Glacier Lagoon: Aurora Ice Cave Experience

4.3 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

Glacier Lagoon: Aurora Ice Cave Experience

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

From US$ 174.63 per person

Explore the stunning natural Ice Cave with an expert guide on this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Take in all of the colors that blend into the Aurora Ice Cave
  • Visit a natural ice cave
  • Go to the glacier terminal face on the modified glacier bus
Full description

Explore one of the amazing, naturally formed Ice Cave, which are only accessible in the winter time, when the meltwater from the dynamic outlet glacier freezes over and leaves behind giant ice tunnels. Begin the tour from Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Meet your highly trained and certified glacier guide, who will provide the necessary glacier gear for this expedition — crampons, harness, and helmet.

Step aboard the glacier bus, which will take you to the glacier terminal face. Listen to a safety briefing and learn how to use the necessary equipment.

This spectacular Ice Cave with all the blue and green colors of the spectrum, from light to ocean blue with hints of crystal and green ice. The Ice Cave draws its name from the Northern Lights as the colors of it feel like the Northern Lights left a part of themselves inside the cave. Take in the beauty of the cave and capture the memory as a perfect photograph. Listen to how and why these ice caves are formed. After exploring the cave, return to surface and head back over the glacier to the bus before returning to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where your tour began.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Falljökull entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Harness

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the local partner at the parking lot west of Glacier lagoon (first parking lot you reach if coming from Reykjavík), by the blue Icelandic Mountain Guides Trailer. Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Packed lunch
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • This activity may be canceled if the weather is bad. If this happens, you will be able to book an alternative date.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Had Michal as our guide and it was great! He offered us their hiking boots as he realised we weren’t wearing the right ones. Taught us how to use and put on the crampons. Very patient in guiding us across the glacier, also very knowledgable bout the ice and Icelandic history. Also accommodated our time on the majestic glacier when we wanted more time on the ice. Also made sure we paced ourselves and didn’t rush anyone. Best tour so far

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March 25, 2022

Hanka did a really good job driving us to the location, guiding us through the ice cave and across the glacier. We learned many new insights on ice caves and glaciers which was super interesting. We felt safe all the time and are grateful for this amazing experience!

May 6, 2022

Super fun experience, also learning to walk on the glacier with crampons under your feet. Too bad there was only 1 small crystal cave visit.

April 21, 2022

Product ID: 406697