Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Jokulsarlon

You'll witness amazing colours of an ice cave on a tour like this
Remember your camera on an ice cave tour in Vatnajökull
Each cave is different and the ice caves in Vatnajökull are ever-changing
There is lots to see on an ice cave tour in Vatnajökull glacier
The ice caves in Vatnajökull glacier are ever-changing
An ice cave tour is fun for the whole family
Based on 4 traveller reviews

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!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Mar.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vatnajökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00 12:00, 15:00,

You meet us at the departure location.
This tour departs from Jökulsárlón- Glacier Lagoon. Please be ready at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour.
  • Guideance

  • Helmets

  • Crampons (if the conditions calls for it)

  • Transportation from Reykjavík

  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Camera

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!


My wife and I had a wonderful tour with our guide Lulei (hope it's written right...). We were a small group (only 4) and spent a lot of time in and around the cave and were alone for a good amount of time. We saw other groups (of like 10-12 persons) with different companies arrive after and leave before us! Glacier Journey is a local family owned tour company looking to provide the best experience possible which is why they always have small groups and only have 2 departures per day (when there is less people in the cave). If you're looking to maximize your time in the cave and avoid big crowds, this the right choice in my opinion!

Had a really good tour. Got to go to the ice cave, go into a crevace, see a collapsed ice cave and stop by the lake on the way back for quick pictures. Unfortunately the cave is really busy (even in winter) so be prepared.

Andrei and Maria were both the perfect people for this tour. They were really knowledgeable about the entire area and made the entire experience extremely pleasant. They even took pictures of us and send them via email since we forgot our camera. The cave was mighty impressive and the glacier walk was a nice experience too. It's too bad there were many groups at the same time, as we could not get a nice picture of just us within the ice cave as a background without having other people in the picture. Otherwise, it was an awesome add-on to our trip to Iceland and would definitely recommend to other visitors.

Had a fantastic tour with Andrei. He was very professional and showed us around the glacier which was really beautiful and mesmerizing. Would highly recommend this!

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Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cave Tour | Departure from Jokulsarlon

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