Small-Group 6-Hour Ice Caving and Glacier Hiking Tour with a Super Jeep Ride from Jokulsarlon
Enjoy the ultimate winter day trip near Jokulsarlon, including a super jeep ride, glacier hiking, and ice caving. Adventurous travelers seeking an exciting winter excursion exploring an icy world should book this six-hour tour now.
The day begins with meeting your expert guide and the other participants. The tour's starting point is around 15.7 miles (25.3 kilometers) southeast of the Skaftafell nature reserve and 20 miles (32.7 kilometers) southwest of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon by the N1 self-serve fuel pump.
With a maximum of nine people, this excursion offers a small-group experience with an excellent service level and plenty of interaction with your guide.
First up is an exhilarating super jeep ride through the valley to the glacier's base. Your modified super jeep can traverse the most challenging terrain easily. It allows your group to access remote areas unreachable in a standard 4x4 vehicle and offers a thrilling start to your excursion.
When you arrive at the glacier, the guide will ensure you have all the gear needed to traverse the glacier safely. Equipped with a helmet, ice axe, and crampons, you'll be ready to head out onto the ice.
This tour combines a moderate-difficult level glacier hike with visits to one or more ice caves. Because you cover two activities, it's longer than a standard glacier hiking or ice-caving tour. The excursion is ideal for those seeking an in-depth discovery of an icy wilderness.
The tour lasts five to seven hours, with the glacier-hiking portion around two hours. As you hike across the glacier tongue, your guide will highlight interesting features and tell you more about the surrounding area. You'll have plenty of time to marvel at the incredible nature, take photos, and stop for a short lunch break.
During the excursion, you'll reach remote areas and visit at least one ice cave. Ice caves evolve constantly, and your expert guide looks for the best ones to see based on the conditions. They'll consider the cave's colors, size, and what your overall experience will look like.
The average-sized cave is about 100 feet (30 meters) to 328 feet (100 meters) long. When you step into an ice cave, it'll take your breath away. The colors can range from white to black to brilliant blue, and you can marvel at the spectacular ice formations in this ever-changing environment.
Ice caves offer a stunning setting for photo opportunities, so have your camera ready. Your guide will also take you to a feature on the glacier called the Blue Rose, another excellent spot to capture pictures for lasting memories.
After an unforgettable glacier and ice cave exploration, your group will return to the super jeep. Then it's time for another ride through the rugged glacier valley back to the starting point, where the tour ends.
Embark on a magical winter adventure, including glacier hiking, ice caving, and a super jeep ride, by booking this six-hour small-group tour from Jokulsarlon. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Due to the unpredictable nature of ice caves and Iceland's weather, the tour operator may need to make last-minute itinerary changes. Please check your email the night before the tour for any updates.