Day Tours/Activities

Ice Cave Adventure

In this tour you will experience unique natural ice caves under the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. Get ready for an unforgettable experience.

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  • Available jan, feb, mar, nov, dec
  • Duration About 3 hours
  • Location Vatnajökull glacier
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1, max. 12
  • Age limit Minimum age of 10 years

What you'll experience.

In this ice cave tour you will experience unique natural ice caves that can be found by Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. The tour is perfect for those who want to visit an ice cave, get great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience.

The tour can take between 2,5 – 3,5 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón. The tour, guided by a local guide from Hali, will take you through the region’s history from settlement until today.

You will spend about 30 – 40 minutes in the cave.  The age limit is 10 years old.

Please note!  We will not be the only group visiting the ice cave. This has become 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.

In this tour you visit one ice cave and the highly experience guides always choose the best cave available according to safety and weather conditions. This will affect both driving and walking time of the tour. Driving to the location can take 35-45 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take from 5 to 15 minutes. You should have in mind that the walking is always in the pure Icelandic nature on gravel and rough terrain so make sure you have warm clothes and good shoes.

Ice Cave tours are weather dependent. Sometimes Ice Cave tours get cancelled with short notice due to safety or weather reasons. After a heavy rain previous days before the tour, the cave sometimes get´s full of water. It can also be too warm to enter the caves as the ice can be unstable and not safe to go under. If that happens, the operator usually offers other options if the weather allows, a Super Jeep and Glacier Explore, where you will drive to the glacier edge and explore the glacier tongue with many amazing picture moments. That tour is at a lower price so you will be awarded a refund for the difference. You can of course get a full refund if you prefer not to take the Super Jeep and Glacier Explore tour as a substitute.

Included in final tour price.


  • Helmet & crampons if needed
  • Super jeep tour to the ice cave
  • Experienced, professional guide

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes
    • Waterproof outer layer
    • Warm hat & gloves
    • Good shoes (hiking boots recommended)
    • Camera


    • Super jeep ride
    • Blue ice cave

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Glacier Adventure. The company is owned and run by two local families born and raised in the region. Their goal is to share their love and knowledge of the region with their guests and to safely introduce them to some of Iceland´s most stunning sights.

    Glacier Adventure's certifications:

    Tour operatorTour operator

    19.500 ISK
    Per person

    19.500 ISK