Best Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajokull Glacier Starting from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
3 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
8 years old


Explore one of Iceland's most amazing attractions with this exciting adventure into a spectacular ice cave in Vatnajokull national park. Travelers looking to discover a natural wonder unlike anything else on earth should not hesitate to book this tour.

Your trip begins at another one of Iceland’s most incredible destinations, the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a vast lake filled with icebergs. From the glacier lagoon car park, you will be picked up by an expert guide in a super jeep. Your destination is Breidamerkurjokull glacier, one of the tongues of the mighty Vatnajokull glacier, which is Europe’s largest glacier.

The monster truck ride from the glacier lagoon into the rugged nature of Vatnajokull national park takes about 30 minutes. Reaching the ice cave is a comfortable half-hour walk, but along a flat gravel surface making it easy to access. This short hike allows you to fully escape all signs of civilization and immerse yourself in incredible landscapes. You’ll be dressed in the necessary safety gear, before being led into this mystical new world.

Ice caves are incredibly rare phenomena that require very specific conditions to form and are only accessible in Iceland during the winter months. The one that has opened this year is larger than in previous years and is so blue that you are sure to get great photos. The diverse shades and the way the light interacts with the ice provide an air of the fantastical.

After about 40 minutes of exploring one of Iceland’s most sought-after attractions, you’ll return to the super jeep and take the beautiful ride back to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Make sure not to miss a trip inside a vast blue ice cave on your winter holiday to Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Crampons (if conditions call for such)
English speaking guide


Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Shoes suitable for hiking
Camera or phone

Good to know

Driving from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon takes at least 5 hours. The journey offers some amazing attractions so we advise travelers to arrive the day before the tour so they can explore them along the way. Jeans are not recommended for glacier activities, but warm clothes are.

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