Ice cave tour on the Vatnajökull Glacier

Ice cave tour on the Vatnajökull Glacier

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: Icelandic, English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: from 3 hrs to 7 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (next to Diamond Beach)
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

 

Visit the amazing crystal ice caves of Vatnajökull Glacier on an incredible tour from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Local Guide will take you on an unforgettable journey through ever changing crystal blue ice caves within the biggest glacier in Europe. This magical world of heavenly blue is the truly a sight to behold. 

Rest assured that your guides have already checked the safety and stability of the ice cave and they will ensure that you are safe and secure once inside. Local Guide also provides all of the necessary glacier gear, and they know exactly were to take that perfect photo.

Local Guide offers two different Ice Caving experiences, a shorter 3 hour tour and a full day experience which goes deep into the Vatnajökull Glacier.

Offers

1
3 hour tour

The average duration of the tour is around 3 hours, however this can change depending on how far we need to drive, how far we have to walk and how complicated the ice cave is (sometimes there is only a few meters walk from the car to the ice cave, other times it can be up to 2 km).

We do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colours, people often think they are bigger than they are in reality.

Your safety is of the utmost importance. Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Sometimes tours have to be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or other safety concerns. After periods of adverse weather, the caves can become flooded or unsafe to enter. If this happens we will always do our best to offer an alternative such as a glacier hike if weather conditions allow. However if this is not suitable we will also always offer a full refund or a rescheduled date for your tour.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Outdoor clothing according to weather
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 10 y/o
Meeting point:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (next to Diamond Beach)
Included:
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment
Excluded:
  • Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.
2
Full Day Tour

On this trip we will drive to a glacier in the local area to visit the ice cave. From the parking area we hike across glacial moraine and then on gravel or glacier**, depending on conditions, until we reach the glacier ice cave. Once at the ice cave you will have time to explore, take in the deep blue ice and to take photos.

* This tour does involve walking on uneven terrain and is reasonably physical, so we rate this trip moderate to difficult. It depends on the conditions, you can expect to hike up to 1 – 1 1/2 hour each way to the ice cave location**.

As for the ice cave we visit on this tour, we do not only look at the size of the ice cave but the beauty and colours, the ice caves are normally from 30-100 meters long.

Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Outdoor clothing according to weather
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:7 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 16 y/o
Meeting point:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (next to Diamond Beach)
Included:
  • Local experienced glacier guide
  • Crampons and all glacier safety equipment
Excluded:
  • Hiking boots can be rented on location for 1.000 ISK.

Meeting point

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (next to Diamond Beach) Get directions
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