In the fall each year, we start looking for good ice caves for the winter tours. Normally we find several different caves, on the south side of Vatnajokull glacier; some are very stable, but others are less safe or even dangerous to enter, even though they are very beautiful.
Some of the caves are only accessible in below zero conditions, so we will choose each day which ice cave will best suit the tour. This depends on the time of winter, time of day, weather and other conditions at the time.
We always go to the most interesting and stunning ice cave accessible at each time, to give you the most amazing experience available.
Duration of the trip depends on a few things:
Our period of operation can vary according to conditions. Sometimes we can kick of the season early or make it last longer. But sometimes we need to delay the season, or cut it short, due to unfavorable conditions. We will make sure to keep you posted, if this affects your booking in any way!
Take your ice cave adventure to the next level on the more challenging version of the tour (left below). Travelling to Iceland during summer? Check out Into the glacier (right below).
Duration: 2-4 hours
Operation: early nov – mid march
Meeting time: 15 minutes before departure time
Meeting place: Local Guide HQ; Fagurhólsmýri (see directions by booking engine)
Included: Transportation to the glacier edge, fully guided ice cave tour, all necessary safety equipment, small group size
Not included: Transportation from Reykjavík, hotel transfers
Bring with you: Good boots or hiking shoes (you can rent them with us if yours are not suitable), warm outdoor clothing, waterproof outer layer
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your ice cave tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
Age limit is 13 years.
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for adventure and don’t forget your camera!
We are located 350 km (4 1/2 hour drive in summer) east of Reykjavík, via road 1. Please note that in icy winter conditions the travel time can be much longer. We recommend that you stay in a hotel or guesthouse in southeast Iceland the night before the trip.
Local Guide HQ in Fagurhólsmýri (N1 fuel automat at the same location)
1/2 hour east of Skaftafell and 1/2 hour west Jökulsárlón in southeast Iceland.
GPS: N63° 52.865 W16° 38.780 (WGS84, Degree-Minutes.Minutes) or 63.881083 -16.646333 (WGS84, Hd .d°)
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