Glacier hiking and ice caving adventure in Vatnajökull glacier departing from Skaftafell. A grand tour on Europe's largest glacier.
Into the Glacier
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Day trip, available from Skaftafell in Iceland.
- Ice cave
- Small group guaranty
During the winter, we are able to offer an unforgettable tour into the glacier. Every year we use a different cave, as the glacier is ever changing and it provides us with an amazing place to explore every winter. The ice cave is very sensitive to temperature, accessibility and other conditions. We always put safety first on these tours and never go into the glacier unless it is absolutely safe for our costumers. Visiting an Ice Cave provides a unique experience and great photographic opportunity. The light shining through the ancient ice projects a magical blue color that is characteristic for the crystal caves.
Our highly qualified glacier guides will make sure safety issues are in order and get you all the necessary glacier gear needed for the tour.
Make sure you are dressed in warm clothes, two or three layers are advised. Good sturdy hiking boots or hiking shoes are essential.
Please note that the tour is operated from Skaftafell so you need to arrange transport to the meeting place as there is no transport available for this tour from Reykjavik. If you are an experienced driver we recommend that you rent a car because the bus schedule is limited during the winter. You might also be interested in our two-day tour.
If you are looking for other options that include glacier exploration and transportation to and from Reykjavik please check out the Blue Ice tour or Glaciers & Waterfalls. Please note that these are not ice cave tours.
This is an ice cave tour only so it is not combined with a glacier walk.
For important safety reasons it is not recommended to go into the ice caves without a certified glacier guide.