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Glacier Hike & Ice Cave Tour with Ice Guide

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31.900 ISK

Your adventure awaits

This tour, will allow you to visit a natural ice cave and explore Vatnajökull Europe’s largest glacier with a certified glacier guide from our friends at Ice Guide.

This tour is a great experience awaiting those who want to explore the unique atmosphere of a wondrous world of natural ice sculptures and formations.

  • Season: 25th of October - March
  • Difficulty: Moderate Moderate to Difficult
  • Start time: 10:00
  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours
  • Area: Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Type: Glacier Hike & Ice Cave
  • Meeting point: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Age limit: 16 year old
  • Group size: 2-8
  • Tags: Glacier, Ice cave tour, Ice cave tour combo

Your adventure awaits

If you are looking for a similar experience as our Blue Ice Cave adventure this is the tour for you.  This glacier tour is operated by our local friends from Ice Guide.  Ice Guide have their meeting point at Jökulsárlón ! Book your glacier hike and ice cave tour with our friends at Ice Guide!

This ice cave tour is provided by our friends at Ice Guide.

The glacier tour begins and ends at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon main parking lot. After about 30 minutes of driving on a 4 wheel drive road we head forward on foot for about 35 minutes, following a gravel path before reaching the glacier’s edge. We stay in the ice cave for approx. 30-40 minutes.

We visit the Sapphire ice cave and explore the glacier above. The 1.5 hour glacier hike offers majestic panoramic views and close encounter with Vatnajökull, the biggest attractions in Iceland. The glacier has many interesting features such as moulins and crevasses which often can be accessible.

The duration of this tour is 5 – 6 hours, with 1.5 hour on the glacier. The age limit is 16 years old.

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.

What’s included?

  • Guided tour with a local company.
  • Helmet, Crampons, Harness, Ice axe.

What to bring? 

  • Base layer (shirt and long johns) synthetic or wool, mid layer such as good sweater, wool or fleece.
  • Mid layer such as fleece jacket, thick wool garment, prima-loft jacket or similar.
  • Second mid layer can be added for colder days.
  • Hiking pants, fleece or soft shell or similar.
  • Waterproof breathable jacket like Gore-tex jacket and pants or similar.
  • Good thermal headwear and gloves.
  • Socks, synthetic or wool.
  • Small backpack (Can be handy to carry camera, rain gear and all extras).
  • Good hiking boots are essential. The boots should be high enough to provide good ankle support.
  • Regular street shoes or sneakers are not appropriate shoe wear for this trip!
  • Jeans are not accepted for our Ice cave tours!

ICE GUIDE MEETING POINT is located in a box van at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon main parking lot. We recommend being there at least 15 minutes before departure time. You will find the meeting point on Google Maps here

This Ice Cave tour is operated by our local friends at Ice Guide.
Tel: +354 661-0900 – www.iceguide.is – [email protected]

We kindly ask you to be at the meeting point on time. We recommend arriving at least 15 min before the scheduled departure time. Late arrivals unfortunately will miss out on their reservation and it will result in the cancellation of your booking and a full forfeiture of your booking fee.

Disclaimer: Notice that we do not recommend our participants to travel long distances same day as the tour takes place.

For road condition see vegagerdin.is and weather vedur.is

  • 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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