Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik
Ice cave tours leave from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which sits adjacent to an iceberg riddled stretch of coast known as the Diamond Beach.
A shaft of light falls from above into one of Vatnajökull's incredible ice caves in south-east Iceland.
A strange cloud looms over the Diamond Beach in south-east Iceland in winter.
The Diamond Beach, in Iceland's south-east, is a place of contrasting colour,  with blue ice, black sands, white surf and blood-red skies in winter.
Photographers find many unique perspectives of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon throughout the year.
Only in the coldest months are the ice caves under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, stable enough for visitors to enter.
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Hop on a plane for a scenic flight over the South Coast of Iceland and then explore a natural ice cave. This tour is for everyone who wants to see something truly rare: the world inside a glacier.

Every year, stunning ice caves are formed by running water from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Each cave collapses during summertime and gets filled with water, and each winter new ones form. Therefore, every single cave is unique, and you won't have the same experience twice when you go to see a natural glacier cave.

Vatnajökull is situated in the south-east of Iceland, about a 6-hour drive one-way from Reykjavík. To drive there and back, you would thus need at least 2 days. Flying, however, gives you the chance to visit the ice caves, the nearby glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach all at once, without rush.

The flight departs from Reykjavík airport at 8:55 AM, and in just 50 minutes, you will have reached Höfn in East Iceland. Your return flight to Reykjavík is at 6:55 PM.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is right by the glacier and connected to the sea. In it, you will see majestic icebergs afloat, and you may even spot some seals relaxing on the ice. Where the lagoon meets the sea, there's a Diamond Beach, named for the glistening ice scattered along it.

The flight itself will be in a small plane and will provide spectacular aerial views of the Icelandic coastline. On a clear day, you'll get a great view of Vatnajökull glacier itself, giving you an idea of its immense size.

The ice caves should not be missed if you are here during winter and if you're pressed for time, this is the perfect tour for you. As soon as you reserve it, we will contact you to send you your flight tickets and provide you with all the necessary information.

Come aboard for the experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Nov. - Mar.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Skaftafell, Höfn, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:55.

Meeting point will be the Ernir Air office at the domestic airport.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Return flights from Reykjavík

  • Transfer from the Höfn airport to the caves,

  • Ice Cave tour with all gear

  • Airport taxes and fees

  • Transfer to and from Reykjavík airport

  • Food

What to bring:
  • Good warm clothes

  • ID card

Good to know:

***IMPORTANT: In case of extreme weather and/or safety reasons, the ice cave tour might be cancelled. We will refund you the ice cave tour value in such cases.

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Guide to ice cave was Helly Hanson. Was an interesting and funny guy who took care of our safety well. On top of the ice cave, he brought us to a lava cave as well. He stresses on strong environment protection to protect the glaciers from diminishing. My driver was Snorri and he told me many stories about Iceland culture, people & lifestyle. Had more than enough extra time to roam around the glaciers and lagoon after the tours.
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a good trip and we were taken care well
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All three parts worked very smoothly together: the flight, the drive between the airport at Hofn and the glacier, and the ice caving. My driver was much more than a driver, he was also a great guide telling me lots of interesting info about life in that part of Iceland. The ice caves (three) were all amazing and different. It was great fun to drive off-road in a super Jeep (very bumpy but a laugh). The Ice Cave driver/guide was cheerful and interesting but also very solicitous if our safety.
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What a great trip!! Einar was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived in Höfn. We had some time before the tour began so he offered to show us some local sites. The glacier ice caves were amazing and diamond beach was spectacular! A great experience from beginning to end. Thank you!!
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Amazing tour made all the better by Einar, who showed us around the region, and Biggi, who showed us around the caves. These guys were great, knowledgeable and funny. We had an excellent time!
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