Ice Cave Tour in Vatnajökull
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Ice cave tours are all the rage in south Iceland this winter and on this tour you get to go see one with experienced locals dedicated to showing you a good time. A great addition to your self-drive tour around the south!
This tour is great for those who like to experience these magnificent blue wonders for themselves with enough time for some photos that will make all of your friends jealous. The guide will not only lead you to the ice caves but will also tell you about the regions history from settlement to today.
Our partners for this tour are locals that live in the region and therefore know it very well, ensuring that you will get the real local experience.
This tour is suitable for those in good health and who are used to all-terrain walks.
Not suitable for children under 10
Depending on weather and conditions
Glacier Gear and safety equipment
About this tour
On this tour you will get to visit one ice cave but the cave is chosen by your guide with your safety and the weather conditions in mind. Some of the caves cannot be visited unless the temperature is below zero and require there not to have been any rain in the days before. Because of this, the driving time to the cave and the walkingit takes to get to it varies on each tour.
From the meeting point there’s usually a 25-45 minutes drive to the caves and the hiking time on the glacier can be between 5-60 minutes. Keep in mind that the terrain can be rough as you are hiking through the raw beauty of Iceland where there are no sidewalks and rails.
Since nobody owns the glaciers, we can’t guarantee that you will be on the only tour visiting the caves at any given time but the groups are never so big that it should feel crowded.
The meeting point for this tour is the Hali Country Hotel (please check in for the tour at the reception) which is about 13 km east of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You need to be there at least 20 minutes before the departure time.
Please note that we advise you stay somewhere close by the night before the tour.
We strongly advise against driving from Reykjavík and back on the same day to do this tour.
This partner reserves the right to change your itinerary or cancel your trip with your safety in mind. If they are forced to cancel your trip due to factors outside of our control you will receive at least 80% refund of fully prepaid trip.
This partner reserves the right to always keep 20% confirmation fee to cover costs. If clients cancel their tour more than 48 hours prior to departure, 80% refund will be given. If clients cancel their tour within 48 hours of departure no refund will be given.
No refunds are given if the guest is late, or doesn’t show up even if the weather is very bad, as long as the tour does take place. Therefore it is recommended that you stay in a hotel or guesthouse east of Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park, and west of the town Höfn the night before the tour.
No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, closed roads or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in bus schedules, or other similar causes. The partner does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.
Please visit this page for our full terms and conditions
This tour is a Partner Tour
What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.
We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.
Not what you are looking for? Here are some more great options
Food and culture
A great mix of sightseeing and exciting glacier activities. Great for solo travelers! ...More Info // Book Now
Splurge on this popular super jeep tour that includes all the major sights at the Golden Circle and Europe’s second glacier: Langjökull...More Info // Book Now
If you just want something simple, without any extra frills, that is also affordable – this tour is definitely a worthy contender....More Info // Book Now
Enjoy a date with puffins in their natural habitat and travel there in style (a tractor is involved). ...More Info // Book Now
Our Selection of Golden Circle Partner Tours Although we have a list of preferred tours that we strongly recommend we also recognize that you might be looking for something completely different. ...More Info // Book Now
If you want to combine seeing some of Iceland’s less explored highlights and a super jeep this is the tour is definitely the tour for you...More Info // Book Now
An affordable food tour of the golden circle on smaller buses (25 passengers max) ...More Info // Book Now
A great way to combine two essential items on anyone's Iceland itinerary: Glacier walk and and the northern lights. Simply a great tour!...More Info // Book Now
If you want to enjoy a nice glacier walk as a part of your self drive tour around the South Cost this is the perfect tour for you....More Info // Book Now
The south coast is spectacular and this is an easy, affordable and safe way to experience it. Black sand beaches, waterfalls and glaciers !...More Info // Book Now
Walk through Ice and Fire PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU This tour offers you the wonderful experience of bathing in a natural hot spring and walking on a glacier! Two items ...More Info // Book Now
Escape the crowds by visiting Iceland's most famous landmarks in the evening in a super jeep. Small group sizes. ...More Info // Book Now
Brilliant tour, brilliant guides and amazing view. Where else are you going to snorkel between two tectonic plates? Nowhere, that’s where....More Info // Book Now
If you don’t have a lot of time but you still want to see the Golden Circle highlights. Easy and affordable, great for your first day....More Info // Book Now
Snæfellsnes is one of the most beautiful and overlooked areas in Iceland and it has everything you’d wish for: Glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls....More Info // Book Now
One of the best ATV tours we've done in Iceland. Beautiful views, friendly guides and that elusive plane wreck in Sólheimasandur....More Info // Book Now
Visit one of the pearls of the Icelandic highlands from Reykjavík. A day full of hiking, colorful mountains and a soak in a natural hot pool...More Info // Book Now
Eat your way through the Reykjavík’s culinary scene with friendly locals and tasty treats...More Info // Book Now
Combine the Golden Circle with a short riding tour in a small group at a great price. ...More Info // Book Now
A great addition to your self-drive holiday around south east Iceland where you get to explore a magnificent glacier without it taking up a whole day...More Info // Book Now
An affordable - no frills - small group tour around the south coast. Great for adventurous spirits and solo travelers....More Info // Book Now
A great way to experience the amazing ice caves of Vatnajökull glacier with great photo opportunities to make all your friends at home jealous!...More Info // Book Now
Amazing views while whooshing around Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a snowmobile. Great addition to a self-drive tour around the south coast. ...More Info // Book Now
A simple and easy riding tour for the whole family in a small group. With pickup from Reykjavík...More Info // Book Now
Take a break from long bus tours with a fun 2 hour ATV tour on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Amazing views and heaps of fun. ...More Info // Book Now
Smaller group sizes and a combination of natural beauty and local culture. If we would organize a golden circle tour – this would be it!...More Info // Book Now
If you are not doing a self-drive tour around the south coast this is the easiest and most affordable way to do a glacier walk from Reykjavík...More Info // Book Now
Hike Iceland’s tallest waterfall with a friendly local guide. Available with pickup from Reykjavík or as an addition to your self-drive adventure...More Info // Book Now
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to see the Northern Lights if you don't want to drive yourself ...More Info // Book Now