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We’ll collect you from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in a super jeep and drive off-road to the edge of a glacier for some stunning views over the surrounding area. The last part of the journey will be on foot, so we’ll gear up and make the short hike to the Crystal Cave. From there we’ll begin our descent into the heart of the glacier and the wondrous ice cave that is hidden within its depths.
We’ll spend some time in this subterranean natural wonder – seeing the sunlight pouring through the densely packed ice. You’ll be able to admire a varied spectrum of colors that glint in the cave. As the pressure of the glacier bears down on the ice, the oxygen in the ice is trapped and compressed, resulting in various shades of sapphire blue and brilliant white.
Your friendly guide will tell you all about how these majestic structures are created and how they evolve and change each winter. We strongly recommend bringing a camera to capture all the magical views. If you want to see a mesmerizing ice cave hidden in the heart of a glacier, then this is the perfect tour for you.
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....)
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...)
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 b...)
Reviewed on April 10, 2019 by ARON HILL From our post-trip system
On April 3rd we took the Ice Cave tour with Arctic Adventures. Willie was our tour guide. We had an amazing experience, the weather held and it was pure sun, NO wind and 32 degrees on the glacier, perfect! I was lucky enough to have the front seat on our tour and Willie is a great guy! He was quick with a response to my questions about the glacier and the Chevy Kodiak we drove up onto the ice and shared some insight into his experiences over the years giving tours. Upon return to the lagoon the wind picked up, the clouds rolled in and it started to rain and snow, the timing was perfect. We absolutely recommend Arctic Adventures for a great tour. The communication via email leading up to the day of the tour was terrific with timely updates regarding any potential cancellations due to the weather. Once we arrived at the Lagoon check in was quick, we were directed to our guide and provided ice cleats for our boots. A brief safety review, and we were off to see ice so blue it was surreal! We made the trip down and back from Reykjavik in one day which made for a really long day but despite the marathon car ride the experience inside the glacier ice caves was a definite highlight of our trip! Thank you, A Hill Minnesota, USA
Reviewed on April 02, 2019 by Kwanho Roh From our post-trip system
Walking inside the ice cave and on top of the glacier is absolutely a special experience. Arctic Adventures provides safe and fun tour. The guide was well prepared and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions. Bonus is that now I know of Icelandic rock band KALEO thanks to him!
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.