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Ice cave and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell

Walk along the Vatnajökull glacier to a blue ice cave

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  • Trevallers in Skaftafell
  • Skaftafell Landcape and travelers trekking
  • Blue ice cave entrance
  • Treveler entering the blue ice cave
  • Traveler inside blue ice cave
  • Skaftafell Landscape
  • Travellers trekking in Skaftafell
  • Cravasse of Vatnajökull Glacier
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1 day
Starts: From Skaftafell’s terminal meeting point (20 minutes before the start of the activity)
Ends: To the same meeting point in the terminal
Free cancellation!

Venture into an experience of Ice cave and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell. Discover the national park, a place with ice formations in constant change. Walk with crampons across the frozen landscape of Vatnajökull glacier until we reach a blue ice cave. A unique and breathtaking experience. Still have doubts? Keep on reading!

Tour details


  • Professional glacier guide
  • Small group (maximum 6 people)
  • Glacier equipment: boots + helmet + harness + ice axe + crampons

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Important information

Ice caves are a natural and changing phenomenon, every year new caves are formed in the glacier and others disappear. The cave in the photos may not be the one you visit during your trip, or it could have changed.

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 and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell

Duration: 4 hours

Difficulty: moderate

Meeting Point

This journey  starts in the Skaftafell Terminal, our meeting point. The guide will be waiting for us there with the rest of the group.  Tie your boots, get your glacier hiking gear and get ready to walk through ice because our Skaftafell glacier hike and ice cave adventure is about to start.

Start of Skaftafell trekking

Skaftafell trekking

Follow the guide through the ice of the Skaftafell National Park in winter and learn all about this glacier surrounded by mountains. We will explore the shafts, crevasses and deep cracks that the glacier has to offer. You will feel like you are on a frozen and unknown planet.

Travelers trekking in skaftafell

Blue Ice Cave in Iceland Skaftafell

And speaking of otherworldly places, be prepared to enter a sapphire blue ice cave in  Iceland. This dazzling ice formation will surprise you with its combination of colors. Blue, white and ashen black ice create a breathtaking experience.

After a long walk we will return to the terminal where our Ice cave and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell will come to an end.

Traveler inside a blue ice cave

What to bring to Ice cave and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots

Where does the tour Ice cave and Glacier Hike tour from Skaftafell start

From Reykjavík, it will take you 5 hours to reach Skaftafell. The roads along the route are in good condition. Once at the Skaftafell terminal (the meeting point), you can park your vehicle in the free car park and there are also toilets available.

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