Ice Cave and Glacier Walk | Departure from Skaftafell

Ice Cave and Glacier Walk | Departure from Skaftafell
On a ice cave tour from Skaftafell Nature Reserve, you'll see spectacular ice formations inside the cave
Staring into an authentic ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park
You'll see snow capped mountains and stunning glacial scenery on a glacier hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve
The view from atop of a glacier in Vatnajökull National Park is something you will never forget
You'll be able to capture many beautiful photos on an ice cave tour in Vatnajökull National Park
Visiting an authentic ice cave from Skaftafell Nature reserve is a unique experience

Get ready for an icy adventure with this ultimate winter combination. On this affordable tour, you get to explore a naturally formed ice cave and go on a glacier walk on an outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier. Those visiting the area and are looking to spice up their holiday should book this excursion now.

Your adventure begins in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park where you will check in at the sales desk, meet your guide and get geared up with proper glacier equipment for your tour. Your guide will teach you how to use the glacier gear and give you a safety orientation.

Then it's time to visit the ice cave. Water running under the glacier formed the cave that you will visit. In the winter, the water freezes over and leaves behind a glacier tunnel of deep blue ice. The cave has been made accessible by the highly trained and qualified glacier guides, and they will ensure your safety and enjoyment during your tour.

In the cave, you will get enough time to get the photos you need, and your guide will be most happy to take your picture. During the stop, they will also tell you more about the formations of these ice tunnels.

After exploring the ice cave, it's time to step onto the ice and start your hike. Your guide will take you on a glacier walk through a wonderland of a frozen world of seemingly bottomless crevasses, ice formations and brilliant blue colours. 

During the hike, your guide will educate you about the behaviour of glaciers and how they affect the surrounding nature. After your hike, you will return back to the visitor centre at Skaftafell where you'll bid farewell to your glacier and continue with our holiday.

Don't miss out on this two-for-one winter opportunity on top of an authentic glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajökull, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
    You meet us at the departure location.
    Skaftafell Nature Reserve
    • English speaking guide

    • Glacier gear and safety equipment

    • Food and refreshments

    • Transport from Reykjavík

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing

    • Rain gear (can be rented)

    • Good hiking shoes (can be rented)

    • Energy bars

    Good to know:

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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees