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Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull

From US$ 159 per person

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.

About this activity

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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

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

  • Transport
    • Transport by jeep / suv

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

    • Crampons

Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

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

4.8 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Our guide was fantastic and shared his adventures and the history of the glacier and ice caves. We were in a group of about 13 people including ourselves. The van ride was very crowded but getting to the ice caves relieved that experience. The hike to the caves was about 30 minutes and beautiful rocky and icy scenery. The ice caves were stunning. There were other groups but it wasn’t overly crowded. We were able to get photos with just the two of us and no one else in the background. I’d do it again, it was a great experience!

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January 16, 2023

Absolutely amazing, I can recommend it to everyone! It is once in a lifetime experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic and tried to tell us everything about Vatnajökül and he shared a lot about his personal experiences. We were like private group of 5 persons and as we have chosen the 2 pm tour, the cave wasn‘t crowded at all and we could even spent time completely alone in silence under this blue beauty. Ic recommend everyone to do the tour and book in for the afternoon sessions!! Amazing experience!

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January 12, 2023

Daniel was the best guide ever. He took care of everyone on tour. Ensured we moved at a good pace. My hubby n I were there with our 14 year old also Daniel and our 12 year old Sarah - both enjoyed it very much - they loved the explanation the journey and the beauty of the caves! The weather was perfect too! It was literally the calm before the storm that left us stranded at foss hotel glacier lagoon for three night!

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December 25, 2022

Product ID: 381404