Glacier Tours
Glacier tours take you hiking, sightseeing and exploring Iceland's staggering ice caps, providing an adventure of discovery unlike no other. Stand atop Iceland’s most stunning natural features, such as Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, and South Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier.

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Glacier Tours

Glacier tours take you hiking, sightseeing and exploring Iceland's staggering ice caps, providing an adventure of discovery unlike no other. Stand atop Iceland’s most stunning natural features, such as Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, and South Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier.
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland with this 5-day summer package. See all the main attractions of Iceland including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll travel all the way to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon taking in the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast as you go. Let us take care of the details of planning your perfect trip to Iceland whilst you focus on the adventure. This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach. A view atop a glacier allows you to witness the full splendour of Iceland’s immaculate nature the best way possible. You'll see the most stunning waterfalls, an otherworldly black sand beach, magnificent glaciers, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall exploring Iceland’s wondrous terrains. You could also opt for more action and go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters that make this location a true natural wonder. You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, as well as spend another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace Icelandic nature on your trip. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums, and cafés in the capital.  Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. Book your Iceland summer adventure today.
4.9
63 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Mar. - Oct.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day self-drive tour. Throughout your adventure, you will discover all the famous natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Travel around Iceland on your own schedule and enjoy a complete adventure. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing any of the experiences. You will drive around the entire Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you have total freedom to choose where to drive and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like, taking in Iceland at your own pace. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you'll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's precisely what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you could hike atop a glacier or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this fantastic trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration
10 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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Skaftafell Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Walk

Join a glacier hike along Iceland’s awe-inspiring South Coast at Skaftafell. This is the perfect way to add excitement to your holiday by hiking on top of an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. This exciting tour is perfect for those travelling the South Coast of Iceland who want to combine incredible landscapes with a thrilling adventure. A stop at Skaftafell is a must for travellers on Iceland’s south shore. It is a stunning area of amazing contrasting scenery where enormous white glaciers are surrounded by jet black sands. Scaling one of Iceland’s mighty glaciers is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be missed and this tour will allow you to hike up a glacier tongue of the largest glacier in Europe.  You will meet your certified glacier guide by the company's trailer 150 metres south of the Skaftafell Visitor Center. They will give you all the necessary equipment and then take you on a short 15-minute drive to the glacier tongue, where you will receive all the equipment and knowledge necessary to scale the massive ice cap. You’ll learn all the basics of glacier hiking before heading out on the ice.  On this tour, you will be given the unique opportunity to hike up an incredible glacier and see it's constantly changing environment firsthand. Your expert guide will lead you through this frosty wilderness, past magnificent ice formations, deep cracks and blue crevasses. Standing on top of the glacier might give you a feeling of being alone in the world, surrounded by nothing other than the blinding whiteness of the glacier.  Once you reach the ice cap, you’ll get plenty of time to marvel at the surrounding landscape and take in the views. During this tour, on a clear day, you might see the magnificent Hvannadalshnúkur, the country’s highest peak. The views of the incredible Icelandic terrains from atop this mighty glacier is a truly breathtaking experience. Discover the ancient and untouched wilderness of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding areas. Book now to secure your place on this unforgettable glacier hiking tour. Check availability by choosing a date and book this once in a lifetime experience.
4.7
281 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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Solheimajokull Glacier Hike | 3-Hour Expedition

Live to the extreme with this exhilarating hiking tour up one of Southern Iceland's most majestic features, the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. This tour is the perfect holiday opportunity for those travellers seeking to mesh incredible natural landscapes with the thrill of adventure.  At the car park of Sólheimajökull glacier, you will be introduced to your highly trained guide for the day who will proceed to lead you on a brisk 15 minutes walk to the glacier. It's a great chance to get warmed up before the hike! Should you prefer to be picked up in Reykjavík, you can book a sightseeing day tour that includes a glacier hike here: South Coast & Glacier Hiking on Solheimajokull from Reykjavik. When you reach the ice cap, your guide will brief you on safety procedures on the glacier, as well as teach you a thing or to about its formation, the surrounding area and its 'parent glacier', Mýrdalsjökull (one of the biggest ice-caps in Europe.) Your guide will also provide you will of the necessary equipment that you will need on the glacier, including crampons and ice axe. As you begin your hike, a new world of intricate ice sculptures and intriguing natural phenomenon will reveal itself to you. You will see many hundred years old ice, coloured deep blue due to the trapped oxygen bubbles inside. You'll also gaze into the dramatic icy canyon of a glacier moulin, just one of many that carve the glacier from top to bottom.  From the heights of the glacier, you will have fantastic views of your surroundings. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Eyjafjallajökull, the notorious glacier which brought European air traffic to a halt after its fiery 2010 eruption.   Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore the untouched and ancient wilderness of Sólheimajökull glacier! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
135 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike Tour

Experience the wild with this exhilarating expeditionary hike and ice climbing tour on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull glacier, one of Skaftafell Nature Reserve's most intriguing wonders. At the car park by the Skaftafell Visitor Center, you will meet your certified glacier guide, who will quickly proceed to teach you the basics of glacier safety, the usage of crampons and ice climbing techniques. Your guide will be quick to distribute all of the necessary equipment for the journey, including crampons, helmets, harnesses, and ice axes. They will also be eager to teach you more details about both the National Park and the glacier itself, its geological makeup and centuries' old formation.  When you're ready to begin the adventure, you will go to a glacier tongue, just one of the many glacier tongues that make up Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. As soon as you step onto the ice cap, you will have an incredible perspective of the surrounding mountains, including the country's tallest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, instantly recognisable to fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.  The journey continues on foot, and you will soon be trekking through the majesty of a white blanketed wilderness; the silence is only broken by the sounds of your boots treading the snow and ice.  You will be surrounded by fascinating natural phenomena, such as a glacier moulin—best described as a vertical canyon that cuts deep into the ice cap—and age-old ice sculptures, turned electric blue due to the ancient oxygen trapped inside. Throughout your hike, you will have the opportunity to try climbing with ice axes, adding an extreme edge to this largely picturesque tour. Hurry now and you too can experience the incredible thrill of scaling one of nature's most magnificent giants, the mighty glaciers. Check availability now by choosing a date.
4.9
69 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
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Blue Ice Experience in Skaftafell | Easy Difficulty

Hike on an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland on this 2-hour tour. The Blue Ice experience allows you to reach new peaks with a guided tour taking you hiking and climbing through this ever-changing glacier within the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, in Southeast Iceland. This tour is perfect for fit and adventurous people wanting to get up close and personal with a glacier. You will begin your adventure at the Sales Lodge, next to the National Park Visitor's Centre, fifteen minutes before the tour departure. It is advised that you bring the following essential items with you: rain gear, hiking boots and warm clothing. However, if you don't have, or forget to bring these items with you, both boots and rain gear can be rented on-site for a small fee. At the beginning of your tour, your experienced mountaineering guide will run through the basic principles of glacier hiking, ensuring your safety on the ice. They will also instruct you as to how to properly use crampons and ice axes, two required pieces of kit for this tour. Next, your guides will teach you about the formation of the glacier, as well as life in the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Looking around you'll be able to see dozens of mountain peaks and the glistening blue glacier stretch out around you, dazzling with its sheer size and beauty. Keep your questions in mind as your guide will have plenty of experience exploring these magnificent glaciers. When you're all kitted up for the hike, you, your group and your guide will set off. Make sure you keep with the group at all times and follow all the instructions from your guide to ensure your safety. Your guides will lead you through a natural Eden of periwinkle blue ice ridges, deep crevasses and intricately formed ice sculptures. Throughout your tour, the surrounding scenery of Vatnajökull National Park is destined to take your breath away with some of the most unique perspectives of Iceland. Grab your jacket and hike into a glacial wonderland! Check the availability by choosing a date and book your adventure into the ice.
4.8
250 reviews

Duration
3,5 hours
Available
All year
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Katla Ice Cave Tour and Glacier Hike

Join this incredible super jeep excursion and marvel at the unmatched beauty of an ice cave. This tour starts from Vik on Iceland’s immaculate South Coast before travelling towards one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes, Katla. These stunning ice formations only occur during the winter months in a few places in Iceland, so do not let this opportunity pass you by. You will be picked up from the charming village of Vík at the local N1 gas station. The super jeep is perfectly designed for the bumpy road up to the ice cave, and its seats are limited, ensuring a personal and comfortable trip. From Vík, your adventure begins. You will leave the black sand coastline behind, and start to ascend the volcano Katla, towards the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Katla is a beautiful volcano and it's easy to immerse in the spectacular views unfolding outside your window. Keep your camera close for some great snaps of the incredible terrain on the way up. Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, the glacier which caps Katla, you will hop out the vehicle and get into the safety gear provided for you. This consists of a helmet, headlamps, and crampons to strap around your feet to give you stable footing on the ice.  When your group is ready, you will head to the ice cave where dazzling white snow, electric blue ice, and veins of ash swirl together, giving the inside of the cave an otherworldly beauty. Your guide will show you around the cave, tell you about its formation, and teach you about both the glacier and the volcano it covers. Use the time to ask questions, take pictures or simply marvel at your surroundings. Depending on your preference, we will spend 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes in the glacier area. Our goal is always to hike and explore the glacier and 2 ice caves on this tour for the best experience possible. Once your group is ready to leave, you will return to the super jeep for a fun drive to a private black sand beach few visitors get the pleasure of visiting. We prefer to stay away from the crowd and head off-the-beaten-path and will, therefore, take you to a private black sand beach. No doubt the memories you made here, and the photos you took, will keep a smile firmly etched on your face for the whole return journey. Don’t wait until the ice caves melt away. Book this tour now for your opportunity to see one of the greatest wonders of nature. Check availability by choosing a date. Please note Katlatrack is the only local ice cave tour operator based in Vík.
5.0
56 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
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Solheimajokull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

Get a taste of adventure and feel the chill of ice on this glacier hiking and ice climbing tour. Place your feet on ice for the ultimate Icelandic experience. This four-hour long glacier hike and ice climbing tour is suitable for both the experienced and first-time glacier adventurers alike. Certified and experienced guides will be with you for the duration of your tour to ensure your safety, teach you ice climbing techniques and explain you this mind blowing phenomenon. Ice hiking and ice climbing is a perfect way to get up close and personal with the glacier that formed over 500 years ago. A veritable natural wonder of this earth, a glacier is a place to experience the spirit of this land. Sólheimajökull is a glacial tongue from the larger Mýrdalsjökull glacier and is situated next to the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano, surrounded by black sand expanses and jagged mountains. This tour starts at the Sólhemajökull parking lot, where you will meet your guides and prepare for the tour. All gear is included so you will get your ice axes, and crampons on site, but please remember to dress warmly, we're voyaging onto an ice-cap after all. It is necessary to bring gloves for the climbing to protect your hands from getting scratched by the hard ice. From the parking lot, there's a 30-minute hike to the glacier roots where you will have plenty of time to marvel at the gigantic mass of ice. Don't worry, as you walk on the glacier, your crampons will give you safe footing on the slippery ice. Once on the glacier, your guide will provide you with climbing gear and assist you with your harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet. Never done ice climbing before? No worries; your experienced guide will teach you all you need to know. You'll learn how to ascend the vertical ice shafts that lead to the heart of the glacier, known as the Moulin, with the assistance of a climbing rope, harness and your trusty ice axe. Deep under the glacier the volcano Katla sleeps, and who knows, you might catch a glimpse of her far below. Gear up, head out on this amazing adventure and feel the ice under your feet. Check booking availability to choosing a date.
4.8
63 reviews

Duration
4 hours
Available
All year
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this 5-day self drive tour to visit Iceland's most famous attractions. On your trip, you'll visit some incredible places, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Self drive tours are perfect for those wanting to take the wheel and have full control over your journey, without having to worry about tour groups and guides. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom, and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. Bathing in the tranquil azure waters amid a volcanic landscape can be the perfect start to your trip, and a great introduction to Iceland. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the world-famous Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Take your time at each destination to experience the true wonders of the Golden Circle in the best way. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among enormous icebergs, and walk along the rugged black sand shores of the Diamond Beach. Often referred to as the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will leave you amazed by the genuinely awe-inspiring moving icebergs. If you're lucky, you may also spot some seals resting in the lagoon. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even take a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips and promise lasting memories of your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. This will help you uncover some of the more secret natural wonders of Iceland. So don't hesitate to jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in 5 days! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.7
31 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike

Experience the very best Iceland has to offer on this extensive tour of the South Coast and the Golden Circle. Witness lava fields, rift valleys, volcanoes, mighty rivers, powerful waterfalls, grand glaciers and the world-famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is a tour not to be missed by anyone looking to experience the vast array of Iceland’s wonders in only three days. The ever-popular Golden Circle route encompasses the National Park, continental rift valley and UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir; the spouting geysers in Haukadalur at the Geysir Geothermal Valley; the king of all waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss; and the additional treat of visiting the ancient volcanic crater lake Kerið. Once your adventure reaches its second day, prepare to behold the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast. Its many magnificent waterfalls are sure to amaze, as well as the black pebble beach Reynisfjara and the one and only Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon—one of the most sought-after attractions in the country—where icebergs gather to float on a still lake inhabited by seals. One of the many highlights of the tour is a boat ride of the lagoon itself, where you can get up close and personal with the massive icebergs. Another adventure included is an exhilarating glacier hike of Sólheimajökull’s blue ice sheet. The scenery from the top is indescribable, so remember to pack your camera for all the exceptional photo opportunities. You’ll spend two nights in a comfortable local accommodation. This is a minibus tour for no more than 19 passengers, which makes the trip all the more personal and enjoyable. This is a very popular tour, so reserve your spot now as to not miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the wonders of two of Iceland’s most traversed routes. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
79 reviews

Duration
3 days
Available
Apr. - Oct.
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The Ultimate Glacier Hike from Skaftafell

Come along on this fun-filled hiking day trip that takes you up an impressive glacier in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. This is the perfect excursion for those looking for a longer than usual experience on the glacier and those wanting to add a unique and thrilling twist to their Iceland vacation. You'll meet your guide at Skaftafell Nature Reserve where you'll get to know the rest of the hikers on this tour. On this 5-hour excursion, you'll travel in a small group which will ensure a more personalised experience. Your guide will provide you with a safety briefing upon arrival to the ice cap where you will also be provided with all of the necessary glacier gear to be able to safely explore Falljökull glacier and have your mind blown by the stunning icefall that the "Falling Glacier" has to offer.  During the tour, you will be accompanied by a certified glacier guide who will tell you all about the formations of the glacier, so you can gain a deeper understanding of the mesmerizing Icelandic nature. If you have any questions about glaciers in general, then feel free to ask your guide. They like to share their knowledge of this natural phenomenon.  Heading on to the ice, you'll experience the dramatically carved landscape, and impressive ice formations and crevasses. It is an experience you won't forget. You'll also get a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains that encircle the glacier, including Iceland's highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur. This trip provides plenty of photo opportunities so make sure to bring your camera along.  You will spend approximately 3.5 hours on the actual ice where you will get the chance to enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the area. Last but not least you'll get to behold the massive icefall, where ice crashes down the mountain towards the ocean. Immerse yourself in the beautiful Icelandic nature with this exciting glacier hiking tour in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
94 reviews

Duration
5 hours
Available
All year
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Take a 7-day self drive tour around Iceland. You'll drive the complete ring road and see all the best spots along the way. This self drive tour gives you the freedom to explore Iceland at your own pace and discover the most beautiful parts of the country. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri. On a self-drive tour, you have total control of where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of each day, you will rest in full comfort accommodation with an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is also included for every night of your stay, starting each day of adventure the right way. The Ring Road will take you to the most famous of all of Iceland's attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive an individual itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. This will allow your adventure to cover both Iceland's best-kept secrets as well as the more well-known attractions. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process to make your holiday that extra special. There are options such as snowmobiling on top of the mighty glaciers, trekking to the top of Iceland with a glacier hike, visiting the world-famous Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around the icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. In a few clicks, you can add these fantastic extras to your trip to help make it a truly once in a lifetime experience. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late. You won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since between May and August is midnight sun season, when it doesn't get dark.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure now.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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Ice caving tour from Vik in South Iceland

Join this brilliant "Fast Track" Ice Cave tour, hands down the fastest way to experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers a little pressed for time, but still hoping to fit a spot of ice caving into their schedule.   This tour will begin from the meeting point in the village of Vík, from where you will embark on a beautiful and exciting Super Jeep ride to one of thirteen glaciers in Iceland, taking no more than an hour's travel. Throughout your transfer to the ice cave, you will be privy to a wealth of gorgeous scenery, ranging from distant mountainscapes to the rugged coastlines of the South Coast.  Once at the glacier area, you will borrow gear (i.e. helmet, headlamp, and crampons, etc.) and listen as your local guide provides an educational brief on safety and what to expect in the ice cave.   You’ll then take a super fun walk to the glacier ice cave (5-10 minutes) and go inside to explore it. Inside of the ice cave, you will have your mind blown by the stunning shades of blue. Skidding, scooting and shuffling your way through this fantastical, subterranean world, you'll pass intricate, naturally formed ice sculptures and glittering tunnels, proving once and for all that ice caving takes any holiday experience to the next level.  You will have a total of 45-60 minutes in the glacier area for photos and exploration.  Your local guide will give you a little more insight into how the ice cave was formed and answer any questions you may have.   After ample time for your photos and selfies, you'll hike back out and take the gear off.  Then it’s time to get you back to the village of Vík so you can continue with your plan for discovering Iceland! So what are you waiting for? Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of ice caving in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
32 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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4.9
104 reviews

Duration
2 days
Available
Jun. - Oct.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self drive tour. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, around the wondrous Golden Circle, along the beautiful South Coast, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is the perfect tour to explore some of Iceland’s most spectacular attractions. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour so you can fill every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks. Alternatively, you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to capture gorgeous photos. On a self-drive tour, you are in total control to experience the best adventures of Iceland. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included each night. We hand-pick all the accommodation options to make sure your experience of Iceland is that extra special. On this tour, you will see the most incredible sights and experience the true wonders of our shores. The sites will include the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks such as Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can watch in awe as beautiful icebergs break from Europe’s largest glacier and float serenely to the ocean. If you’re lucky you might even spot some lounging seals relaxing in the lagoon. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after you book. This will highlight plenty of unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country.  Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking, ice caving, snorkelling, horse-riding, snowmobiling and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure to make this a truly once in a lifetime adventure. Take your time to read through and add some extra activities from our selection to pick the best options for you. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.8
45 reviews

Duration
6 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration
9 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Spend a week in Iceland travelling to the best attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast with this 7-day tour. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit as many beautiful locations as possible. Visiting during the Northern Lights season is the perfect opportunity to tick this natural wonder off your bucket list. Upon booking, you will receive a personal itinerary guiding you to the country's top locations such as the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, as well as all three national parks in Iceland, each with its own distinct beauty.  You'll journey through the wild terrains of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with lava fields, mountains and the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier. Then you'll adventure into the awe-inspiring attractions that make up the Golden Circle route, which top the list for many travellers to Iceland. The rest of your trip will be spent exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of Iceland's South Coast and you will even get the chance to enter the famous blue ice cave. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour, so you will have the freedom to create your own adventure. During the booking process, you can add on tours to really make the most of your time in Iceland. You can choose to visit the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, snorkel between two continents, race across the white expanse of a glacier on a snowmobile, visit a rare and unique ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park or a climb inside the magma chamber of a volcano. This is the perfect way to explore some of Iceland's best attractions and you will have the time to take it all in at your own pace. There are plenty of stops along this tour that will leave you with countless incredible memories. Visit Iceland's most iconic attractions and spend your nights searching for Northern Lights with this 7-day self-drive tour. Don't miss out on this winter adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
189 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth. On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions. On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime. As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast. To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now. Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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4.6
20 reviews

Duration
4 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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4.9
35 reviews

Duration
2 days
Available
Jun. - Oct.
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4 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & Vik

Join this 4-day summer self drive tour of Iceland's most incredible attractions. You'll explore the famous sites of Iceland's Golden Circle and the wondrous terrains of the South Coast. This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the very best attractions of Iceland in a short space of time under the longer daylight hours of the midnight sun. This self drive tour takes you through beautiful sites such as the Golden Circle and the Kerið eruption crater, where you'll find Iceland's most important historical and geological wonders. The Ring Road will take you along the South Coast, past two stunning waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before you reach the impressive black sands of Reynisfjara beach and the quaint town of Vík. After you arrive in the country, you can choose to have a rejuvenating soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa before journeying to Europe's most northerly capital city, Reykjavík. Bathing in the tranquil azure waters of the Blue Lagoon amid a volcanic landscape is the perfect way to start your trip to Iceland.  Next, you'll journey into Iceland's famous Golden Circle where you'll see a range of fantastic sites. These include the dramatic landscape of Þingvellir National Park, the towering spouting geyser called Strokkur, and one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls, Gullfoss. Then you'll adventure down the Ring Road through the diverse plains of Iceland's South Coast. You'll witness waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, rolling hills, quaint towns and the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach. The wide variety of attractions and spectacular spots make Iceland's South Coast one of the best parts of the country to visit on a shorter trip. There are also plenty of other extra activities you can add to your trip to enjoy some incredible experiences. You can take a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissures between 2 continents or scale an ice cap on a glacier hike. You can descend into a unique blue ice cave, zoom across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile or ride one of the charming Icelandic horses. Upon booking, you'll receive a personal itinerary created by a local travel expert so that you can experience the best of the natural world in Iceland. You'll be guided to some of the country's most popular spots as well as the hidden retreats only the elves know about. Furthermore, all lodgings on the tour are in full comfort, always with an ensuite bathroom and a full continental breakfast. So don't hesitate! Treat yourself to an incredible trip in Iceland with this 4-day summer self drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure today.
5.0
6 reviews

Duration
4 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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8-Day Winter Package | Ring Road of Iceland in a Small Group

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive vacation package is perfect for anyone who is spending 7 nights in Iceland. You will be guided in a comfortable minibus around Iceland's famous ring road to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn. This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter. Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations around the ring road, and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital. Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport, as well as a guided six-day tour. You can also choose to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon for a bit of extra pampering. Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
26 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
Aug. - Apr.
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7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip

Create the perfect holiday in Iceland with this 7-day summer package. See some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and customise your days by adding exciting activities such as visiting the Blue Lagoon and hiking in the Highlands. This is the perfect holiday package for those who like to follow their own path but let others take care of the arrangements. With this 7-day package, you’ll get a tour of the famous Golden Circle which you can spice up by adding adventures such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkelling in Silfra fissure or riding an Icelandic horse.  You will also embark on a 2-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland, seeing silvery waterfalls, stretches of black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, and a stunning glacier lagoon. There, you will have the opportunity to go glacier hiking and, if travelling from May onwards, sail between icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Back in Reykjavík, you will have the choice of taking a tour which allows you to step inside Langjökull glacier or entering the magma chamber of a volcano. You can also choose to spend the day exploring the city, take a journey into the Highlands or go whale watching. All accommodations, transfers, and activities will be taken care of prior to your arrival, and so all you have to do is decide what you want to do with your time in Iceland. Customise your trip to the land of ice and fire and book this fantastic 7-day summer package now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
Mar. - Oct.
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About Glacier Tours in Iceland

Glacier tours take you exploring the many ice-caps and glacier volcanoes that define Iceland as the land of ice and fire. Almost all of the country’s glaciers can be explored during the summer, but the most popular glacier tours take you to the glaciers Sólheimajökull and Svínafellsjökull which can be explored year-round. Both are located on the South Coast, the latter in the stunningly beautiful Skaftafell nature reserve.

1. Can I hike a glacier by myself or do I need to go on a tour?

You can not hike up a glacier by yourself; proper equipment is needed as well as a guide that knows the routes that are safe to walk.

2. Can I see glaciers year round in Iceland?

Yes, the term glacier is used to describe a mountain where the ice and snow never melts—if the ice melted away during a specific season, it wouldn’t be considered a glacier.

3. What is the difference between glacier tours onto Svinafellsjokull glacier and onto Solheimajokull glacier?

Sólheimajökull is closer to Reykjavík and a glacier hike can be done there on a day tour. Svínafellsjökull is an outlet of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, and because it is much farther away, a glacier hike there cannot be done on a day tour from the capital. Glacier hiking excursions on Svínafellsjökull normally depart from Skaftafell nature reserve.

4. What is Skaftafell nature reserve?

Nestled between jet black sand expanses and creeping glacier tongues, Skaftafell is a sub-Arctic oasis famed for its rich flora and contrasting landscapes. The area is lined with hiking trails that take you to numerous beautiful natural features such as the waterfalls Svartifoss and Hundafoss. Multiple glacier hiking tours depart from Skaftafell year round, but the area is also the perfect base camp for mountaineers seeking to climb Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur.

5. What is there to see on top of a glacier?

A glacier provides for ever-changing sceneries of ice formations, cracks and crevasses. The white snow is often streaked with black volcanic ash, but the views of the surrounding landscapes depend on the glacier. For example, Svínafellsjökull glacier is part of the highest mountain range in Iceland, and if you ascend the ice-cap on a clear day, you might see the magnificent Hvannadalshnúkur, the country's highest peak.  

6. Is glacier hiking in Iceland a safe activity?

If you are planning on trying to conquer the glacier yourself, then absolutely not. Glaciers are thick but fragile ice caps with many hidden crevasses. Always go glacier hiking with a qualified guide.

7. What kind of shoes should I wear for glacier hiking tours?

You should wear sturdy, waterproof hiking boots that cover your ankles. No high heels, open shoes or sneakers.

8. Can the elderly join glacier hiking tours?

Yes they can, but keep in mind that a glacier hike is physically demanding, so it depends on the physical condition of each individual. The easiest glacier hike takes around two hours, with only minor elevation.

9. If my child is almost reaching the minimum age limit, can he/she join the tour?

No, operators must adhere to Icelandic law.

10. If it rains, will the hike be cancelled?

If the tour is cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions, your operator will contact you and you will receive a full refund or a rescheduled tour.

11. Which tour should I join if I want to visit the filming location of Game of Thrones, where they filmed the scenes beyond the wall?

Scenes beyond the wall in Game of Thrones have been filmed all over Iceland, including on Svínafellsjökull glacier, on Snæfellsjökull glacier, by Mt. Kirkjufell on Snæfellsnes peninsula, in Grjótagjá canyon by Lake Mývatn, and on Höfðabrekkuheiði by the town of Vík. Plenty of shots are also from south of the wall, such as at Þingvellir National Park which is on the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

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