The hike takes place on Falljokull, an outlet glacier of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier which is Europe's largest ice cap. As we make our way to the ice cave, we will traverse the ever-evolving glacial landscapes, taking in the deep crevices and the incredible ice formations. Falljokull is known as one of the most beautiful outlet glaciers in Iceland. Its surface is wildly rugged and decorated with millions of sharp ice sculptures. Walking on this terrain is an absolutely surreal experience!
The ice cave we visit is selected based on actual conditions each time. We will spend about 1.5-2 hours on the ice, including the glacier hike and the ice cave exploration. This tour is suitable for individuals who are able to comfortably walk for 2 hours outdoors across easy but rough terrain. There is no special skill or experience needed for this tour.
Ice caves are particularly special: they are formed when the temperature drops each winter and then disappear when it gets warm again in the spring. Each year, new caves are formed at new locations and each time we select the best one that we visit o...)
Ice caves are particularly special: they are formed when the temperature drops each winter and then disappear when it gets warm again in the spring. Each year, new caves are formed at new locations and each time we select the best one that we visit on this tour. Even during the wintertime, the ice cave is constantly changing as the weather conditions change, making each visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Being inside the glacier is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life! Thanks to the special characteristics of glacial ice, these ice caves are incredibly blue and transparent. Words can’t describe just how amazing it is to see one in the real-life and being inside it.
We will spend some time in the ice cave exploring all the magic it has to offer: giving you ample opportunity to snap a few photos of this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. Then, we will hike back over the remarkable glacier: the perfect end to the perfect day.
This tour really is a once in a lifetime experience and the perfect choice for winter visitors to Iceland: so book today, you most definitely won’t regret it.
Arctic Adventures booking house in Skaftafell, located next to the Vatnajokull/Skaftafell Visitor Center)
Arctic Adventures booking house in Skaftafell, located next to the Vatnajokull/Skaftafell Visitor Center
Please note that due to limited daylight, our afternoon departures may be done partly in the dark during the darkest months of the year. However, you will be provided with torches and necessary gear to make it back to our booking center safely. Pleas...)
Please note that due to limited daylight, our afternoon departures may be done partly in the dark during the darkest months of the year. However, you will be provided with torches and necessary gear to make it back to our booking center safely.
Please keep in mind that ice caves are ever-changing natural phenomena that are often only accessible during winter when the temperature drops well below zero so the water from the rivers that run underneath the glacier freezes and leaves us with this amazing natural wonder to explore. Each year new caves are formed in different locations. We will visit one naturally formed ice cave during this tour and the cave we visit is chosen based on conditions and safety each time.
Put this on your bucket list!
Reviewed on March 30, 2018 by Scott Sexton From our post-trip system
When I signed up for this, I was a little concerned about the cost. Now that I've been on the Into the Cave tour with Arctic Adventures, I'm EXTREMELY happy with our decision. The guide was not only informative, but also extremely friendly and added some silly jokes into his patter, making the day a wonderful light hearted adventure for all of us. Thanks for the amazing learning experience, it is a memory that will live with me for a long time!
Very Friendly Company
Reviewed on March 15, 2018 by Rebecca From our post-trip system
My step-daughter and I enjoyed a glacial walk with this company. They are very friendly and the walk was good for all levels. They know what they’re doing and we felt very safe with them. They brought us to a beautiful spot and we got a great feel for crampons and walking on ice. Thanks for a great time!
Reviewed on March 15, 2018 by Tessa From our post-trip system
Great tour! I went with a friend and we had an amazing tour guide. We learned all about the area and detailed information about the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland. Super fun and I would recommend it to everyone
Must do tour!
Reviewed on March 14, 2018 by Samantha Martin From our post-trip system
The ice cave and views we saw on this tour topped anything else seen in Iceland! Scenic views paired with a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide, this tour quickly became a must do trip for anybody else I know that will be visiting Iceland!
Great Experience at the ''Into the Glacier'' Tour
Reviewed on March 06, 2018 by Tyler Piotrowski From our post-trip system
My wife and I had an excellent experience at the "Into the Glacier" tour while in Iceland. Our tour leader Marcus was great and informative on all levels. The glacier and ice cave itself was awesome and very beautiful to see. We also got to ride in a sweet Mercedes van. Great overall experience.
Reviewed on March 04, 2018 by Radver Lee From our post-trip system
Staff was friendly and trip was well organised. Saw what I wanted and more. A wonderful experience to be treasured...
Into the glacier tour
Reviewed on March 01, 2018 by Holly From our post-trip system
Our guide Bryony was fantastic. She was really friendly and knowledgeable and we felt in safe hands. There were bad storms whilst we were there and it seemed like they put safety first and adjusted plans with as minimal impact to customers as possible. The tour was fab, great scenery and just a small group. The guide was in communication with other groups on the glacier to avoid overlapping at any spots which was an added bonus. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Iceland.
Amazing time in the ice cave!
Reviewed on by Charles From our post-trip system
I had a fantastic time on the tour. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and did his best to make sure everyone had a good time. The tour moved at a good pace for a large group and everyone had ample opportunity to see everything, take plenty of pictures and have fun!