Spectacular 2.5 Hour Crystal Ice Caving Tour inside Vatnajokull with Transfer from Jokulsarlon
Departing from the well known Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, you will step onboard a modified super-truck which will take you up to the glaciers. Every year, ice caves are formed in glaciers during the changing temperatures, and during autumn you will find many ice caves spread over Vatnajökull Glacier. Step onboard this tour and witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience by exploring the insides of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.
When formed, the ice caves can be found in several different locations on the south part of Vatnajökull. Depending on conditions, we will visit one of the crystal blue ice caves and explore the magic inside of the glacier. Your specialised glacier guide will choose the best cave every time to visit, as there are many factors to consider when visiting a natural phenomenon.
Please note that the trip does depart from the parking lot of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, which is located 5 hours East of Reykjavík. Unfortunately, there are not many options for public transport there during wintertime, so it is highly recommended to rent a car. Staying close to the glacier lagoon for one night, either before or after you visit the ice cave is therefore not a bad idea. Please make sure to follow weather and road conditions before you take off.
From Jokulsarlon parking lot, the modified super truck will take you on top of Vatnajökull glacier, driving towards the naturally formed ice cave. The drive each way will take approximately 45 minutes each way, depending on conditions and locations of the cave, each time. We will get you as close to the ice cave as possible, to have minimal hiking involved. However, depending on conditions, there might be an approximately 10-minute walk from the jeeps to the ice cave. Once we arrive at the ice cave, you will enter the phenomenal crystal blue cave, and explore for approximately 20-30 minutes. The ice caves offer great photo opportunities and are known for some instagram-worthy shots!
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Please bring warm layers and good hiking boots or shoes (sometimes the ground can be muddy and sometimes we may be required to wear crampons -spikes for the ice).