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Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier

Iceland, Iceland

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Spend time in an ice cave and get up close to the blazing blue formations inside Vatnajökull (Vatna Glacier). Trek with an expert guide across the ice cap of Iceland’s most voluminous glacier — and Europe’s largest. Bring your camera for plenty of photo ops of what will unquestionably be an unforgettable experience. Numbers are limited on this tour to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Ice caving tour on Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier
  • Let a guide lead you across the ice cap and into an ice cave
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Departure Point

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in Hólmur for the 5-mile (9-km) drive to Vatnajökull National Park. Upon reaching the base of Fláajökull, snap on your provided helmet and crampons and follow your expert guide across Iceland’s glaciated landscape that connects with Vatnajökull’s stunning ice cave.

This small-group hike takes roughly an hour with an approximate 524 feet (160 meters) of elevation gain. Along the way, hear informative commentary on the glacier’s geological history and its development during the last century.

Once inside the ice cave you’ll have 30 to 40 minutes to spend, so don’t forget your camera! Afterward, you're driven back to Hólmur.
Stop At:  
Vatnajokull Glacier
The tour can take 2.5 to 5 hours depending on location and weather. All the ice caves are naturally made so it is nature that decides how they are shaped and where they are located. Safety is our priority. We always choose the best Ice cave for every trip, the drive and the walk to the ice cave can therefore be different between days.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Glacier Trips
Glacier Trips offers this amazing opportunity to experience an ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull. If you want to capture/photograph the blue crystal colors of the ice, this is a tour that we recommend for you.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glacier Trips

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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This tour was well worth it! I would...
Ken B
, Jan 2018
This tour was well worth it! I would highly recommend.
The guide Raki? was great!!! Dont...
Ric S
, Mar 2017
The guide Raki? was great!!! Dont let my avg rating take away from his efforts. He was informative, funny and really seemed to love what he does. The rating is based on Crystal Cave. Having done a similar tour on a different glacier 2 years back, Crystal Cave itself was the let down. To begin...Its just a really small cave. One narrow tiny tube that terminates in a puddle. the last Iceland ice cave I visited was tall and filled with the bluest ceilings and walls I could imagine. Pillars of clear blue ice. Crystal ceiling for half the cave. Add in that way too many companies have crammed way too many people into this small space and it was far less enjoyable than I had hoped. Maybe, if this were the only experience I had I would be more impressed. But, knowing what I know....the cave was a disappointment. Kudos to the company and Raki for making it enjoyable....without that, I would consider it a total waste.
Great guide and breathtaking sights...
, Mar 2017
Great guide and breathtaking sights. Beyond my wildest imagination of what we would see.
Excellent tour - very exiting and a...
, Mar 2017
Excellent tour - very exiting and a must do during your visit in Iceland. Being taken inside a real ice cave from the biggest Iceberg in Europe is an amazing experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the information provided during the tour helped to appreciate it even more. I would do it again without a doubt.
The local tour guide was really...
Teresa C
, Jan 2017
The local tour guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. The experience was amazing. Very enjoyable trip.
Absolutely great!!! We met the tour...
, Dec 2016
Absolutely great!!! We met the tour guide at the glacier lagoon and from there about 20 minutes took their big 4x4 vehicle near the glacier. The guide gave us our helmets and shoe spikes and then we started the 30 minute hike up the glacier towards the ice cave. Once inside the cave they gave us plenty of time to look around and take pictures before coming back down. Overall the tour took between 2-2.5 hours. It is amazing and a must do if you are in Iceland. The guide was great, very knowledgeable and funny. The ice cave is awesome, it is surreal and the pictures look amazing. Very happy with the company and the tour.
Great! We loved the tour. We were...
Jack C
, Jan 2016
Great! We loved the tour. We were fortunate to be the only ones on this tour with 2 tour guides. They were prompt and informative. We enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend this tour company. Great pictures. Unbelievable. The local area is beautiful too. Spend a couple days there.

Product code: 15826P4

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