Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull
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From US$ 159 per person

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See the inside of Iceland's glaciers on this incredible ice cave tour. Enter one of the icy blue chambers of the Vatnajökull Glacier and discover the beauty that lies within.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Explore the blue ice caves in Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier
  • Access the cave after an exhilarating 4x4 Superjeep ride
  • Choose the departure time that works best for you
Full description

Seize the opportunity to experience one of the stunning blue ice caves within Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

This tour is rated as easy, as the Superjeeps allow participants to get very close to the entrance of the cave without exerting much effort. Head into the more easily accessed ice caves for an encounter with the stunning blue ice and the beautiful views for which Vatnajökull is famous. In the warmer summer months, the glacier melts and forms holes and crevasses. After they freeze, get an up-close look at what nature has created.

The winter months are all different and the glacier and caves are constantly evolving, making the sites extra interesting. Each season, the best available cave is chosen for this tour. The tour begins from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Meet your professional glacier guide and climb on board a 4x4 Superjeep to begin the rugged journey towards the glacier.

The drive is an experience in and of itself. Once there, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the icy blue caves of Vatnajökull.

  • Local and professional glacier guide
  • 4x4 Superjeep transfer to the cave
  • Safety equipment (helmet and spikes)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Look for the black and orange van that says "Local Guide meeting point" inside Jökulsárlón Main Parking.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  While the tour does take place in most weather conditions, it is subject to alteration or cancellation in cases of extreme weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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Wonderful! Our guide Lisa was very accommodating to us. She made sure we didn’t get to the cave when there were too many people and let us have ample time in the caves. Pretty sad to see how much the glacier has retreated, but very glad to be able to witness this absolute beauty!

March 20, 2022

Would absolutely recommend this with our local guide, Oli. He was super friendly and very knowladgeable. We could ak all the questions we had. Which gave us a unique inside into the glacier, nature in Iceland and the culture. We also met other guides from the company, that is a truly local one, you could reLly see the quality provided in the tour. Must see!

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February 20, 2022

Note that we visited the Sapphire ice cave, at the time of writing this. Not the Crystal or Diamond cave as you might have read in the internet. These caves appear and disappear over seasons. So by the time you visit, it might not be the same cave. We had a good time with Pat and he was a friendly and knowledgable guide. The journey by super jeep is some 40 mins one way, 30 mins of walk one way to the cave, 20- 30 mins in the cave, and back. The ice caves were so beautiful and the tour was totally worth it.

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October 13, 2021

Product ID: 381404