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Blue Ice Cave Adventure

Duration

5-7 hours

Availability

Nov – Mar

Difficulty

Challenging

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

16 years

Region

South

Experience a unique ice cave in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe´s largest ice cap. This tour is suitable for those who want to visit a more isolated ice cave and more difficult to access. This tour offers you great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • This day tour includes a complimentary Super Jeep ride to the glacier
  • Be prepared for an awe-inspiring ice cave experience under the vast snowcap of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe´s largest ice cap.
  • We take you away from the crowds and off the beaten path where you can breathe in the fresh Icelandic air and to explore some unspoiled places.
  • This glacier adventure is suitable for those who want to visit a more isolated ice cave and more difficult to access.
  • This tour offers you an unforgettable small group experience and great photo opportunities.
  • Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most memorable experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Included

  • Super Jeep ride
  • Climbing helmet and a headlamp
  • Crampons, a walking harness and an ice axe to walk on the glacier
  • Lightweight rubber boots to be able to cross a small stream to go in the ice cave
  • Microspikes to walk on slippery rocky terrain
  • Small 22 l bag that can be put on the back to carry the rubber boots

Not included

  • Outdoor footwear and clothing
  • Food and drink

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Super Jeep experience
  • Öræfajökull volcano
  • Breiðamerkurjökull glacier
  • Exploring a natural ice cave
  • Guaranteed small group experience

Tour itinerary

In this tour, you will experience a unique natural ice cave in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. The tour is suitable for those who want to visit a more isolated ice cave and more difficult to access. This tour offers you great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. The level of this tour is hard

We visit one ice cave on this tour that we choose each day according to safety and weather. This cave is more difficult to access and therefore we offer it as a more quiet and personal tour for our participants, where we have only up to 8 persons in each group.

Our guides decide if it´s safe enough to do the tour according to weather and safety conditions. If we cancel the tour due to weather or safety conditions it is refundable. The ice cave tour can take between 5 – 7 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón. The tour is guided by a specialist in glaciers and ice caves. Driving to the location can take 25 – 30 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take 45 – 90 minutes. We spend approximately 1 hour in the cave. You should have in mind that the walking on this tour is always in the pure Icelandic nature, on gravel, rough terrain and sometimes on a glacier.

Meeting point: Halli Country Hotel, Höfn

Please, be at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time.
Driving in Iceland in the wintertime can take much longer than during the summer. We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a tour.

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 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Pick up:

Please note that Activity Iceland offers pick-up service from authorized pickup points in the Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Booking:

Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:

At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Ice cave tours are weather dependent and they get canceled with short notice due to safety or weather reasons. After a heavy rain previous days before the tour, the cave sometimes gets full of water. It can also be too warm for us to enter the caves, the ice can be unstable and not safe to go under. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:

CLOTHING
Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn at all times. Glacier Adventure reserves the right to refuse participation if not correctly equipped since this will put the clients at risk. In case of refusal, the refund will not be possible. 

Feet
– Woolen socks
– Good waterproof hiking boots, high with good ankle support (can be rented from us)
Lower body
– Baselayer- wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Light and comfortable hiking trousers softshell for example (no jeans!)
– Wind and waterproof trousers
Upper body
– Full sleeve base layer wool or synthetic (no cotton!)
– Thin fleece or similar
– Thick warm fleece, or puffy jacket down or synthetic, or just a nice warm jacket.
– Wind and waterproof jacket.
Hands
– Gloves. It´s good to have two pairs.
Head
– Warm hat/beanie that might work under a helmet.
Note: beanie’s with pompom are not recommended since the pompom does not go
under the helmet.
– Buff or balaclava or neck gaiter.
– Sunglasses

Backpack
– Backpack 28-40 L, that can room your equipment, camera food and drink for the day
and so on.

Food
– Food for 6 hours tour
– 1-2 sandwiches depending on how much you need.
– 700 ml – 1 L of water or something else you like to drink (non-alcoholic).
– Some energy-rich and light food like 2-3 chocolate bars or something similar.

Medical conditions:

Please note that this tour may not be suitable for those with claustrophobia. For this tour, the participants should be in good hiking condition. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Payment and cancelation:

Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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29.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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