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Natural Crystal Blue Ice Cave Tour of Vatnajökull Glacier

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Natural Crystal Blue Ice Cave Tour of Vatnajökull Glacier

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Go on a memorable adventure on this guided trip to an ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park, and let your driver manage a Jeep ride from Jökulsárlón to the base of Vatnajökull. Once you arrive, you are given all the equipment you need—crampons and helmets—to walk on the glacier and enter the cave safely. Then, learn about the history of the caves and their seasonal changes, and be able to choose to explore the cave on your own or with a guide.
  • Vatnajökull glacier and ice cave tour
  • Explore the ice cave on your own or with a guide
  • Learn about the composition and history of the ice cave
  • Exploring equipment—crampons and helmets—are provided
  • Round-trip transport from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon included
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Driver and guide
Live commentary on board
Helmet and Crampons
Super Jeep tour
Natural Ice cave in Vatnajökull
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hiking shoes /Rainwear / Warm clothes / Gloves
Camera
Food and drinks
Jökulsárlón , Jökulsárlón, 781, Iceland

You will find the ticket sale for Ice Explorers just right next to the cafeteria at Jökulsárlón.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pick up starts 15 minutes before departure
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Dress code: waterproof and/or warm clothing; warm socks and hiking shoes or boots.
  • We do not recommend to drive all the way from Reykjavík (370km) the same day of the tour
  • Maximum capacity per car 15 people
  • Possibility of tour in other languages upon request (Spanish, Icelandic, Czech)
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Departs from Jökulsárlón
  • No hotel pick up/drop off
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ice Explorers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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  • "Driving in superjeep to get to the glacier, hiked about a mile to get to the cave, but once there it was worth it!" See review

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star-5
Cool and unique experience
Noelle_T
, Apr 2022
The jeep ride was a bumpy and fun experience. Afterwards, we did a nice 15 minute hike to the entrance of the glacier caves. The caves were beautiful.
star-5
Great experience!
Jonna_H
, Apr 2022
The caves were amazing! Our guide Damian was knowledgeable and made the whole experience a lot of fun for all. Would highly recommend!
star-5
Absolutely Incredible
Joy_R
, Mar 2022
This excursion was one of the highlights of our south coast trip. Damien was awesome! Always making sure we were staying safe and very informative about the glacier. The super jeep ride was cool and then we had an easy hike over rocky terrain to the cave. Inside the cave was amazing- no need to touch up photos, it actually looks like that! There were several other groups there but it was all well organized. Highly recommend!
star-5
AWESOME< once in a lifetime, worth the money
Stacey_P
, Mar 2022
It was all awesome, car park was easy enough to find and free to park. Free toilets there too. The jeep was awesome and we felt very safe, its about a 20 minute off-road jeep ride to the car park, on the way we saw wild reindeer! After that its about a 20-25 minute walk over pebbles/rocks/a rapid river over a bridge to the glacier and the ice cave entrance, we were given helmets and crampons to keep us safe. The guide had loads of info to share but did not overwhelm. Lots of time to safely explore the cave as a group and for those of you obsessed with insta etc etc the guide will have a light and knows alllll the best places for you to get the shot, but try to remember to have a look yourself not just through a camera/for insta. It is VERY beautiful and changes every year according to how the cave is formed. In would recommend this trip and this company for sure!
star-5
Amazing.
Adem_P
, Mar 2022
Great experience. It was a great tour. Beautiful place and a experience with I never forget. One of the highlights in Iceland.
star-5
Wonderful Tour!
Daniel_H
, Mar 2022
Great tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice, the meeting point was easy to find. Short ride in their off road vehicle and about a 25min walk to the glacier where the save is. Spectacular once you get inside and we had more than enough time to enjoy it all and take as many pictures as possible!
star-5
Amazing blue cave
Michelle_S
, Mar 2022
Great experience with our guide Atli. The cave was impressive and it was definitely the highlight of our trip in Iceland!
star-5
Great experience!
Kristine_I
, Mar 2022
Our tour was fantastic! The tour guide Atli was awesome, he was very knowledgeable about the glacier and ice cave. He was very friendly and offered to take pictures for everyone! To get to the cave, it’s about a 20 minute off road drive (and then a 20 min walk). As far as I could tell, Ice Explorers had the best vehicle for the drive. I would definitely recommend this tour for the ice cave!
star-5
It won’t be here forever
Keith_W
, Mar 2022
Unfortunately climate change means that opportunities will disappear over time and the experience even within a season can change. The colours are amazing though it doesn’t appear so from the outside.
star-4
It was an amazing site to...
Miesha_F
, Mar 2022
It was an amazing site to see. Walking towards the glacier was beautiful. Definitely recommend. The glacier will soon be gone in a year due to global warming. So hurry and go see
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
RChristine_H
, Mar 2022
This has been the highlight of our trip! Would highly recommend. Awesome guide and excellent company. Thanks
star-5
Great experience in the...
Alain_G
, Feb 2022
Great experience in the ice cave, great guide with funny stories, tour in super jeep is also fun!!!!
star-5
Awe-inspiring
Cherie_G
, Feb 2022
What a one of a kind experience! These natural caves have been carved from the glacier above you and have formed naturally dimpled surfaces. It left me with the strong impression of how vital the next decade is in the fight against climate change.
star-5
Majestic frozen landscape
Daniel_B
, Feb 2022
This was the most spectacular experience in a country that is full of extraordinary sights! Our tour guide, Atli was very accommodating and knowledgeable!
star-5
A must do from life's bucket list
Jasmine_G
, Feb 2022
Such a unique experience being underneath a glacier. Our tour guide was fantastic, friendly and very informative throughout.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was the most incredible experience in my life!!
Kara_W
, Feb 2022
This was the most incredible experience in my life!! Damien, our Tour Guide, was knowledgeable & really loved his job! It was well run & the views within the glacier, the blue caves, was just incredible. I'd seen photos, but until you see it yourself, with your own eyes, it's hard to comprehend the pure majestic beauty. Do yourself a favour & get on this tour - you won't be disappointed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Reindeer right by the...
Uta_L
, Feb 2022
Reindeer right by the street. Sea lions in the lagoon. Would have been nice if we could hace gone ontop of the glacier a bit too rather than just stand in the cave.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
10 out of 10 !
Fabrice_C
, Dec 2021
Would definitely recommend! Guides were invested and super nice. We went way further into the cave and spent more time on site than the other groups.
star-5
Amazing experience! Big thanks to Damien, our tour guide!
Princess_B
, Nov 2021
Our trip almost got cancelled due to the weather forecast but their team went to check and made sure it was safe for us to continue the tour. One thing I want to highlight is that they truly care for your safety, they offered refunds if you couldn't make the trip even if it wasn't cancelled. Damien, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made sure the group was comfortable and safe the entire time, oh and he takes great photos too! I highly recommend! :) Tip: definitely wear windproof and waterproof everything!
star-4
Ice Caves one of the best Iceland experiences.
Tanya_R
, Nov 2021
Awesome experience, the cave is beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. I recommend this if you want a great experience.

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