- Trees planted 1
- Available jan, feb, mar, oct, nov, dec
- Duration 2.5 hours
- Location Vatnajökull glacier
- Number of participants Min. 1
- Age limit Minimum age 2 years
What you'll experience.
In the Vatnajökull Ice Cave Tour you will get the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy Europe’s largest ice cap glacier. To get to the glacier your guide will drive you in a specially modified Super Jeep, the ride alone is an experience to remember. Once you get to Vatnajökull you will explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view that’s out of this world, go into and underneath the glacier and experience the glacier’s beauty from the inside!
An experienced local guide leads the way and shares a wealth of fascinating information about the Vatnajökull glacier, ice caves, icefields and their impact on our environment during our journey, making sure everyone enjoys themselves to the fullest.
These ice caves are an ever changing natural phenomenon and, therefore, unpredictable. We will visit one ice cave during the tour and the choice of a cave is based on conditions and safety.
This exciting tour offers you the opportunity to walk inside a truly mighty chunk of ice. Vatnajökull Glacier was formed thousands of years ago and is by far the largest glacier in Iceland. It covers an area of roughly 8.000 Sq. km (5.500 Sq. miles) and is almost 1.000m thick at its deepest point, making it the largest glacier mass in Europe.
Sometimes the ice caves are not accessable due to the weather. Unfortunately that’s something we can’t control.
If the rain has been intense the previous days before the tour, the cave will need to evacuate the water, since the ice cave is the plumbing system of the glacier.
If that happens, the guide will take you the extra mile and explore other cave-like formations such as glacier arches and moulins. We will try to go as close to the ice cave entrance as possible and hike around the area to create a memorable adventure.
This tour is operated by our friends at Glacier Journey. This small, family run company is located right underneath the Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest ice cap glacier. Their passion is not only to create amazing experiences for their guests but also to protect and preserve the nature that surrounds them.
Glacier Journey's certifications: