until you mount the ice cap where your snowmobiles are waiting.

You’ll be provided with all the equipment necessary to partake in this activity, such as overalls, gloves, a helmet, and crampons for the ice caving component of the tour. Just be sure to wear warm clothes, decent shoes, and a valid driver’s license.

Once you are mounted, the adventure will truly begin. You’ll zip across the incredible snowy landscapes of Vatnajökull, admiring the fantastic views all around, experiencing a perfect combination of sightseeing and adventure.

Once you reach your ice cave, you will hop off your snowmobile to enter. Your guide will tell you about the safety and how they form before they show you inside.

Ice caves are mesmerisingly beautiful; their colours, of electric blues, intense whites and strange, swirling veins of black ash, contrast against each other spectacularly, and the textures are otherworldly. You’ll have about twenty minutes to marvel and take photos before hopping back on your snowmobile and racing back to the super jeep.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling introduction to the icy world of Vatnajökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snowmobile, Super Jeep, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
    You meet us at the departure location.
    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon car park
    • Overalls and gloves

    • Helmet and crampons

    • 1 to 1.5 hour on a snowmobile

    • 15 to 20 minutes in the ice cave.

    • Food

    What to bring:
    • Outdoor clothes

    • Decent shoes

    Good to know:

    If the tour is cancelled due to weather, you will be able to reschedule or will get a refund. From May until November meet at Flatey 30 minutes before departure time. Flatey is a dairy farm and located 38 km west of Höfn and 42 km east of Jökulsárlón-Glacier Lagoon From November until May meet at Jökulsárlón-Glacier Lagoon 30 minutes before departure time.

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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees