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

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
3 hours
May. - Mar.
Minimum age
8 years old

Witness Iceland’s beauty at its most unique and dramatic with this once in a lifetime adventure into a spectacular ice cave. Winter travellers looking to witness a natural marvel unlike anything else on earth should not hesitate to book this tour.

The excursion begins at another one of the country’s most incredible places, the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a vast lake filled with enormous icebergs. From the car park here, you will be picked up by an expert guide in a super jeep and take a half-hour drive into the rugged nature of Vatnajokull National Park. To reach the ice cave is a further half-hour walk, but along a flat gravel surface making it comfortable for all with a reasonable level of fitness. Furthermore, this short hike allows you to fully escape all signs of civilisation and immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes. Your destination is Breidamerkurjokull, one of the tongues of Europe’s largest glacier, the mighty Vatnajokull.

Here, you’ll be dressed in all necessary safety gear, before being led into a mystical new world.

The ice caves are incredibly rare phenomena that require very specific conditions to form; they are only accessible in Iceland in its winter months. The one that has opened this year is larger than in previous years, and such an intensely vivid blue that it defies the imagination. The diverse shades and the way the light interacts with the ice provide an air of the fantastical, as does the stillness and serenity found in its depths.

This peacefulness promises to be even more assured this winter due to the much lower numbers of tourists expected globally. Not only will this add to your personal experience, but will allow you to take spectacular photos away from any crowds.

After 45 minutes exploring one of Iceland’s most sought-after attractions, you’ll return to the super jeep and take the beautiful ride back to Jokulsarlon.

Don’t miss a trip inside a vast, vividly blue ice cave on your winter holiday to Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


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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