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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon
The blues of Vatnajökull's ice caves are more vivid than the sky.
Playing with light in the ice caves of Iceland makes for some great photographs.
The colours of the ice caves barely seem natural.
Ice caves provide for a once in a lifetime opportunity of a close encounter with the magical world hidden within Iceland's glaciers.
Intense blues of an Vatnajökull ice cave.
The ice caves of Iceland are a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.
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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
  • Highlights: 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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The tour itself was pretty amazing but our tour guide Aleksander made it even more enjoyable. Not only was he very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about glaciers, volcanoes and the area erosion but also made us laugh the whole time with his fantastic sense of humor. Before the tour ended he told us about this fantastic country and even shared some reflections about our journey visiting a different country. Highly recommend it and if you could share this with my guide and congratulate him that would be fantastic he truly deserves recognition.
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The weather is so good ,hence we saw the breathtaking view of ice cave,it's really fantastic. Our guide is friendly and helpful,he even help us have our best shot of the trip. If you join the tour,must try to ask for a wonderful picture for you. Super recommended. 那天的天氣十分晴朗,藍冰洞反射出不可思議的清澈藍光,走進藍冰洞彷彿進入了仙境,每張照片都美得令人窒息。導遊相當友善也很會抓角度,我們獲得了一張彷彿封面介紹的照片,真的很推薦大家試試喔!
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One of the most amazing tours I have taken during my stay in Iceland. Our Guide - Mr. "B-Man" is an amazing human being. He accommodated our requests to stay longer, to capture our pictures or to give us the extra information and answer our queries. He gave us all the information about the area, movies that are shot in the area and the logistics that ran behind shooting the difficult scenarios. About the Ice-cave, cannot define that experience in words. Formations and the deep blue color of the cave is just amazing to experience. They also handle the safety very well of the people on this tour. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting this beautiful country!
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Our guide was very friendly guy. The ice cave was beautiful, but a little smaller than expected. However, we had a chance to see also another cave, which was newly created and it was awsome.
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Ollie our driver was great. Gave us insight on how glaciers are founds and answered all our questions. Of course with a sense of humor. Would definitely come back to see a bigger cave!
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The staff was very helpful. We booked the tour on the wrong day. He tried to re-schedule and advise us to visit before the new schedule. The guide was very nice. He tried to make our time worth as much as possible. He stop at nice location which the other company not stop. Recommended!!!!
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The ice cave tour was one of the coolest experiences we had in Iceland and probably unlike nothing I’ll ever get to do again. Our guide Fannar took us to two different ice caves that were extremely different. He was fun to a have a conversation with. The first cave was a deep blue color throughout and the other a dark black cave as it was mixed with volcanic ash. We got some amazing photos of both. The tour is pricey yes, but the experience is truly once in a lifetime.
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Guide to Iceland is AMAZING!!! Car rental and the Cave tour were bot great. Cave/glacier tour was incredible - THANK YOU Halli (our amazing guide) and Antonio!!! You guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Fannar (spelling?) was the best. He was knowledgeable, passionate, hilarious and fun! This is a great tour and well worth it. I’ve never seen something in nature so vivid and beautiful. Highly recommend!
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Amazing amazing amazing. Great organization from this group and an overall awesome trip.
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