Exclusive-Access 6-Hour Hidden Ice Cave Exploration Tour at Fjallsarlon

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Fjallsárlón Iceberg Boat Tours, Öræfi, Iceland
5,5 hours
Nov. - Mar.
Minimum age
14 years old


Embark on an unforgettable journey with exclusive access to a hidden ice cave by the stunning Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon in South Iceland. Travelers who want to see icebergs floating in a spectacular glacial lake and visit a breathtaking ice cave without crowds will love this exclusive-access ice-caving tour. 

The adventure begins at the meeting point at the Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon's car park. The lagoon is just off the Ring Road, meaning it's easy to reach from elsewhere in Iceland. You should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure to ensure you have time to check in and meet the expert local guide leading the tour.

Depending on the season, you'll start with an exhilarating Super Jeep ride or a boat trip on the lagoon. Admire the jaw-dropping views and snap photos of this incredible glacial lake. 

Like the nearby Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the Fjallsarlon lagoon was created by the impressive forces of the Vatnajokull glacier. It's smaller and less well-known than Jokulsarlon, but it's a magnificent sight and generally has fewer visitors, meaning you can enjoy the views without the crowds.

After the Super Jeep or boat ride, you'll start hiking through beautiful, unspoiled landscapes to reach the ice cave. The hike is 5 to 6 miles (roughly 8 to 10 kilometers) long, and you'll have gorgeous panoramas surrounding you as you go. The glacier-capped mountains and the iceberg-filled lake make for unbelievable photos. Your guide will also provide a lunch pack to energize you on the walk.

On arrival at the ice cave, you'll be blown away by the dazzling scenery. The cave is off-limits to other tour operators, meaning it'll be just you and your group inside. You'll spend about an hour in the cave, enjoying the solitude and the captivating views. 

Your experienced guide can tell you about the formation of ice caves in Iceland as you look around and take photos. The caves constantly change as the glacier shifts, meaning each visit is unique. Let yourself be mesmerized by the bizarre natural ice sculptures and the bright-blue interior walls.

Now, it'll be time to head to the base camp by hiking back the way you came. You can snap more photos of the magical scenery as you go. When you arrive at headquarters, you can enjoy a warming bowl of tomato soup and a hot drink at the Frost restaurant. Sip a cup of coffee and gaze out at the mighty Vatnajokull glacier as you reminisce on the once-in-a-lifetime experience you've just had.

Take advantage of this opportunity to see the Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon and visit an ice cave without any other tour groups, enjoying uninterrupted views of the majestic ice walls. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Boat or Super Jeep Ride by the Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon
Exclusive access to an ice cave with no other tour groups
Lunch pack and light refreshments after the tour
Safety gear, including a helmet, micro spikes, hiking poles, and a headlamp


Super Jeep
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes with good ankle support
Refillable water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

The tour is not recommended for those with mobility restrictions or anyone who is pregnant.

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