​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon
The textures and colours of the ice look amazing from every angle.
The other-worldly magic of an ice cave
Witness colours like none you've ever seen before.
The icy gateway to the beginning of your adventure.
Travel down into the depths of another world
Light dapples through the glassy walls of an ice cave.
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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. 09:30, 11:30, 13:00,

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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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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Fannar was the BEST guide. knew so much & made it an unforgettable experience for us. AMAZING!!!
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Hi, we were in trip to ICE Cave. We had a big Luck for weather, So The wiews were amazing, blue And Black Cave fascinating. I Also Have to Tell that our guide make our trip a lot of bigger adventur and Fun. ( Glacier slide, Higher wiew, ICE picnic And The best feeling with cool music during drive on glacier. That Guy loves his work And we loved him. I am very sorry that i don't know his name. So thank you!!!
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Our ice cave tour with Ollie on Vatnajökull Glacier was incredible! To quote my husband as we walked into the blue ice cave, “This is fantastic!” We also enjoyed the insights into life in Iceland and the landscape that Ollie provided! Thank you for making our first trip to Iceland unforgettable!
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