Crystal Ice Cave tour in Vatnajökull Glacier
Natural Blue Ice Cave in Vatnajökull Glacier with Glacier Adventure
Book Now Pay Later Option
Glacier Adventure offers “book now pay later option” for people that 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.
When joining Glacier Adventure for an Ice Cave Tour you will get a personal experience from a local company. During this 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!
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.
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
For those who want more adventure, take a look at our longer tour, including additional glacier walk, ice tunnels Blue Ice Cave Adventure tour.Read More
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 3 and 4 hours, 40-60 minutes inside the ice cave. This 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 tour companies bring guests to visit the cave which can cause it to be crowded. Please expect to share the cave with additional groups
You might be able to see the northern light after the tour. 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.
Departure Times: 9:00 and 13:00
Meeting Point: Glacier Adventure at Hali
Duration: 3 – 3,5 hours/ 40-60 minutes in the ice cave
Age Limit: 10 years old
Difficulty level: Easy
Distance Approx.3-5 km
Group min: 2 persons
Group max: 12 person
- – Guided tour with a local guide
- – Helmet, Crampons and 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
- Gloves & hat
- Socks (wool or synthetic)
- Reusable Water-bottle
- Light Snack
- 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. We are located 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and 67 km west of Höfn. 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
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 must do!
View reviews on TripadvisorOne of the highlight of the trip… Fantastic experience!Lauren
WE ARE AUTHORIZED TOUR OPERATORGlacier Adventure has a licence provided by Icelandic tourist board to function as a tour operator.