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Magical Crystal Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull Glacier

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21.900 ISK

Glacier Tour Insight

Joining Glacier Adventure for an Ice Cave Tour you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this glacier tour, you will explore a natural Blue Ice Cave in Breiðarmerkurjökull, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull the largest glacier in Europe.

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. The Ice Caves are constantly changing and we can spot changes from day to day. This is truly a unique experience!

  • Season: October - May
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
  • Area: Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Type: Ice Cave Tour
  • Meeting point: Glacier Adventure Base Camp, Hali
  • Age limit: 10 year old
  • Group size: 12 - 14
  • Tags: Glacier, Family friendly

Your adventure awaits

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure for you and your family, to explore the magnificent nature that Iceland has to offer? Look no further, this glacier tour is exactly what you need.

The glacier tour starts and ends at our cozy base camp at Hali, only 12km east of Jökulsárlón 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 drive towards the glacier on our modified jeeps, for 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 glacier tour is between 3 and 4 hours, 40-60 minutes inside the ice cave. This glacier tour is easy-moderated and family-friendly. You will not walk on the Glacier during this tour. Minimum age is 10 years 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 ice cave tour companies bring guests to visit the cave which can cause it to be crowded. Please expect to share the ice cave with additional groups

For those who want more adventure, take a look at our longer ice cave tour, including additional glacier walk, ice tunnels Blue Ice Cave Adventure tour.

You might be able to see the northern light after the tour, also known as aurora borealis. In Iceland, you are able to see the northern lights for around eight months a year from late August till late April. Winter season is definitely the most common time to see the northern lights in Iceland. It is really nice to go watch the northern lights at the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond beach which is only 15 minutes away from our meeting point.

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.

Our meeting point is located at our Glacier Adventure Base Camp, just a few steps away from Hali Country Hotel. We are located 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and 67 km west of Höfn. Make sure to arrive at the meeting point early each day of the tour, so we can gear up. We recommend being there at least 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 the 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



Guided tour with a local guide: Our certified and experienced glacier guides take you on an unforgettable journey into the glacier. You will learn facts about the glacier and the history of the region and get the perfect instagram photo. 

Equipment: Helmet, Crampons, and a headlamp if needed.

At the base camp: Free parking, coffee and wifi

Find tutorial material on how to take the perfect photo:
Blog: Taking good ice cave photos with a smartphone
YouTube: How to take Ice cave photos with mobile phone


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
  • Gloves & hat
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water-bottle
  • Light Snack
  • Camera (optional)

You can rent the following equipment before the tour:

  • Hiking boots 1.000,- ISK
  • Rain gear 1.000,- ISK

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.

Glacier Adventure offers a “book now pay later option” for people who find it difficult to invest in future travel plans or are having problems booking online.  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.

  • Glacier Adventure reserves the right to always keep a 5% payment fee to cover costs for the booking & rescheduling.
  • If you must reschedule or cancel the booking, please provide us with 24-hour notice. This way we might be able to resell the seats.
  • Cancellations received less than 24 hours before tour departure, will not be refunded. This includes bookings made within 24 hours before departure.
  • If clients cancel their tour more than 24 hours before departure, a 95% refund will be given.
  • “No Shows” will not be refunded if the client is not on time before the tour departure.
  • Glacier Adventure reserves the right to cancel your trip with your safety in mind.
  • With short notice, the tours can be canceled due to safety reasons or other natural conditions. In such cases, a 100% refund is provided.

Note: We don’t refund if the client is late or doesn’t show up, or if the weather is not good and the tour is still on schedule. We recommend that participants stay in a hotel or guesthouse close to Hali the night before the tour.

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