Ice Caving Tour

Crystal Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | IS-AA0701

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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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
Available Nov - Apr
Duration 2-3 hours
Departs From Jokulsarlon
Difficulty Level Easy
Minimum age 6
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

19 990 ISK

Per Adult

  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
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What's Included

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

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About tour / Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.

Information

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

Reviews

5
Based on 9 reviews

Crystal Ice Cave & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

1- of 9 reviews

Fantastic experience!

Reviewed 10/04/2019 by ARON HILL

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

Amazing experience

Reviewed 02/04/2019 by Kwanho Roh

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!

Excellent Tour

Reviewed 02/04/2019 by Chris & Lee

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 01/04/2019 by Patrick Richardson

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 28/03/2019 by Chan

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 17/03/2019 by Lexii Grant

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

Fantastic

Reviewed 21/02/2019 by Ryan Clarke

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 17/02/2019 by Elena Baldini

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 11/02/2019 by Susan Stone

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.

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund