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Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull

3 hours to walk on the Vatnajokull glacier and visit its ice caves

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1 day
Starts: Next to the cafeteria at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon 20 minutes before the selected time
Ends: At the same meeting point 2,5 hours after the start of the tour
Free cancellation!


Get ready to discover this wonder of Icelandic nature, the blue ice caves of the Vatnajökull glacier. With crampons on our feet, we will enter these ice caves that can only be visited during the winter and with temperatures below 0. Walk through every corner of the blue ice caves for 3 hours at the time that best suits you, at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm.

Find out what your experience will be during the Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull 👇

Tour details


  • Pick up in Jökulsárlón
  • Roundtrip transportation by 4x4 to the glacier
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Equipment needed for the cave: helmet + crampons

Not included

  • Transportation to Jökulsárlón

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull

🕗 Duration of tour: 3 hours
✅ Difficulty: Easy
👨‍👨‍👧‍👧Tamaño Group size: 12 + 1 guide

Meeting point in Jökulsárlón

You will meet your guide next to the cafeteria at the Jökulsárlón glacier. He will be easy to recognize as he will be standing next to a 4x4 car, which will take you on this adventure. Once gathered, your journey to the glacier will begin. This is a bumpy ride, that's why this type of vehicle is necessary to make it.

The guide is an expert in the area and in this kind of trips, he will tell you everything you need to know about the area while you cross it on board the 4x4.

sunrise 4x4 jokulsarlon

Vatnajökull Glacier

Upon arrival at the caves, you will take a 30-minute walk outside and learn a lot about the Vatnajökull Glacier.

👀 Did you know that Game of Thrones was filmed here?

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Vatnajökull Ice Caves

Before entering the caves, you will be equipped with a helmet and crampons. Once ready, you will be able to admire these incredible formations from the inside. These ice caves are a natural phenomenon that can only be seen in winter and have different formations and shades of blue.

The guide will decide which cave to visit based on weather conditions and safety.

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Return to Jökulsárlón

After touring the caves for about two hours, you will return to the vehicle that will take you back to the meeting point. There, you will say goodbye to your guide after this incredible adventure of walking on the Vatnajokull glacier and visiting its ice caves.

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What to bring to Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots (hard-soled with high ankle support)
  • Gloves
  • Hat

Where does the tour Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull start

The Ice Cave Tour Vatnajokull starts and ends at the Jokursalon Glacier Lagoon parking lot and you will have to travel there by car.

You can reach Jökulsárlón lagoon by car from Reykjavík. The trip is 375 km and the cost of gasoline is between 52 and 75 euros. It will take about 6 hours and it is very important that you take into account the weather conditions that day.

Questions & Answers

  • How many travelers are in the group?

    This is a small group tour, so there is a maximum of 12 travelers.
  • How do I know the exact meeting point?

    The meeting point is at the parking lot at Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon. In the booking confirmation you will be provided with all the details to find the meeting point easily.
  • What is the minimum age for the tour Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier?

    Travelers under 6 years old cannot do this excursion to Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier.

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