​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon
Man in Ice Cave touching the ice
Close up of the ice formations which can be seen inside the ice cave
The tour guides on this ice cave tour were extremely friendly
Small waterfall within the ice cave at Vatnajokull
A girl taking in the sights of the ice cave
The ice formations inside the ice cave are fascinating to view and explore
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Join this tour to experience the extraordinary beauty of an ice cave in winter. With a local guide, you'll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

This is the highest rated ice cave tour in Iceland, so book now to secure your spot. Just choose the time which fits your schedule and make your way to Jökulsárlón Café, beside the famous glacier lagoon in Southeast Iceland. You can make a day of it, and enjoy the glacier lagoon area, taking pictures of the floating icebergs. Reserve early as this tour is very popular and is likely to sell out.

At the start of the tour, you will drive with your group to the cave which has been specially chosen for its dazzling structure. The drive itself is exciting, as you will be traveling in a modified monster truck.

When you get there, you'll have a short walk through the landscape to the cave where you can learn about the mighty Vatnajokull glacier from your knowledgeable guide. Thick socks and warm layers will come in handy today.

Ice caves are rare phenomena that form naturally. The ice caves are a long time in the making. Each fall, after the meltwater of spring has begun to freeze, local guides from the area hunt for new ice caves. This is why the location of the caves change every year and every ice cave is unique and newly formed. 

The structure and condition of the caves can vary greatly each year. Our guide decides which cave to visit every day depending on safety and weather conditions. 

There is extremely limited availability for this popular tour. Reserve now you if you want to see this incredible natural attraction. Check availability now by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Mar.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Breiðamerkurjökull
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:30. 08:50, 09:30, 10:00, 10:10, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:40, 16:00,

This tour departs from Jökulsárlón café which is about 390 km east from Reykjavík, Just by the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón

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.

  • Crampons (if conditions call for such equipment)

  • Helmet

  • Local, English speaking guide.

  • Transportation

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)

  • Camera

  • Hiking shoes

Good to know:

For activities like ice caving, jeans are not recommended because denim, once wet, will spread moisture and take a long time to dry, leaving the wearer extremely cold!


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This was the best tour ever!!! The ice caves where amazing and we lucked out by getting a person who was filling in for a guide and who normally finds the caves and maintains them. We got to learn everything that was possible about the caves and he was about to show us a unique perspective of all three caves we went to. I think he made the tour be amazing as it was and i am very thankful. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is going to Iceland.
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One of the greatest travel experiences ever had. The guide is very friendly and helpful. The view in the cave is breath-taking.
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Blessed with a terrific day - beautiful clear blue skies, although cold wind off the glacier - the ice cave trip was superb. Knowledgeable & friendly guides. Highly recommended.
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This was amazing. Simply perfect. Jon was my guide and he was super fun, funny, knowledgeable...this was worth every single penny!!!!!!
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Un espectáculo de lugar. La cueva más pequeña de lo que pensaba pero, aún así, increíble todo!. Recomendable 100%!!
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Best thing we did! Beautiful tour of glaciers and ice caves. Like nothing else! Wonderful guide!
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Awesome tour, very unique cave this year... Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job and sharing his knowledge and experiences with our group... Very fun and well worth it! A must see in the winter in Iceland!
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The guide was very informative and helpful. The ice cave and super jeep ride were really fun.
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Our guide is super friendly and nice, walked us through 2 different ice caves, the caves are slightly small than what I saw on YouTube but he did show us some good spots to take good photos. We would definitely recommend this tour.
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Enjoyable and exactly as described, thank you!
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