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Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier

Get to know the Vatnajökull glacier Blue Ice cave

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Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier tour information

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Next to the cafeteria at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon 20 minutes before the selected time


At the same meeting point 2,5 hours after the start of the tour


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. Explore every corner of the blue ice caves for 3 hours at the time that best suits you, at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m..

Discover what this unique experience will be like below:

Tour itinerary

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Difficulty: Very Easy

Meeting point at Jökulsárlón

We will meet our guide next to the cafeteria of the Jökulsárlón glacier. It will be easy to recognize him as he will be standing next to a 4x4 car, which will take us on this adventure. Once gathered, we will start our trip to the glacier. It is a bumpy ride, so it is necessary this type of vehicle to do it. The guide is an expert in the area and in this kind of trips, he will tell us everything we need to know about the zone as we go through it.

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Vatnajökull Glacier

Upon arrival at the caves, we 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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Ice caves

Before entering the caves, we will equip ourselves with helmet and crampons. Once ready, we 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, we will return to the vehicle that will take us back to the meeting point. There, we will say goodbye to our guide after this incredible adventure.

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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

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This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation 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.

What to bring to Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier

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

Where does the tour Ice Cave Vatnajökull Glacier start

From Reykjavík to Jökulsárlón is a 5-hour drive.

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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