Ice Cave & Glacier Walk
This Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, will let you explore the naturally formed ice caves and ice tunnels of Svínafellsjökull outlet glacier, before you will head off for a glacier walk round the glacier tongue
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- Available jan, feb, mar, nov, dec
- Duration About 3 hours
- Location Svínafellsjökull outlet glacier
- Number of participants Min. 1, max. 10
- Age limit Minimum age of 8 years
What you'll experience.
In this amazing Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves and ice tunnels of Svínafellsjökull glacier, before heading off to a glacier walk on crampons around the glacier tongue.
The ice caves that are only accessible during winter, open up for exploration when the meltwater underneath the glacier freezes over and leaves behind these stunning ice tunnels. Your experienced guide will tell you more about their formation and show you around the caves. You will get plenty of time to take pictures of these breathtaking surroundings.
You will then head up to the surface of the glacier, where your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape. They will show you deep crevasses and unique ice features, whilst teaching you about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.
The drive to Svínafellsjökull from the starting point in Skaftafell is only 10 minutes, so you will get plenty of time to explore the ice.
Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomena and the conditions can change depending on weather. Your safety is our first priority so sometimes our tours may be canceled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens we will always do our best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits.
Included in final tour price.
- All necessary glacier & safety equipment
- Qualified guide
What to bring.
- Warm clothes
- Rain gear
- Hiking boots
- Energy bars
- Svínafellsjökull outlet glacier
- Skaftafell National park
- Ice cave
- Glacier walk
This tour is operated by our friends at Icelandic Mountain Guides. IMG manages an environmental fund that aims to preserve and restore the Laugavegur hiking trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. They are also powerful advocates for environmental awareness on various platforms.
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