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My sister and I went on this tour as a surprise substitution for the crystal ice cave. We were so glad that we did! Our guide was Mira, and he made for an unforgettable experience! Safety of the group was the priority, and even though it was a first for both of us, we never felt in danger. The guides made sure that each small group was the only one in the cave at a time. Our guide was informative, friendly, helpful, and made for an incredible experience!
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It's not always safe to enter ice caves in spring or summer, the season when the ice begins to melt and glaciers move faster. Ice caves or part of them can collapse during that time. New caves are found in the beginning of autumn. The only exception to this is the Katla Ice Cave, which we can visit all year.
The color and transparency of the ice caves has everything to do with time, pressure, and secrecy. The weather and sun with its damaging ultra violet rays transforms the outer surface of glacial ice into whitish ice. As the glacier travels and winds ...)
The color and transparency of the ice caves has everything to do with time, pressure, and secrecy. The weather and sun with its damaging ultra violet rays transforms the outer surface of glacial ice into whitish ice.
As the glacier travels and winds its way down the slopes of mountain ridges, the air bubbles trapped in the ice are squeezed out, and the size of the ice crystals increases, making it clear. The real beauty of the centuries old compressed ice of a glacier lies underneath the damaged outer surface.
This intense blue color can be seen for example in ice caves and on floating icebergs that reveal their lower side when they have recently rolled over or split in two.
Your tour guide is a highly qualified mountain guide expert, and ice cave expert. It's in his hands to decide each time which cave is best to visit depending on weather conditions and other issues. New caves are searched for and discovered each autum...)
Your tour guide is a highly qualified mountain guide expert, and ice cave expert. It's in his hands to decide each time which cave is best to visit depending on weather conditions and other issues.
New caves are searched for and discovered each autumn, to be visited in the winter. They are normally found in various different locations on the south side of glacier Vatnajokull and its outlets.
Sometimes the caves are very special, sometimes not as special, but become very special in the right light and conditions. Some caves we find are very stable and we can go in there in any weather, but others are less safe and we might not even go there at all, even if they are very beautiful.
Some of the caves are only accessible in temperatures below zero, such as when there is water on the ground that needs to be frozen all over in order for us to walk into the cave.
We’ll collect you at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, which is around a 5 hours’ drive from Reykjavik. We do not offer pick-up from Reykjavik on this tour. We will drop you back in the same place that we collected you from, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. We...)
Ice caves are located inside glaciers and are usually well below freezing. We strongly recommend wearing warm and water-resistant clothing, along with sturdy hiking shoes. A helmet is required for the tour (provided by us), thus we recommend that yo...)
We recommend that you arrange accommodation somewhere close to Vatnajökull, because the road conditions in Iceland can be unpredictable during the winter in Iceland. It will take you around 5 hours to drive back to Reykjavik, but the roads might be ...)
Reviewed on April 02, 2019 by Chris & Lee From our post-trip system
We would like to give our tour guide a 2 thumbs up review He was very professional during our tour keeping both Safety and efficiency in mind he was very patient with the children that we had on the tour and took his time explaining and transporting us from location to location. Tryggvi Our tour guide is the guide we had. Excellent trip so far.
Reviewed on April 01, 2019 by Patrick Richardson From our post-trip system
We really enjoyed our ice cave tour. It was a great experience! Our 8 year old daughter came along. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was always checking to see how our daughter was doing. Our daughter loved every minute of it. We would do it again in a heartbeat.
Crystal ice cave tour
Reviewed on March 28, 2019 by Chan From our post-trip system
Our guide thalesmars was entertaining . Even stopped by a mini ice formation for us to take pictures . The cave was impressive and he took pretty good pictures for us as well .
Reviewed on March 17, 2019 by Lexii Grant From our post-trip system
I love that we got factual history on the glacier, the tour guide made sure we were safe and the beauty and adventure of the entire event was amazing! I would highly recommend touring
Reviewed on February 21, 2019 by Ryan Clarke From our post-trip system
Absolute fantastic time visiting vatnajokull ice caves with this tour. Tour guide Daniel was the absolute best !!!! Very informative, fun and made tour even better.
Cristal ice cave
Reviewed on February 17, 2019 by Elena Baldini From our post-trip system
Our tour guide Jennifer was fantastic. A really great driver and the road in the snow to arrive to the cristal ice cave was amazing and really exciting. About the cave i was expected it would be bigger and more 'wow'. But we enjoyed the tour very much. It was a beautiful experience and the 4wd monsters truck we used was really good and confortable.
Great tour , great guide
Reviewed on February 11, 2019 by Susan Stone From our post-trip system
This was one of the highlights of our 8 days in Iceland. We felt that Our guide, Thor, went out of his way to give us the best possible experience. He also answered all of our questions about the local Icelandic culture.