Blue Ice Cave Adventure
Natural Blue Ice Cave and a Glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park
Book Now Pay Later Option
We understand that COVID – 19 makes it very difficult to invest in future travel plans, Glacier Adventure wants to help ease that burden with our “book now pay later option.” To book a tour send us an e-mail to [email protected] let us know which tour you would like to attend, what date, time, number of guests, and your phone nr. (incl. country code). Pay for the tour on location when you arrive at our base camp at Hali.
On this adventure tour, you will not only visit the Blue Ice Cave but also go on a hike on the glacier where you will get a the chance to explore ice tunnels, moulins and other beautiful ice features. It is such a unique experience to be able to stand inside an ancient glacier and the picturesque blue ice will make you feel like you are in a fairytale.
When joining Glacier Adventure for a tour you will get a personal experience from a local company. Our certified and experienced glacier guides take you on an unforgettable journey into the glacier and you you will learn facts about the glacier and the history of the region.
For those who want to go on a shorter tour and only want to visit the Ice Cave then we recommend our tour called Crystal Ice Cave Adventure
Find tutorial material on how to take the perfect Ice Cave photo:
Blog: Taking good ice cave photos with a smartphone
YouTube: How to take Ice cave photos with mobile phone
The tour starts and ends at our cozy base camp at Hali, only 12km east of Jökulsárlón i.e. The Glacier Lagoon. At Hali you will be welcomed by the Glacier Adventure staff and provided with all the necessary glacier equipment you need for this tour.
Hiking boots are available for rent if you don‘t have them with you.
From Hali base camp we will transport you towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, the drive takes approx. 30-40 minutes. From the parking lot, we will walk towards the glacier in a lunar landscape that has been shaped through the years by the retrieving glacier, the walk takes approx. 30-40 minutes.
The total duration of the tour is between 5 and 6 hours, 40-60 minutes inside the ice cave and 2 hours on the glacier. This tour is moderated.
Minimum age is 14years old
Please note: We will not be the only group visiting the ice cave. This has become an incredibly popular winter activity in Iceland. Other tour companies bring guests to visit the cave which can cause it to be crowded. Please expect to share the cave with additional groups
Availability: 09:00 and 9:30
Meeting point: Glacier Adventure at Hali
Duration: 5-6 hours
Age Limit: 14 Years old
Distance: 6-8 km
Group min: 2 people
Group max: 8 people
– Guided tour with a local guide
– Crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe
– Headlamp if needed
No matter where you’re going in Iceland, it’s important to choose the right clothing and dress according to weather. We strongly recommend dressing in layers so it is easy to take off or put on layers depending on weather.
- Good waterproof shoes with ankle support (hiking boots )
- Thermal underwear
- Wool/fleece thermal mid-layer
- Hiking pants.
- Waterproof pants & jacket
- Warm Gloves & hat
- Socks (wool or synthetic)
- Small backpack
- Reusable Water-bottle
- Food or Snack for a 6 hour tour (sandwich, chocolate bar, etc.)
- Camera (optional)
Glacier Adventure reserves the rights to refuse participation of clients if not dressed according to weather since this will put the clients at risk. In such circumstances no refunds shall be given.
You can rent the following equipment for the Glacier Walk tour:
Rain gear 1.000,- ISK
Hiking boots 1.000,- ISK
GOOD TO HAVE IN MIND
Our meeting point is located at our Glacier Adventure Base Camp, just a few steps away from Hali Country Hotel. Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure time.
You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here
Driving in the winter time can take much longer than expected.We recommend you to stay somewhere close to Hali the night before a morning tour. Here you can find accommodation suggestion.
You can find useful information about the weather at www.vedur.is and the road conditions at www.road.is
Disclaimer: All glacier trips are taken at the responsibility of participants. Glacier Adventure does not take responsibility for accidents which are caused by their customers or can be traced to their own actions.
Photos from earlier Ice Caves (It´s an ever changing glacier and we find new ones every year)
What are people saying
A perfect day in the ice caves!
View reviews on TripadvisorAn amazing experience! From start to finish, the entire tour experience was efficient, well organized, and incredibly enjoyable!Bailey B