Ice Caving Tour

Crystal Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | IS-GG20

Delve into the heart of the glacier on this Ice Caving tour on Iceland’s South Coast

About Tour

Meet us on location at Jokulsarlon to explore one of the weird and wonderful ice caves hidden just below Iceland’s surface.


  • Naturally formed glacier ice cave
  • Vatnajokull - largest glacier in Europe
  • Super truck ride to the glacier
  • Jokulsarlon Ice Cave

Meet us at the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon for an incredible tour into a glimmering ice cave buried deep beneath the surface of a huge glacier. The crystal ice caves of Iceland are truly enchanting havens of dancing light and vivid colors. Iceland is one of the best places to see them and no trip to the land of fire and ice would be complete without seeing one of these remarkable natural wonders!

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Free Wifi
Availability Oct - Apr
Duration 2-3 hours
Departs From Jokulsarlon
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 6
Ratio 1:14
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


19 990
Per Adult

What's Included


  • Transfer to and from the Crystal Ice Cave
  • A Guided Visit to an Ice Cave
  • All Necessary Glacier Gear
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Headwear and gloves

Not Included

  • Lunch

Contact us for more Information about this tour

About tour / Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.


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. We don't provide transport back to Reykjavik on this tour.
  • 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 you wear a small hat that can fit underneath it.
  • The total tour length is between 2 and 3 hours.
  • 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 difficult in the Icelandic winter and it might take much longer.
  • We also offer more complete two/three-day tours which include the Crystal Ice Cave
  • Check-in is no later than 15 minutes before the tour starts.
  • We reserve the right to change the ice cave that will be visited, according to the weather conditions at the time.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the tour, if we feel that your safety is in jeopardy


Based on 7 reviews

Crystal Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

1- of 7 reviews

Excellent Tour

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.

Awesome experience!

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 .

Largest Glacier

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.

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