Glacier Tour Insight
This pristine combo glacier tour will allow you to experience the wonders of Vatnajökull National Park. Vatnajökull National Park is the perfect place to experience unspoiled nature and a unique environment.
This glacier tour will take you off the beaten path and let you explore the scenic sites of Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the beautiful Ice Cave in Breiðarmerkurjökull Glacier.
The tours are led by two local and professional companies to give you a safe and unforgettable experience in the breathtaking Vatnajökull region. The tours start in two separate locations and you will need to drive between locations.
- Season: Sep-Oct-Nov-Mar-Apr
- Difficulty: Easy Easy to Moderate
- Start time: 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
- Duration: Ice cave tour 3 - 3,5 hours
- Duration: Zodiac boat tour 1-1,5 hour
- Area: Vatnajökull and Fjallsárlón
- Type: Ice Cave Tour and Zodiac boat tour
- Meeting point: Glacier Walk - Glacier Adventure BC
- Meeting point: Zodiac Boat - Fjallsárlón
- Age limit: 10
- Group size: 12
This glacier tour is provided by two local families. The Ice cave tour starts at Glacier Adventure base camp in Hali. The Zodiac boat tour starts at Fjallsárlón, just 20 min drive vest from Hali.
If you book the 09:00 AM Combo Tour, you will be booked at 09:00 AM on the Crystal Ice Cave Adventure with Glacier Adventure and 14:30 PM on the Zodiac Boat at Fjallsárlón Lagoon.
If you book the 10:30 AM Combo Tour, you will be booked on the 10:30AM on the Zodiac Boat at Fjallsárlón Lagoon and 13:00 PM on the Crystal Ice Cave Adventure with Glacier Adventure
This combo tour is available April & October – November. Minimum age is 5 years old.
Crystal Ice Cave Tour
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.
The total duration of the tour is between 3 and 4 hours, with 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.
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.
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
Fjallsárlón Zodiac Boat Tour
On this pristine Zodiac boat tour, you will enjoy the scenic sites of Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
You will be suited up at the base camp and guided by an experienced guide that will lead you through mossy otherworldly like landscape to the lagoon and your boat.
After take-off you will be circling icebergs of all shapes and sizes that sometimes turn or flip over creating a spectacle. The tour will take you up close to the glacier wall of Vatnajökull, occasionally huge icebergs can be seen breaking of the glaciers edge and falling into the lagoon.
The guides make sure that you receive personal yet professional service, including a good insight into the history and the nature of the area, the glaciers and icebergs.
The total duration of this tour is 75 – 90 minutes, with 45 minutes on the Zodiac Boat. This tour is easy, with a 5-7 min walk to the boat.
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.
The tours are led by local and professional guides to give you a safe and unforgettable experience in the breathtaking Vatnajökull region. The tours start in two separate locations, there is around 20 min drive between the two meeting point (25 km) so make sure to take that into consideration when planning your trip. Please be at our meeting points 20 minutes before departure time.
ICE CAVE MEETING POINT: 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 Hcöfn. We recommend being there at least 20 minutes before departure time.
You will find the Glacier Adventure meeting point on Google Maps here
FJALLSÁRLÓN TOUR MEETING POINT is located at Fjallsárlón/Frost restaurant. We recommend being there at least 15 minutes before departure time. You will find the Fjallsárlón meeting point on Google Maps here
The Zodiac Boat Tour on Fjallsárlón is operated by our local friends at Fjallsárlón. If you need to contact them:
Tel: +354 666 8006 – www.fjallsarlon.is – [email protected]
Disclaimer: 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.
Included on the Ice Cave Tour!
- Micro Spikes
- Headlamp if needed
Included on the Zodiac Boat Tour!
- Warm Jacket
- Floatation Vest
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)
You can rent the following equipment for the Glacier Walk 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 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.