Skaftafell National Park
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  • Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

    1. Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

    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 onboard a 4x4 Superjeep to begin ...

    Spectacular! Not one usually for guided tours but this one was fantastic. “Disco” our tour guide was very informative and patient with all of our questions. I highly recommend! Heather Savannah, GA USA

  • From Jökulsárlón: Crystal Blue Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour

    2. From Jökulsárlón: Crystal Blue Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour

    Jump onboard a Super Jeep to witness one of the worlds rarest natural phenomenons: a blue Ice Cave. Enjoy this fantastic winter experience in Vatnajökull National Park in Southern Iceland, departing from Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon.  The tour starts at the famous Jökulsárlón - Glacier Lagoon. There you will jump on a Super Jeep that will take you up to the glacier. From there you will be able to walk inside one of the amazing Blue Ice Caves. Standing inside an ancient glacier and witnessing the blue ice all around you is a truly unique experience. This stunning phenomenon is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland during wintertime and one of Iceland's most famous tours.

    Had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and provided interesting information throughout the tour. He was also very helpful with taking pictures once in the ice cave. The cave itself was even better than we expected.

  • Vatnajökull Glacier Natural Ice Cave 2.5 to 3-Hour Tour

    3. Vatnajökull Glacier Natural Ice Cave 2.5 to 3-Hour Tour

    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. Visit a crevasse after the ice cave, weather permitting.

  • Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

    4. Skaftafell: Extra-Small Group Glacier Hike

    Embark on a small-group tour of Vatnajökull glacier and benefit from an intimate experience with a maximum of 8 participants. After meeting your guide at the meeting point in Skaftatell Airport, get geared up and prepare for your 20-minute 4x4 drive to the base of the Falljökull outlet glacier.

    At the base, step onto the glacier and listen to a quick briefing on how to wear your ice crampons. Then, it's time to begin your glacier hike. Follow your experienced guide through stunning ice formations, moulins, crevasses, and crystal-clear blue pools.

    Spend up to 120 minutes exploring the unique landscape of the glacier. Witness breathtaking views, listen to interest local anecdotes, and have your photo taken against this stunning natural landscape before heading back to the 4x4. Get dropped off back at the meeting point at the end of your hike.

    This trip was awesome!! The guide Tamara was so interesting and told us so much about the ice lagoon. I feel lucky to visit it and recommend it to everyone. SAFE AND adventurous.

  • Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

    5. Skaftafell: Extra Small Group Glacier Adventure

    Explore the glacier of Falljökull, an outlet from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Travel with your guide through the beautiful surrounding area in a modified Land Rover Defender. Climb to the base of Falljökull outlet glacier. At the edge, your guide will show you how to put on the crampons and explain the safety guidelines of hiking on a glacier. After receiving these instructions, your glacier adventure truly begins. Travel safely through the beginning part of the glacier, and then towards the less explored part of the glacier. Discover stunning ice formations in the higher part of the glacier as you are guided through parts fitting both the conditions of the glacier and the group. Be prepared to be secured in a rope and take on some light climbing or rappelling where there are no fixed routes higher up on the glacier. As you reach the highest point that is safely accessibl...

    Oddur was a wonderful guide with a lot of knowledge and experience. It was an awesome tour and I'd definitely do it again.

  • Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    6. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want. This tour is perfect for any free-spirited adventurers that wish to travel in style and comfort. This tour will not only provide you with a large 4x4 Super Jeep, specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain, but also a personal guide that will spend a full day taking you across this marvelous country.  You can go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. You will also have the chance to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands, all the while keeping your base in Reykjavík. With this tour, whatever is possible to do within 12 hours will become a reality. The spacious Super Jeep will pick you up in the morning, at wh...

  • Skaftafell: Ice Cave and Glacier Hike Small Group Tour

    7. Skaftafell: Ice Cave and Glacier Hike Small Group Tour

    After meeting your certified glacier guide at the Skaftafell Terminal Tour Center, you will be given all the required glacier and safety equipment. From there, ride in a modified 4x4 Land Rover Defender to the base of the glacier. Here you will be instructed on how to use and wear the glacier gear before starting your hike towards the blue ice cave. Your guide will safely lead you over the lower part of Falljökull and onto Virkisjökull where you will spend the rest of the tour. You will pass multiple moulins, crevasses, and other stunning features of the glacier and hear multiple stories of the glaciers and surrounding area before reaching an incredibly blue ice tunnel. Your group will have 15-30 minutes at the cave, giving you plenty of time to take in the surreal beauty before starting the descent down the glacier. After the hike back down the glacier, you will be driven safely back ...

    We've had an excellent experience on the glacier and with Melrakki. Due to bad weather we were given the choice between the long tour or a shorter one. We opted for the shorter one of 3 hours. The young and very experienced owner, Oddur, took us straight to the foot of the glacier where we had a beautiful and exciting tour with loads of information. The description of the tour is very honest, the small group of 6 was perfect and made personal contact with Oddur and the rest of the group easy. Because of the shorter tour we almost immediately got a refund. I would recommend Melrakki to everyone looking for a great glacier experience

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What people are saying about Skaftafell National Park

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and provided interesting information throughout the tour. He was also very helpful with taking pictures once in the ice cave. The cave itself was even better than we expected.

Excursion made in mid September suddenly the cave was not like the "typical" photos but it was beautiful and a large part of the cave was blue. The guide was brilliant, local. It is to be done.

This trip was awesome!! The guide Tamara was so interesting and told us so much about the ice lagoon. I feel lucky to visit it and recommend it to everyone. SAFE AND adventurous.

Highly recommend! They were easy to work with, allowed us to reschedule when bad weather came up, and we had a knowledgable guide. Great experience

The drive alone was worth it. A great tour, a really impressive glacier cave and a great guide.