Outstanding 2.5 Hour Family-Friendly Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull with Transfer from Jokulsarlon

Each cave is different and the ice caves in Vatnajökull are ever-changing
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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
2,5 hours
Jan. - Mar.
Minimum age
8 years old


Come along on a fantastic family-friendly Ice Cave tour in Vatnajökull glacier. Those travelling to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon should not miss this excursion as an ice cave tour is truly a unique experience.

Your adventure starts at Jökulsárlón where your guides for the day will meet you and hand out equipment for the ice caves. You'll then board a modified 4x4, or a super jeep, to get to the caves. The drive up to the caves takes only about 20-30 minutes, but it is exciting, and the magnificent scenery on the way up there will surely take your breath away.

The guides are very informative and entertaining; they will tell you facts about the area, stories from the community, fairytales and everything you would like to know, so please do not be shy to ask them questions about anything that comes to mind.

When you arrive, there is a short walk to the ice caves, and your guides continue to inform you about the great Vatnajökull glacier. Once in the cave, you will get a good time to explore, take pictures and just enjoy yourself on your vacation. There is no hurry.

The ice caves are formed naturally and each fall the guides go “ice cave hunting”, looking for new caves and see if any of the old ones are still there. So, the structure and condition can vary significantly between years. Each day, the guides decide which cave they will visit, all depending on the weather and, of course, the safety of the guests.

On your way back, there will be a little twist to your tour as you'll stop on the way to explore a bit more, but what you will see is for you to discover, we wouldn't want to spoil the fun and tell you about it all now!

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Crampons (if the conditions call for it)



Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes

Good to know

It's always best to dress for the occasion. Please be aware that in the winter it's cold outside and be prepared for the cold weather, a hat and mittens and an extra pair of socks is always a good idea. Better be safe than sorry!

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