Unforgettable 3-Hour Ice Caving Tour in Vatnajokull National Park from Jokulsarlon

Marvel over a crystal ice cave inside Breidamerkurjokull glacier outlet.
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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Tours and Cafe, Höfn, Iceland
3,2 hours
English, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Catalan, French, Serbian
Sept. - May
Minimum age
7 years old


Enjoy a magical winter experience by booking this exciting three-hour ice caving tour in the Breidamerkurjokull glacier. Those eager to add extra exhilaration to their trip to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon should book this tour now.

The awe-inspiring Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is high on the bucket list for many travelers to Iceland. If you plan to visit this otherworldly landscape during your vacation, don't miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of ice caving while you're there.

Your tour beings at the Jokulsarlon cafeteria, where you will meet your experienced, friendly guide. A ratio of two guides to a maximum of fifteen guests ensures a personal experience, and when everyone is ready to go, it's time to set off on your adventure. 

Today's destination is an ice cave in the Breidamerkurjokull glacier. Breidamerkurjokull is an outlet glacier known for its ice caves and is part of the immense Vatnajokull glacier. You'll drive offroad along the glacier in a comfortable super jeep, taking in the breathtaking landscape. A clear day will reward you with fantastic views.

Your driver will take you close to the cave, making this tour possible for all fitness levels. From there, it's a 30-minute walk through the glacier valley to the ice cave entrance. Your guide will help you with your safety equipment when you arrive, and then it's time to explore a fascinating, ice-covered world.

Ice caving is only possible to do safely in the depths of winter, and the cave is checked for safety before you arrive. All you need to do is marvel at the unique beauty of the cave, a magnificent sight to behold.

You'll make at least two stops during your 40-minute cave tour, allowing you to appreciate the diversity of this natural wonder. In some places, the ice will appear blue or green, and in others, it might look black. The ice formations are just as spectacular, from perfectly arranged icicles to silky smooth walls.

Throughout the tour, your guide will share information about the ice caves, glaciers, volcanoes, and local culture. You'll learn how the caves are created and can ask the guide any questions. After your ice-cave visit, you'll return to the super jeep to enjoy the journey back to Jokulsarlon.

Ensure you allow an hour or two before or after this tour to explore the lagoon. The ever-changing landscape is filled with giant icebergs and is home to many seals. 

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore an ice cave in the Breidamerkurjokull glacier, part of the extensive Vatnajokull National Park. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Super jeep tour
Ice caving safety equipment (crampons and helmets)
English guided tour of a natural ice cave (other languages available on request)
Two guides per tour (driver and guide)


Super Jeep
Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing, including a jacket and pants, gloves, and a hat
Hiking boots

Good to know

Please meet 15 minutes before departure.

Note that this tour starts from the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Driving from Reykjavik on the same day is not recommended. Instead, plan to stay in a hotel or guesthouse near Jokulsarlon before and after your tour.

This excursion is weather and conditions-dependent. The tour operator may alter the itinerary or cancel the trip if conditions compromise safety.

Telephone and email cancelations a minimum of 24 hours before the tour will receive a full refund. Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance do not receive a refund.

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