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Blue Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull

Duration

3 hours

Availability

Oct – Mar

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Meet on Location

Min. age

10 years

Region

South

Experience the stunning beauty of an ice cave. With a local guide, you’ll explore hidden spaces on a glacier hike near Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

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.
  • This tour offers you great photo opportunities.
  • We always go to the most interesting and stunning ice cave accessible at each time, to give you the most amazing experience available.
  • 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 transportation to the glacier edge
  • All the necessary equipment for the ice caving
  • Expert and certified local guides

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Glacier experience
  • Super Jeep experience
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Exploring a natural ice cave

Tour itinerary

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:

  • How far we need to drive, to access the perfect cave
  • How far we need to walk, to reach the cave (can sometimes be up to 1 km)
  • How complicated the cave is

Our period of operation can vary according to conditions. Sometimes we can kick off 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!

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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.

Meeting point:

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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. We reserve 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.

Medical conditions:

Please note that this tour may not be suitable for those with claustrophobia. 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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from

19.900 ISK

All prices are per person.

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