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Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

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Vatnajökull Glacier: Ice Cave Tour

From US$ 159 per person

See the inside of Iceland's glaciers on this incredible ice cave tour. Enter one of the icy blue chambers of the Vatnajökull Glacier and discover the beauty that lies within.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the blue ice caves in Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier
  • Access the cave after an exhilarating 4x4 Superjeep ride
  • Choose the departure time that works best for you
Full description
Seize the opportunity to experience one of the stunning blue ice caves within Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. This tour is rated as easy, as the Superjeeps allow participants to get very close to the entrance of the cave without exerting much effort. Head into the more easily accessed ice caves for an encounter with the stunning blue ice and the beautiful views for which Vatnajökull is famous. In the warmer summer months, the glacier melts and forms holes and crevasses. After they freeze, get an up-close look at what nature has created. The winter months are all different and the glacier and caves are constantly evolving, making the sites extra interesting. Each season, the best available cave is chosen for this tour. The tour begins from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Meet your professional glacier guide and climb onboard a 4x4 Superjeep to begin the rugged journey towards the glacier. The drive is an experience in and of itself. Once there, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the icy blue caves of Vatnajökull.
Includes
  • Local and professional glacier guide
  • 4x4 Superjeep transfer to the cave
  • Safety equipment (helmet and spikes)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

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  •  While the tour does take place in most weather conditions, it is subject to alteration or cancellation in cases of extreme weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5

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Note that we visited the Sapphire ice cave, at the time of writing this. Not the Crystal or Diamond cave as you might have read in the internet. These caves appear and disappear over seasons. So by the time you visit, it might not be the same cave. We had a good time with Pat and he was a friendly and knowledgable guide. The journey by super jeep is some 40 mins one way, 30 mins of walk one way to the cave, 20- 30 mins in the cave, and back. The ice caves were so beautiful and the tour was totally worth it.

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October 13, 2021

What a great experience. First off road with a big tire car and then another half hour walk. But the ice cave was fantastic. Black on the outside but blue on the inside. This was also because luckily we had nice weather with lots of sun. Our guide Daniel told a lot about it

October 11, 2021

November 4, 2021

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