This tour starts from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s amazing natural wonders. There you’ll meet your friendly tour guide, and hop into a super jeep for a ride to the foot of one of Vatnajokull’s outlet glaciers! Once there, we embark on a short walk to the ice cave.
After a short hike (approx. 20-30 minutes), we’ll step into the magical ice world to admire the dazzling crystal ice cave. The cave glints with many wondrous colors, from sapphire blue to brilliant white. Your guide will tell you all about Iceland’s ice caves and their majestic structures.
The crystal ice cave of Vatnajokull Glacier changes with each passing winter. So every year you join our tour, you’ll see an entirely different ice cave!
We’ll stay inside the ice cave for up to 30- 45 minutes (depending on the conditions). Make sure to wear warm winter clothing, a hat that fits under a helmet and last but not least, don’t forget your camera.
After this blue ice experience, we head back to the location where you were picked up, hoping that this tour will bring you memories that you treasure for a lifetime. A truly unique experience that should not be missed on your visit to Iceland!
Pick-up:15 minutes before departure
Group maximum:16 persons
Available:Oct – Mar
Age limit:6 years
- Naturally formed glacier ice cave
- Vatnajokull – largest glacier in Europe
- Super truck ride to the glacier
By the Icelagoon Café at Jokulsarlon Lagoon (click for a map). South East Iceland.
- Guided tour in English
- All ice caving equipment
- Super Jeep Ride
Bring with you:
Warm waterproof clothes, sturdy shoes. A camera is also a good idea.
It’s strongly recommended that travelers accommodate near the Jökulsárlón. Driving in the winter from Reykjavik all the way to the lagoon, in one stretch, can be hazardous, and it pressures the driver to speed up in order to be on time. The drive from Reykjavik takes around 5 hours.
Your expectations …
Your tour guide is a highly qualified mountain guide expert, and ice cave expert. It’s in his hands to decide each time which cave is best to visit depending on weather conditions and other issues.
New caves are searched for and discovered each autumn, to be visited in the winter. They are normally found in various different locations on the south side of glacier Vatnajokull and its outlets.
Sometimes the caves are very special, sometimes not as special, but become very special in the right light and conditions. Some caves we find are very stable and we can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and we might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful.
Some of the caves are only accessible in temperatures below zero, such as when there is water on the ground that needs to be frozen all over in order for us to walk into the cave.
Cancellation has to be made 2 days prior to the scheduled event.