​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure From Jokulsarlon

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
2,5 hours
Oct. - Mar.
Minimum age:
8 years old

Join this incredible experience to see the extraordinary beauty of two Icelandic ice caves in winter. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore these natural wonders hidden beneath Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. 

Your ice cave experience will begin at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon base camp. Here you will enjoy some complimentary tea or coffee in the warmth of a purpose-built bus with a working fireplace. This is the perfect place to get excited about the adventure ahead.

You will then board a modified monster truck and head off towards the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. One thing that sets this tour apart from others is that you will be driven right to the mouth of the ice cave; there’s no hiking necessary, meaning you get the most out of your time exploring. Along the way to the caves, your experienced guide will tell you all about the surrounding landscape and how ice caves form.

Once you arrive at the first cave, you will be guided inside. Ice caves are unique and form each year during the regular melt and freeze cycles of glaciers. Each ice cave is as unique as a fingerprint, making a visit to one a truly unique experience. You will then be driven to the next cave. Because you will visit two ice caves on this tour, you will get to see for yourself just how they differ. 

The two ice caves visited are used exclusively by us. This means the group sizes remain smaller when compared to other ice cave tours. You will have plenty of time inside to experience icy walls, dappled in stunning blues. Your guide will be with you the whole time to share a wealth of information, answer any question and help you get the best possible photos of your experience.

You will then be taken back through the enchanting landscapes of the south to the base camp. Along the way you will make a stop to take in the natural surroundings, making for another incredible photo opportunity. Before your tour ends, you will have experienced two unique natural wonders that few ever get to see and take home some spectacular memories of the icy beyond.

This is one of the highest-rated ice cave tours available. Because of its popularity, it often books out so don’t delay, check availability by choosing a date and get ready to explore some natural wonders.   


Crampons (if conditions call for such equipment)
Local, English speaking guide.


Ice Caving



What to bring

Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather (waterproof recommended)
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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