Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Discovery Group Tour


Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Discovery Group Tour

Activity provider: Local Guide of Vatnajokull

From US$ 234 per person

Venture to the ice caves of Vatnajökull Glacier Iceland on this group tour. See the colors of the ice caves and go on an adventurous glacier hike with an expert local guide ensuring you are safe.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Admire the stunning colors and shapes in an Icelandic ice cave
  • Explore the splendid features of an Icelandic glacier
  • Relax in a comfortable jeep transfer
Full description

Meet at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, from where you kick-start your ice cave journey to Iceland's biggest glacier: Vatnajökull. Travel by jeep to get up close to this massive glacier. Make your way through glacial moraines, gravel, and glacial ice.

Experience all the beautiful glacial features of different ice caves. Follow your expert guide into the cave and take in the surreal soft blue and glistening ice in the cave. Snap plenty of photos of this other-worldly environment. Get the best adventure possible on the glacier with a local guide who understands the ever-changing nature of the caves, and can fine tune the tour to suit the needs of the day. Know that your guide has scouted for the most picturesque caves.

Bask in the splendor of caves ranging from 30-100 meters in length. Visit a spot that changes each season. Hike this natural wonder for 2-3 hours.

  • A 6 to 7-hour adventure on the glacier
  • A local AIMG certified glacier guide
  • Jeep transfer from Jökulsárlón to the base of the Vatnajökull glacier
  • Carbon neutral tour
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and look for a black truck labelled 'Local Guide' of Vatnajökull on the east side of the parking lot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Other groups might be in the same location and people often think ice caves are much bigger than they are in reality.
  • This tour is weather dependent. Sometimes tours are cancelled with short notice due to weather conditions or other safety concerns, as after periods of adverse weather, the caves can become flooded or unsafe to enter. If this happens, an alternative such as a glacier hike will be offered. However, if this is not suitable for you, a full refund or a rescheduled date for your tour will be offered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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A fantastic experience. Our guide Ásgeir was very helpful in answering any questions and curiosities, he took us all the way into the narrowest tunnels of the second "Ice cave" (more a canyon than a cave), beautiful. Ásgeir also offered to take us some wonderful photos in the ice several times, and the 6-hour excursion flew by. In general we took 30 minutes by jeep to get to the foot of the glacier, visited two different ice caves and walked on the glacier for a while. We finally got off the glacier from a different area and walked back to the parking lot where the jeep was waiting for us to take us back to base. Helmet, harness and crampons were provided along with cramponable boots in case your own shoes weren't.

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March 16, 2023

It was a great experience to go inside an ice cave and walk on a glacier. The narrow ice cave was like an adventure. It was a lot of fun! I want to come again! Thank you for our tour guide Merry!

December 4, 2022

Best day of the trip

February 14, 2022

Product ID: 406480