Vatnajökull Glacier Natural Ice Cave 2.5 to 3-Hour Tour

4.5 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Ice Explorers

Vatnajökull Glacier Natural Ice Cave 2.5 to 3-Hour Tour

Activity provider: Ice Explorers

From US$ 159 per person

Experience the glacial landscapes of Iceland up close on a 2.5 to 3-hour jeep tour to the natural ice cave of Vatnajökull Glacier. Marvel at the ice formations in a cave inside the largest glacier in Europe.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Take a guided tour to an ice cave aboard one of Iceland's largest super jeeps
  • Experience the winter phenomenon of a natural ice cave in all its beauty
  • Learn about the wonders of nature and how the ice cave came to formation
Full description
Make your own way to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon to experience a natural ice cave from the luxury of a huge custom-made super jeep. Drive for approximately 30-40 minutes to the base of the glacier outlet at Breiðamerkurjökull, where the glacier retreats every year to make every season a unique experience. Pick-up all the necessary security gear to explore the cave in safety using helmets and crampons. Then, enter the cave with a guide who will explain the most important features of the extraordinary phenomenon.
  • Transportation in a 4WD to the entrance of the cave
  • Helmets and crampons
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 4 ft 3 in (130 cm)
  • Children under 7 years

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Meeting point

Next to the cafeteria at the ticket office of Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Oversize luggage
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum age of 7 years old
  • The tour will be in English
  • It is recommended to book in advance in winter
  • Keep in mind that the glacier changes constantly and therefore so do the ice caves. The activity provider promises to take you to the best cave of the season but due to the changes in the glacier, the ice caves might not look exactly as the pictures taken weeks/months before
  • It is recommended to wear warm waterproof clothing and hiking shoes or boots
  • If you arrive early you can experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the glacier lagoon and see 1,000-year-old icebergs drifting in to the ocean
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 28 reviews

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The ice cave was amazing and our guide was incredibly friendly/helpful, etc. That ice cave was one of those things that you are lucky to see once in a lifetime. The only negative I have to say was really beyond our guide's control - there are multiple companies that operate ice cave tours, and the ice cave was slightly crowded and we had to wait at times for other groups spending far too long taking photos... but when you're standing and waiting, you're standing in the middle of this amazing natural phenomenon, so its not really that bad, you know? Basically, if you're going to Iceland, I think you have to visit an ice cave, and if you want a shorter tour with an easy/short 15-20 minute hike to and from the cave, this is definitely the tour for you.

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April 5, 2022

Very good tour. A great tour guide. We accidentally booked a day later. Since there was still space, it was easily rebooked. Thanks a lot for this. We are also glad to have done such a glacier hike and ice cave visit. Something is really unique and beautiful.

December 9, 2022

Unique experience. Exceptional and professional guide. Sad to see the consequences of global warming.

November 14, 2022

Product ID: 133194