Ice Cave Tour with Helicopter from Skaftafell

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Description

Summary

Tour starts
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center, Flugvallarvegur, Öræfi, Icela
Duration
1,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
July - Mar.
Minimum age
14 years old

Description

Explore one of Iceland's stunning glaciers from above and then discover a unique ice cave within the glacier when you book this unforgettable helicopter and ice-caving tour. Those eager to see some of Iceland's incredible natural sights should book this helicopter and ice-caving combination tour.

Your adventure starts when you arrive at Skaftafell Terminal. You'll meet your professional glacier guide, helicopter pilot, and others joining the tour. Your pilot will tell you more about the flight route and give you a thorough safety briefing.

It's time to take off once you've settled in the helicopter. Sit back and relax as your pilot tells you more about the sights you pass over. You'll enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the Skeidararjokull glacier, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull ice cap, one of the biggest in Europe.

The Skeidararjokull glacier is known for its dynamic nature, continually advancing and retreating due to complex glacial processes. It's one of the glaciers being most profoundly impacted by global warming. Your guide can tell you about the impact of climate change on Iceland's landscape during the tour.

Remember to wrap up warm because, on this tour, you won't just be seeing the glacier from the outside but also going inside an ice cave. Bring layers of warm, waterproof clothing, a hat and gloves, and good hiking shoes.

The helicopter will land just a short walk from the entrance to the ice cave. The helicopter ride saves you from a tiring hike to the ice cave's entrance. Your guide will give you all of the safety equipment you need for the ice cave section of the tour, including a helmet, crampons, a harness, and an ice axe.

On entering the glacier tunnel, you'll follow the frozen corridor and admire the beautiful blue colors and the incredible ice formations. Ice caves are constantly changing due to the ice melting and reforming, so no two trips are the same.

While you explore, your professional glacier guide will share more information about the glacier's geology and formation. You'll have time to take gorgeous photos to commemorate your trip.

When your ice cave expedition is finished, you'll board the helicopter, and your pilot will take you back to Skaftafell Terminal. From here, you can continue your adventures in Iceland.

Enjoy this unforgettable experience flying over one of Iceland's magnificent glaciers and then exploring an ice cave. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Pilot-guided helicopter tour with noise-cancelling headsets
All necessary glacier gear, such as helmet, crampons, harness, and an ice axe
Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal

Activities

Helicopter
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good thermal hats and gloves
Synthetic or wool hiking socks
Good hiking shoes with ankle support
Fully charged camera
Reusable water bottle
Snacks

Good to know

Please note, there is a four-person minimum required for this tour to operate. If your group is smaller than four, the operator will try to combine your booking with another small group.

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