Crystal Ice Cave Exploration Tour of Vatnajokull with Transfer from Jokulsarlon

Crystal Ice Cave Exploration Tour of Vatnajokull with Transfer from Jokulsarlon
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Jökulsárlón, 781, Iceland
3,5 hours
Oct. - Apr.
Minimum age
8 years old


Witness the greatest winter wonder this country has to offer and explore the crystal blue ice caves beneath the Vatnajökull glacier. This tour should not be missed by anyone who can make their way to southeast Iceland; it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that should appeal to all who are steady on their feet on unstable terrain.

This tour begins when you meet your guides and group at the car park of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You will want to arrive here a few hours earlier or set aside a few hours after, as this is truly one of Iceland’s most beautiful gems. 

Here, you can watch icebergs break from a glacier tongue and cruise across the country’s deepest lake, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and admire them where they wash up on the shore at the adjacent Diamond Beach.

Once your group is gathered, you will board a Super Jeep capable of easily reaching the glacier cave and driving across the beautiful landscape of Vatnajökull National Park. Vatnajökull is Europe’s largest glacier, and the opportunity to travel underneath it is only possible for a few months in midwinter.

As soon as you reach the mouth of your ice cave, your guide will gear you up in a helmet and crampons. The former should not be necessary, as the cave stability is checked daily, but the latter will greatly aid you on the slippery ground.

As soon as you enter, you will be mesmerised. It seems impossible that nature could create blues so intense, textures so smooth, and ice formations so unusual. You will have up to an hour to wander around the halls and chambers, photographing and marvelling at such a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Your guide will tell you all about how the caves form, the history and the future of the glaciers, and answer any questions you might have.

After a thorough exploration of the ice cave, you will emerge back into the open air and be taken back to Jökulsárlón.

Do not miss your chance to see Iceland’s most rare and unique feature. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Crampons and helmets


Ice Caving

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Proper walking boots/shoes
Bottle of water and some light snacks

Good to know

Be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure time. You are in Iceland, and the weather can change quickly. Look at your email the night before to see if there are any changes to your tour.

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