Ice Cave Tours
Browse the largest selection of ice cave tours in Iceland. The best day tour is from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, but you can also visit an ice cave from Reykjavik, Vík and Skaftafell. For the ultimate adventure, join one of our guided northern lights and ice cave vacation packages.

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Ice Cave Tours

Browse the largest selection of ice cave tours in Iceland. The best day tour is from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, but you can also visit an ice cave from Reykjavik, Vík and Skaftafell. For the ultimate adventure, join one of our guided northern lights and ice cave vacation packages.
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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 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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​Ice Cave Tour by Vatnajokull Glacier | Departure from Jokulsarlon

Join this incredible experience to see the extraordinary beauty of two Icelandic ice caves in winter. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore these natural wonders hidden beneath Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.  Your ice cave experience will begin at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon base camp. Here you will enjoy some complimentary tea or coffee in the warmth of a purpose-built bus with a working fireplace. This is the perfect place to get excited about the adventure ahead. You will then board a modified monster truck and head off towards the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. One thing that sets this tour apart from others is that you will be driven right to the mouth of the ice cave; there’s no hiking necessary, meaning you get the most out of your time exploring. Along the way to the caves, your experienced guide will tell you all about the surrounding landscape and how ice caves form. Once you arrive at the first cave, you will be guided inside. Ice caves are unique and form each year during the regular melt and freeze cycles of glaciers. Each ice cave is as unique as a fingerprint, making a visit to one a truly unique experience. You will then be driven to the next cave. Because you will visit two ice caves on this tour, you will get to see for yourself just how they differ.  The two ice caves visited are used exclusively by us. This means the group sizes remain smaller when compared to other ice cave tours. You will have plenty of time inside to experience icy walls, dappled in stunning blues. Your guide will be with you the whole time to share a wealth of information, answer any question and help you get the best possible photos of your experience. You will then be taken back through the enchanting landscapes of the south to the base camp. Along the way you will make a stop to take in the natural surroundings, making for another incredible photo opportunity. Before your tour ends, you will have experienced two unique natural wonders that few ever get to see and take home some spectacular memories of the icy beyond. This is one of the highest-rated ice cave tours available. Because of its popularity, it often books out so don’t delay, check availability by choosing a date and get ready to explore some natural wonders.   
4.5
815 reviews

Duration
2,5 hours
Available
Oct. - Mar.
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Katla Ice Cave Super Jeep Tour From Vik in South Iceland

Explore the depths beneath one of Iceland’s glittering glaciers and discover the fantastical interior of an ice cave with this exciting tour. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to delve into the captivating ice caps that dominate the South Coast of Iceland and makes for a fantastic addition to any road trip. Not far from the iconic black beach Reynisfjara, you will set off on your adventure from the charming coastal village Vík. You will be picked up in an impressive Super Jeep and shuttled to the glacier tongue, Kötlujökull which is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland's fourth largest ice cap. Beneath this glacier sits the volcano, Katla, known to be one of the more active volcanoes in Iceland. Fear not, however; the chances of an eruption are minimal and, besides, the mountains would be evacuated long in advance of any volcanic activity.  As you travel, you can enjoy a wealth of different landscapes; rugged coastlines, glittering ice caps, distant mountainscapes… the list goes on! Throughout your short journey, your highly-knowledgeable guide will be sure to teach you about the various natural features, as well as telling you tales from Icelandic folklore. You will take a fun glacier walk over the glacier with your certified and experienced glacier guide before reaching the cave itself. Once you arrive at the entrance to the ice cave, you will unload from the super jeep and be equipped with a pair of crampons, a helmet and a headlamp—all you need to enter and explore this otherworldly attraction! As you step into the subterranean landscape, you are guaranteed to be awestruck by the shocking electric blues and smooth endless tunnels that distinguish this rare natural phenomenon. Every year ice caves are formed by meltwater in the summer sculpting passageways through the thick and ancient ice floes, so you are guaranteed a genuinely unique experience. No ice cave stays the same for very long; they are constantly evolving and their compelling dynamism, as well as their great beauty, is central to their appeal. This is one place that you will not want to forget your camera!  So don’t delay any longer! Hurry, and you too can secure your spot on this fantastic ice cave and enrich your South Coast experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.4
50 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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2 in 1 Bundle Discount Winter Tours | Golden Circle, Ice Cave & Snaefellsnes

Visit many of Iceland’s highlights over four days and save money while doing so with this discounted tour bundle. Those who want to mix their winter-time in Iceland with both sightseeing and adventure, while cutting on costs, should not miss this opportunity. This combo consists of two tours, which will bring you to many famous sites and all three of Iceland’s National Parks. On the 3-day south coast tour, you will get to explore the Golden Circle, South Coast and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon; you also get to embark on a glacier hike and an ice caving adventure. On the day tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, you will see majestic waterfalls, stretches of dark lava fields and a mighty glacier.  During the 3-day tour to the south coast, you will be staying in country hotels along the trip for 2 nights, which are included in the price. This will cut down on driving time and put you right in the middle of the sites. You will also be transported around in comfortable minibuses throughout both tours, led by experienced guides, making the experience as personal and enjoyable as possible. Iceland during winter is one of its most beautiful times. Many of the sites you will visit will be draped in snow and sparkling with frost; the glaciers will be clad in fresh, electric blue ice; and the ice caves are open. These caves only occur in Iceland’s coldest months, and only then under certain conditions, so the chance to explore one is something very few have. Of course, winter is also the season of the Northern Lights. There will be many hours of darkness each day, and whenever there is no cloud cover, you have a chance of seeing them. This is only amplified when you are staying out in the country, where there is little light pollution. Make the most of your time in Iceland throughout winter, without breaking the bank. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
94 reviews

Duration
4 days
Available
Sep. - Mar.
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Into the Glacier Tour - Starting from Langjökull

Explore the magical world inside of a glacier on this once in a lifetime journey. Recently opened tunnels, carved into the most stable part of Europe’s second-largest glacier, Langjökull, make this unbelievable opportunity possible. This tour is perfect for those wanting to adventure into the insides of a glacier and witness an attraction like no other. You will meet your group and guide at Húsafell, or a point closer to the glacier if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle and are visiting in summer. Once gathered, you will get into an impressive, all-terrain, eight-wheel-drive monster truck, and head up the slopes of Langjökull glacier, over an ethereal world of ice and snow. The passing scenery on this drive is magnificent, so keep your camera close at hand. The landscapes unfolding beneath you are truly stunning, and the endless surface of the glacier so barren and beautiful that it seems otherworldly. Once you reach the top of the snowy expanse you’ll see an array of pristine mountains all around you as you continue on your journey through this spectacular white tundra landscape. You will then reach the entrance to the ice tunnels. Your guide will tell you to put your crampons on before guiding you into the awe-inspiring blue and white ice cave inside the icecap. For an hour, you will follow your experienced guide as they tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they are changing and how these incredible tunnels were created. Be sure to come prepared with your questions - your knowledgable guide will be more than happy to answer. Iceland is the only place in the world where such impressive passages into the ice have been built for the purpose of welcoming visitors. While natural ice caves do form on the lower parts of other glaciers during winter, they are notoriously unreliable due to flooding, and often too unstable to enter. Conversely, the ice tunnel in Langjökull is open year-round, and accessible in all but the most tumultuous of weather conditions.  The tunnel is well lit throughout, and the ground is relatively even, so this tour is more than doable for anyone comfortable on their feet for an hour or so. Whether young or old, fit or unfit, the Langjökull ice tunnel is sure to blow you away. Exploring the passages and taking some well-earned snaps of the varying colours in the ice makes the visit a breathtaking experience. Once you have enjoyed the incredible beauty here, you will jump back in your vehicle for a return journey to Húsafell centre. Again, make sure to keep your camera poised for the dramatic scenery all around you on your descent. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Buckle up for a fascinating and magnificent ice tunnel experience. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure now.
4.8
53 reviews

Duration
2,5 hours
Available
Jun. - Mar.
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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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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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Ice Tunnel Day Tour from Reykjavik

Hop aboard this super-jeep tour to the incredible tunnels carved into Langjökull glacier. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the inside of an ice-cap, and should not be missed by anyone seeking a unique and fascinating experience that can only be found in Iceland. You will be picked up from your Reykjavík guesthouse or hotel in the morning in a bus, and take a scenic drive over to Langjökull. You will journey through Húsafell, to admire the geothermal beauty of the area, with its many hot springs, glacial rivers, and dramatic ravines, and make a stop at the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfall.  Once you are close to the glacier, you will leave the bus that picked you up and hop into a massive super-jeep, perfectly designed for driving the steep, icy slopes of the glacier. This vehicle will take you all the way up to the opening of the ice tunnels.  As soon as you enter the world inside the ancient glacier, you will be mesmerised by its beauty. The translucent white and blue walls that surround you are marvellous to behold, as are the many chambers created for your admiration. A journey such as this can usually only be taken by scientists and glacier experts, making the experience even more exciting. There are several hundred metres of tunnels to explore within Langjökull. As you travel, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about Iceland’s glaciers, how they formed, and the threats they face. With these threats ever-increasing, you will no doubt be incredibly grateful that you could take this opportunity while it still exists. After this awe-inspiring excursion, you will return to the Super Jeep. This will take you on the bumpy but beautiful drive down the glacier, back to your bus so that you can make the return journey back to Reykjavík. Regardless of whether it is summer or winter, your camera will no doubt be packed full of photos, and your head swimming with the memories of this unique and incredible tour. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore the insides of a fascinating glacier. This tour truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
28 reviews

Duration
10 hours
Available
Jun. - Dec.
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The Secret Ice Cave | Departure from Vik

Come along and experience the extraordinary beauty of an authentic Ice Cave with this super jeep tour to the 'Secret Ice Cave' in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Those travelling the South Coast and want to add a once-in-a-lifetime trip to their winter holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by.  You'll meet your guide in the picturesque village of Vík, where you'll step inside a large vehicle known as a super jeep and begin your tour with a 30-minute drive through the barren wasteland of Mýrdalssandur desert. You'll travel along an old dirt track only accessible with the heavily modified super jeep which is specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. Your local guide has years of experience in the Icelandic nature and can tell you everything you need to know about the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the volcano Katla, and their surroundings, as well as fascinating stories from the nearby area while you enjoy the impressive views out the car's window. Journeying inside the cave, known locally as 'The Secret Ice Cave', you will have the chance to see the beautifully coloured layers of the high ice walls that make up the cave, and see first hand how centuries of glacial water trickling through the 800-year-old ice can carve such a spectacular cavern.  The scene is spectacular. You will see the fresh water dripping all around, and feel the cold and crisp mountain air in your lungs. Surrounding you is nothing but the white, untouched glacier, blackened at places from past volcanic eruptions. Don't miss out on witnessing the magical world inside an ice cave. Book now to experience this one of a kind tour accompanied by a local guide! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
Oct. - Apr.
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Ice Cave Adventure | Blue Ice Caving from Jokulsarlon

Come along on an adventurous trip, off the beaten path, to experience the forces of Icelandic nature. This tour is for anyone who would like to explore the little-seen phenomenon of a naturally formed ice cave or anyone who wants to feel the frosty air on their cheeks as they enjoy the wilderness of Iceland. The tour departs from the famous glacier lagoon every day at 9 AM and 2 PM, driving approximately 30 minutes off-road to Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. You'll see the best of Iceland on the scenic drive through the Highlands and, once you get yourself to Jökulsárlón on the South Coast, your guides will take care of the driving. After a short hike through Vatnajökull National Park from the parking area to the cave, your guides will provide you with the right equipment and take you into the magical blue caves. Your guides are professional, experienced and know the caves inside out, so you are in safe hands. The search for the ice caves each year is an odyssey in itself. It begins in the summer when huge quantities of water have melted from the glacier, running underneath it and forming the shapes of the walls and roof. When the weather turns cold again, these places freeze, and pure glacial water continues to pour down. Eventually, what's left behind is a cavern of wonders, always unique and unexpected, carefully examined by the guides so that it is safe to enter. Don't miss your chance to see this! You'll have 45 minutes or so inside the cave to take pictures, admire the deep blue ice and investigate the ice formations in the cave before you jump into a Super Jeep and return to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The ice caves are a rare and hugely popular part of winter in Iceland, so reserve your spot now as to not miss out. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
45 reviews

Duration
3 hours
Available
All year
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside.  Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content.  There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few! Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people. So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
30 reviews

Duration
12 days
Available
Aug. - Apr.
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One Day South Coast and Katla Ice Cave Tour from Reykjavik

Explore the magical world of an ice cave on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Starting in the capital city, this tour takes you to the glacier Mýrdalsjökull, which sits over one of the largest and most infamous volcanoes in Iceland, Katla. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the morning and whisked away to the South Coast of Iceland. You’ll travel in a small vehicle which means that this tour will always be comfortable and personalized, and you won’t be overwhelmed by other guests. The drive to Katla takes a few hours but goes along Iceland's very scenic South Coast. This region is famed for its rolling countryside, volcanic peaks, black sand coastline, and iconic waterfalls. After a couple of quick stop in the little towns of Hvolsvöllur and Vík, you will head on towards Mýrdalsjökull for your ice caving experience. The vehicle you will take to the glacier is an excellent super jeep, perfect for the icy, gravel tracks that lead to the cave. Please note that we are the only local ice cave tour operator based in Vík. Once you reach Mýrdalsjökull, you put your helmet on, strap crampons over your boots, and head over to the ice caves and our plan is always to visit 2 ice caves on this tour. These incredible formations are created by both running meltwater which carves a channel through the glacier, as well as geothermal heat beneath the ice which opens a path into it. Ice caves are renowned for their unreal beauty and rarity, so the opportunity to explore one is incredible. The contrast of the surrounding black lava and ash frozen in the glacier, against the blue and white ice, is breathtaking and will provide some incredible photo opportunities. Once you have explored the cave and hiked on the glacier enough to fully appreciate its beauty, you will board the vehicle again and make your way to Reykjavík. However, the adventure is not over as you will stop at two incredible waterfalls on your way back. First, you’ll check out the thundering Skógafoss waterfall where you can marvel at the power of this towering waterfall and learn all about the legend of the secret treasure that it hides. Then it is time to visit Seljalandsfoss, a stunning waterfall, plummeting off a concave cliff into a little stream that runs through grassy fields. There is a path that takes you all the way around the falling water, for some incredible, unique views. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla volcano, and the stunning ice caves. Hop on board for the adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
18 reviews

Duration
12 hours
Available
All year
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6 Day Northern Lights Hunting Trip | From Reykjavik to the Ice Cave

Explore the wonders of Iceland in winter and hunt the Northern Lights with this 6-day package. Visit the most sought-after sites in Iceland: bathe in the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, explore the world-famous Golden Circle, and journey through Iceland's stunning South Coast. Your trip will be enhanced even further by the once in a lifetime experience of exploring the stunning blue ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. Travelling in the country couldn't be more comfortable with this winter package. All accommodations, transportation and guided visits to some of Iceland's most beautiful attractions will be managed for you, allowing you to travel with ease and comfort. Let us take care of the details while you focus on making fantastic memories exploring Iceland's incredible landscapes and hunting the incredible Aurora Borealis.   With this package, you'll get to explore the famed attractions of the Golden Circle, travel Iceland's famous South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and enter a winter wonderland inside an authentic ice cave. You will also get to hunt for the stunning Northern Lights every evening after dark in search of this beautiful natural phenomenon. You'll visit the famous Blue Lagoon to soak in the geothermal waters amid a volcanic landscape.  Why not embrace more adventure to your trip by adding a mixture of incredible experiences. For instance, take a ride on an Icelandic horse in the rugged terrains, snorkel in the rift between two continents at Þingvellir National Park, snowmobile through the white snowy expanse of Langjökull glacier, watch the whales breach off the shores of Reykjavík or spend a day exploring the beautiful wild landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.   Discover the wonders of Iceland in the wintertime with this fantastic 6-day tour, taking every chance to stand in awe under the Northern Lights! Check booking availability now by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.7
166 reviews

Duration
6 days
Available
Oct. - Mar.
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6 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Jokulsarlon, Ice Cave & Diamond Beach

Join this 6-day winter self drive tour around some of the best spots in Iceland. Explore the wonders of Iceland’s spectacular South Coast as well as the famous sites of the Golden Circle. This is the perfect tour for those who want the best possible value rental car to experience Iceland’s magical South Coast during winter. You’ll start your 6-day adventure by exploring the stunning Golden Circle. Here you’ll visit Þingvellir National Park, the Geyser geothermal area and the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss.  Next, you’ll head on through Iceland’s richly diverse South Coast towards the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Watch the magnificent blue icebergs float out to sea from the lagoon and make sure to check out the Diamond Beach where many of these icebergs wash up on shore in this otherworldly paradise. Remember, as you'll be driving yourself, you can enjoy each location in your own way and in your own time. Make your trip extra special by booking an optional tour in a mesmerising blue ice cave in Southeast Iceland which is open between November to March. This is a rare and unique experience, as the caves are only available for a few months per year. Each cave is investigated by specialists to ensure safe passage through the crystalline wonders inside, from beautiful frost-licked rock formations to entire walls of deep sapphire blue ice. You can also take a stroll on the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, admiring the black basalt cliffs, and the towers standing offshore against the endless waves. Find your favourite waterfall, as you'll get to stand next to some of Iceland's most impressive ones, particularly Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. In the evenings, keep your eyes peeled to the northern skies for a stunning display of the Northern Lights. Ever unpredictable, in the dark of winter the wondrous Aurora Borealis frequently dances in ribbons of green, pink, white, blue, purple and sometimes even red over Icelandic skies. Make the most of every evening and hunt for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We know you're looking forward to these elements of Iceland's unique environment, like the ice caves and Northern Lights. We want to make sure that you see the most popular attractions some off-the-beaten-track spots where you can witness some of Iceland’s hidden gems away from the crowds. It's all included in the custom-made itinerary you'll receive with your tour package.  Don’t miss this 6-day self drive tour of the most popular locations on Iceland’s South Coast, along with a few special surprises! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure today.
4.7
67 reviews

Duration
6 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the very best of Iceland’s snowy landscapes with this 5-day winter self drive tour. Relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Golden Circle and drive the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you can visit an authentic ice cave. This tour is perfect for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene at their own pace. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of Iceland’s best attractions and some best-kept secrets you can experience away from the crowds. You are behind the wheel, so you can decide what sights you visit and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place or precise schedules you have to follow, so you can take your time at each location. For instance, you could spend extra time capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the powerful ocean waves crash upon the shore at Reynisfjara black sand beach. Your only set destinations are your accommodations each night, which have been arranged for you before the journey begins to ensure you get plenty of rest at the best locations for the next day of adventure.  If you want to enhance your holiday even further with an extra experience or two, you can add on tours during the booking process. These include riding around the wondrous rugged terrains on the famous Icelandic horse or snorkelling in the crystal-clear glacial water of the Silfra fissure between 2 continents. You will also have the option of adding a snowmobiling tour on top of one of Iceland’s mighty glaciers, visiting two otherwordly ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal azure waters of the Blue Lagoon in the midst of a volcanic landscape. Each night you can take the chance to spot the spectacular Northern Lights dance across Iceland’s wintry landscapes. Be sure to avoid areas of light pollution, such as downtown Reykjavik, and steer clear of overly cloudy locations to give yourself the best chance of spotting the beautiful Aurora Borealis. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature in the winter with this 5-day self drive tour. Visit the country’s most iconic attractions as the Northern Lights dance in the sky above. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland winter adventure today.
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5 days
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Sep. - Apr.
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity. The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads. Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, and the Blue Lagoon can easily be added. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier. You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace. Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.   Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater. Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
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28 reviews

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10 days
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Aug. - Apr.
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8 days
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Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter in Depth Self Drive | Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Join this 10-day self-drive tour to experience the greatest sites of Iceland within a winter wonderland. This trip is perfect for those who wish to see the country on their own terms, without having to rush past unique and incredible places in a hurry to get to the next site. The itinerary is carefully crafted by local travel experts to take into account the winter conditions and the daylight hours, so you can embark on your journey without a care in the world. Over ten days, you can expect to visit the Blue Lagoon, the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the three famous sites of the Golden Circle, the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This trip is leisurely paced, giving you plenty of time to give each place the appreciation it deserves, as well as hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Arranged to travel over one of the most scenic routes in the country, this self-drive is structured to give you ample time at each location, so you will have the Icelandic winter at your fingertips and have plenty of time to take in the iconic locations you will visit. The personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking will also guide you to the country's hidden gems, where you can escape the crowds and connect with the incredible nature. The uniqueness of your holiday is elevated further by the tours that you can add onto many of the days. No matter your passion, you are likely to find an activity suited to you, be it snorkelling, caving, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and, if you come between November and March, exploring an ice cave. So book this incredible winter self-drive and experience Iceland with complete freedom. Check availability by choosing a date.
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29 reviews

Duration
10 days
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Sep. - Apr.
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2 Day South Coast Tour | Blue Ice Cave, Jokulsarlon, Black Beach & Waterfalls

Join this two-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland to discover glaciers, lava fields, volcanoes, rivers and cascading waterfalls, as well as the unique and naturally formed Blue Ice Cave. This excursion is for anyone looking to experience the vast wonders of Iceland in only two days.  Your adventure begins with a pickup from Reykjavík City on the morning of your first day, after which you will pay a visit to two of the country’s most famous and remarkable waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Then, you will be treated to nearby waterfalls of equal beauty; Gljúfrabúi, Kvernufoss and Írafoss, which are hidden gems of the area that many people miss out on experiencing. The black pebble beach Reynisfjara and its stunning sea stacks Reynisdrangar will complete this exciting first day of the tour. After a good night’s rest, your adventure continues, as you visit the otherworldly nature reserve Skaftafell and take a walk along the Diamond Beach. The beach consists of black velvet sands dotted with glistening icebergs that are making their way from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean.  The glacier lagoon counts as one of Iceland’s primary attractions, where you can gaze at the huge chunks of ice floating in the azure waters—you might even spot the resident seals that are often curious enough to greet visitors.  Then it’s time for the highlight of the tour; to visit a natural ice cave within Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland’s largest ice cap. To visit one of these caves is a rarity and a privilege, as they are hunted down by experts each fall and fill with meltwater each spring. Since this is the winter season, there is a good chance the Northern Lights might grace you with their presence each night of your adventure.  This tour is in high demand and of limited availability. Book now if you want to experience the nature of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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195 reviews

Duration
2 days
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Nov. - Mar.
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5 Day Winter Package | The Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

Start an adventure with a 5-day journey in Iceland. Visit the Golden Circle, South Coast, Blue Lagoon and an authentic Ice Cave with this all-encompassing winter package. Your five days will be full of Icelandic culture, history and the unforgettable, snowy landscapes that make Iceland the perfect winter destination. Those wanting to travel with ease and comfort to Iceland's best sights should not miss this winter package. This trip includes all your accommodation, transportation, and visits to incredible natural attractions with a knowledgeable guide. You only need to show up and get ready to have the time of your life in Iceland. With this winter package, you'll not only get to relax in the Blue Lagoon Spa and visit the famous Golden Circle, but you'll also journey down to the South Coast, as far as Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Vatnajökull National Park where you'll visit an incredibly rare and natural blue ice cave.  You’ll explore the otherworldly blue ice cave by driving onto Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. Your guide will then take you inside, where you can discover every crevice of the ice cave which will change each year with the movement of the glacier. It’s one of the most stunning natural wonders of Iceland. You'll also get to hunt for the beautiful Aurora Borealis with a complimentary Northern Lights tour where you'll be either driven to the Icelandic countryside or sail out to the ocean in search of the dancing lights. And if you'd like to add more adventures to this action-packed winter journey, you can opt for tours where you'll snowmobile on a glacier, snorkel between continents or ride around Iceland's wild rugged terrains on an Icelandic horse. Don't hesitate. Reserve this all-in-one winter package now! Discover the stunning Icelandic landscape while the elusive Northern Lights dance in the sky above you.  Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
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295 reviews

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5 days
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Oct. - Mar.
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3 hours
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Nov. - Apr.
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Crystal Blue Ice Cave | Super Jeep from Jokulsarlon

Hop on our Super Jeep to experience one of Iceland's rarest natural phenomenon and most popular winter activity: a Blue Ice Cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This tour is for anyone who would like to explore the naturally formed blue ice cave in the wilderness of Europe's largest glacier located in famous Southern Iceland. The tour departs from the famous glacier lagoon every day. After you have been picked up, you'll drive around 30 minutes up on a glacier outlet of Vatnajökull. Don't worry, the road will be bumpy, but your experienced guide will take care of the driving in these rough conditions. Once you arrive, you'll take a short walk from the parking area to the cave itself. You'll receive all the necessary equipment and be accompanied by an experienced glacier guide into the mysterious blue cave.  You'll get to stay inside for around 45 minutes while you learn absolutely everything there is to know about this natural wonder. Make sure you take pictures to take home to your friends and family. The deep blue of the glacial ice and the stunning formations are something to be never forgotten. You'll have the change to take that one picture you'll frame and make memories you'll cherish forever. The return will be again on the same bumpy road, but now you'll be a different person after having experienced this wonderful gift of the Icelandic nature. Natural Blue Ice Caves are only formed when the winter begins, and the temperature goes down. They are incredibly dynamic and also change in colours, shades, shapes, and textures over the season. So, every year they are different, and every minute they are changing. Blue ice caves are incredibly popular in the winter in Iceland, so save spot now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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3 hours
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Nov. - Mar.
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Discover a world hidden beneath Iceland’s landscapes on ice cave tours. Ice caves form beneath glaciers and can only be explored during specific times of the year. 

1. Are ice cave tours operational during Christmas time?

Ice cave tours beneath Vatnajokull run from October to March, including Christmas. Most operators provide services during Christmas.

2. Can I visit the ice caves in late October?

The ice caves in Mýrdalsjökull are open in October. Some tours under Vatnajökull are available at the same time, but most start operating in November when the weather is colder and the ice is more stable.

3. Is a glacier hike included in the ice cave tours?

Not in a standard ice caving tour. In several multi-day tours, combos and packages, however, you will have the chance to do both.

4. How much time will I spend inside the ice cave?

You will spend roughly 40-50 minutes inside the ice cave.

5. Will there be any daylight in the early entries to the ice caves in the middle of winter?

Yes, it takes a bit of time to reach the ice caves, and by the time you get there, the sun will be up.

6. How do the ice caves form?

Ice caves form when summer meltwater enters a glacier through its cracks and crevasses and erodes its way out.

7. Are ice caves safe to enter?

Ice caves are only entered when experienced glacier guides and experts agree that it is structurally sound. Never attempt to enter an ice cave without a local guide.

8. What clothes do I need to wear during an ice cave excursion?

Warm, waterproof gear and hiking shoes with ankle support.

9. Do I need glacier hiking equipment? If so will it be provided?

You will need a helmet and crampons, which will be provided.

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Iceland is often hailed as a land of stark contrasts, where you can explore the ethereal beauty of a glacier ice cave. 

Forged in fire and ice, Iceland is alive with primordial energy unlike anywhere else in the world. The geological and geothermal elements provide seductive sightseeing activities and visiting ice caves and ice tunnels is an activity which should not be overlooked while travelling in Iceland.

Iceland has many different caves, both well known and uncharted, but if you would like to visit a glacier ice cave, you are guaranteed an entirely one of a kind visit. Ice caves change from year to year, due to the movement of the glaciers and Iceland's ever-changing weather — and the unique character of each ice cave is an alluring call to adventure.

The incredible beauty to be admired inside the reaches of a glacier has a divine quality which, when combined with the geothermal power of Iceland, can make you feel like you are closer to earth’s beginnings.

11% of Iceland's landmass is covered with glaciers which means that an abundance of ice caves are found in the extremely thick glacial ice. These natural ice caves form when summer meltwater flows through the ice sheets, carving tunnels that can be explored during the colder months of winter. 

Most often, all light is absorbed in these icy vacuums, rendering the caves in brilliant blue ice colours that are unparalleled anywhere else. Some caves also have what looks like black ice, where volcanic ash has landed on the caves. This natural occurrence is truly magnificent to witness.Ice caves in the region of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier, were previously referred to as the Crystal Caves. The sheer size of these caves liken them to an icy citadel, its heavenly blues and enchanting coolness evoking a real sense of awe. You will want to take a camera, but nothing can prepare you for the subject.

Most day tours which involve visiting a glacier cave in Iceland involve taking a super jeep up onto the glacier. There you will be fitted with crampons (studs which fit over your boots) and be invited to take a short glacier hike (less than 5 minutes) into the cave.

Ice cave tours in Iceland can be taken at several places throughout the island. The best ice cave tours in Iceland take place at Vatnajokull glacier in Skaftafell National Park. Closer to Reykjavik, and extremely close to Vik, the ice caves in Myradsjokull glacier are popular among travellers. The meeting point for this day tour is at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, from where you embark on the super jeep journey.

There are also tours of man-made ice tunnels which have been created in the Langjokull glacier. Some tours are available year-round and those in this area are ideal for those traversing the golden circle. Nearby Gullfoss waterfall is a popular stop on guided tours.

No-one should ever attempt going into an ice cave or tunnel without a guide, no matter how experienced they are, and with no end to guided ice cave tours, you have no reason to try.

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