Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave Tour | Depart from Reykjavík

Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave Tour | Depart from Reykjavík
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall, found south of the highlands in Iceland.
A Woman Smiling Inside the Blue Ice Cave
A Person in an Orange Jacket Standing Inside an Ice Cave
A Group of People Hiking Towards The Ice Cave
Skogafoss Waterfall in South Iceland
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in South Iceland
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Don't miss out on exploring Blue Ice Caves on your trip to Iceland!

The Sólheimajökull Blue Ice Cave is the most recently discovered natural glacier ice cave in Iceland and, unlike most other ice caves, is only 2.5 hours away from Reykjavík. On this tour, you will visit the Blue Ice Cave, go on a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier and see the majestic waterfalls of the South Coast. All before returning to Reykjavik in time for dinner!

Your guide will pick you up at your pre-selected location in a comfortable minivan. From here you will set off towards Sólheimajökull glacier. Beautiful views surround the journey. On your left side, you have the mountain view, and on your right, the Atlantic Ocean. Once there, you will receive the necessary glacier gear at Sólheimajökull Base Camp. The equipment includes a harness, ice axe, crampons and a helmet. Glacier prepped, you head to the edge of the glacier and start the hike. Your experienced guide will lead you safely through the other-worldly glacier landscape. You will see crevasses up to 50 meters deep, water cauldrons and strange ice formations, among other wonders.

After a 1-1.5 hour hike, you will reach the location of the ice cave. Once there, you will have plenty of time to explore the cave, marvel at the unique formations and take as many photos as you'd like. Meanwhile, your expert guide will explain more about the glaciology of the cave and answer any questions you may have. 

Once you have thoroughly explored the area, you will hike back over the glacier to the Base Camp, where this part of your adventure ends. But your day is not over, because on the way back you will make stops at two picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. 

Finally, after a full day of adventure, you return to Reykjavík at around 20:00, right in time for dinner.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Caving, Hiking, Sightseeing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Sólheimajökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. For those who do not want a pick up for this tour have to get themselves to the BSÍ bus terminal before the tour leaves at 9am.
    • Certified glacier guide

    • Transfer in a comfortable mini-van

    • A harness, helmet, crampons and an ice axe

    • All necessary safety equipment

    • Dinner

    • Warm clothing

    • Hiking boots

    • Rain gear

    • Lunch

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing

    • Hiking boots

    Good to know:

    Ice caves are a natural phenomena. The conditions can change depending on the weather. Your safety is our first priority so sometimes our tours may be cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens, we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour, if weather permits.

    Please ensure you have provided contact details in case we need to make touch with you.

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    Really nice excursion! You can experience how it is walking on a glacier and then you can descend in a natural ice-cave. The light inside is incredible: you can see all different shades of blue. NB. it can be wet, so you need to watch out where you are walking. If you have a good camera (I had my big Nikon), take good care of it.. It is easy to slip and sometimes you really have to crawl to pass from one opening to the other. I had to place my cam in my rucksack and use my I-phone..
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