​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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Hi, Our Tce Cave Tour was great. One of the most incredible place I have ever been. And August, our guide, was awesome. He was really nice, thoughful and respond all our questions about the cave and Iceland in general. Definetely recomend!
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Unique experience for this ice cave tour. The host and tour guide was knowledgeable, share with us a lot of explanation. Equipment were provided to ensure every body safe. Arrangement was good, serve with the hot coffee while waiting then take a special truck to our destination. Entire journey was fantastic and fun.
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What to say about the tour .It was fantastic the best choice .The tour guide was exceptional .He even helped me many times to make long exposures photography ,he gave me the right amount of time to be alone downthere ,he was kind and very helpfull and comunicative guy ,then in the car we was hearing Sigur Ros .I felt for a while like an icelander.
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Best experience of my life Thanks to the crew it was an amazing time for me. Being on a glacier is incredible
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Loved our guides Icelandic sense of humor!
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Guide is knowledgeable and funny. We had a good weather on 18 Oct, its sunny day, and the view of the Ice Cave was awesome. What would be better is, if the time of visiting ice cave could be longer. As not much time to take a nice photo. Quite fast to end the session of viewing the crystal ice.
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Very nice, i took so much beautiful photos
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The ice cave tour was great. It was a small group and Olly was a great guide, keeping us entertained and teaching us about the glacier and Iceland the whole time. It was probably the best things I did during my five days in Iceland--highly recommended.
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Our guide Ollie was excellent! He shared stories & info that made it interesting all along the journey.
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Everyone MUST do this tour! our guide was personable, funny, open and knowledgeable. Our ride to the cave was interesting and similar to an amusement park ride - in the best of ways. We descended the ice stairs with our crampons and were in another world! It was the highlight of our trip! It won't be the last time we do a tour to the ice caves in Iceland!!!
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